CARE VALUE BASE What are care values?
CARE VALUES • ARE BELIEFS ABOUT THE RIGHT WAYS TO TREAT PATIENTS OR CLIENTS • WHEN ALL THE VALUES ARE PUT TOGETHER, THEY MAKE UP THE CARE VALUE BASE • ALL HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND EARLY YEARS WORKERS SHOULD RESPECT THE CARE VALUE BASE
THE CARE VALUE BASE IS ABOUT • PROMOTING ANTI-DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE • MAINTAINING CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION • PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS RIGHTS TO DIGNITY, INDEPENDENCE AND SAFETY • ACKNOWLEDGING INDIVIDUALS PERSONAL BELIEFS AND IDENTITY • PROTECTING INDIVIDUALS FROM ABUSE • PROMOTING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS • PROVIDING INDIVIDUALISED CARE
TASKS • The slides that are about to follow all deal with issues of Confidentiality • In pairs, decide what should be done in each of the case studies
Darren • Darren has an appointment with the school nurse for a BCG booster injection. He is worried about it making him ill. He says that he has just taken some ecstasy and pleads with the nurse not to tell anyone.
Yasmin • Yasmin tells her new Health Visitor that her new boyfriend is violent and is beating her. She asks the Health Visitor not to say anything as she is frightened of what might happen. Yasmin and her boyfriend have a three month old baby.
Eileen • Eileen has terminal cancer. She tells her District Nurse that she has had enough of living and is going to end her own life tomorrow. She says that it is her choice and asks the District Nurse not to interfere.
Jennifer • Jennifer goes to her GP for contraceptive pills. She asks her GP not to tell her parents. She is 14 years old.
Stabbed man • A man with a stab wound arrives at the Hospital Casualty Department. He won’t give his name and asks the nurse not to phone the Police. He says that he will leave if the nurse does. He is bleeding heavily.
Lee • Lee turns up at a Hostel for the homeless. He says that he has runaway because his father has been beating him. He asks the Social Worker not to contact his family. He is 16 years old.