Aim of unit 2: Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
Unit 2 Principles of Health and Social Care Practice covers the areas of values and principles which are applicable in Health and social care sector. Learners will be able to gain insight on the areas on underpinning health and social care practice. The formal and informal mechanism has been also addressed in this study. One of the most important factors which have been addressed in this unit is promotion of good practice by individuals. The strategies are also addressed which helps to address strategies which can be applied for improving performance.
1. Understand how principles of support are implemented in health and social care practice
2. Understand the impact of policy, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards on organization policy and practice
3. Understand the theories that underpin health and social care practice
4. be able to contribute to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy.
LO1 Understand how principles of support are implemented in health and social care practice
This part of the unit emphasizes on principles of support in this industry, confidentiality, person-cent red approach and ensures protection from any harm. It is important to maintain respect individuality and it must be incorporated into organizational practice. There should the presence of dignity and respect among the partnership. It also addresses that diversity must be respected that the value of different culture could be addressed and protected. The risk factors are also included in this part of the unit.
LO2 Understand the impact of policy, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards on organization policy and practice
The important policies which are addressed in this part of the unit are child protection act and quality protection act. It helps to emphasize that child protection should be in the priority list. This unit also promotes the welfare of children and the value of people. The current legislation has been followed by the organization is the Care Standards Act, 2000. Apart from this, current applicable regulations are Care Homes Regulations, 2001 and The Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002. The relevant code of practice along with ethics for nurses and midwives has been also addressed.
LO3 Understand the theories that underpin health and social care practice
This part of the unit is specifically emphases on theories of human growth and development. The way of managing stress has been also addressed. Important social processes have been clearly projected such as leading to marginalization, health condition of poor, lacking education and demand of health and social care. The nature of health and social care services has been also addressing here which is constructed with different discriminations. Significance of the partnership to maintain an excellent environment in the organization is listed out. Income from maintenance and criminal justice services has been also identified in this.
LO4 be able to contribute to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy
This part specifically deals with different considerations which revolve around health and social care. This is included with supervision, quality assurance system, up-gradation of knowledge and skill and maintenance of professional registration. Quality assurance system also addresses along with the ways of upgrading skills and knowledge.
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
This unit links with and underpins many of the units directly connected with practice and with managing activities, in particular:
- Unit 1: Communicating in Health and Social CareOrganisations
- Unit 9: Empowering Users of Health and Social CareServices
- Unit 10: Safeguarding in Health and SocialCare
- Unit 16: Understanding Specific Needs in Health and SocialCare
- Unit 17: Community DevelopmentWork
- Unit 21: Supporting Significant LifeEvents
- Unit 22: Developing Counseling Skills for Health and SocialCare
- Unit 28: Work-basedExperience.
Unit 2 Principles of Health and Social Care Practice also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care. See
Annexed B for mapping.
This unit also has links with the National Occupational Standards in Leadership and Management for Care Services. See Annexed C for mapping.