Tda 3.3 Care Values

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It is essential to maintain rights of all patients, to do this healthcare and social workers use the care value base. Consisting of principles and key values together they are fundamental to the standard of care expected for all. The principles consist of; anti discrimination, rights to dignity independence and safety, acknowledging personal identities and beliefs, protection from abuse, effective communication and relationships and individualised care. Values consist of; respect, dignity, working together, commitment, compassion, fair treatment for all, improving overall health and wellbeing (, 2015). The care value base works directly alongside the 6 C’s of nursing (, 2015). Which under new plans to be introduced will…show more content…
Communication is a vital part of treatment and recovery and can be verbal and nonverbal. It is especially important with the elderly to be able to communicate through body language such as eye contact and hand gestures as they may have hearing or visual impairments. Communication extends beyond initial treatment and it may be necessary to communicate by other means such as pictures, an elderly patient may not be able to comprehend the menu so assisting with a picture menu it would enable the patient to use their own choices. Bringing comfort through a smile or subtle hand gestures such as holding a patient's hand in a distressing and confusing time communicates without the need for words that the caregiver is there. In the case of Mr Williams the day nurse would need to go at his pace so…show more content…
The newest code of conduct came into effect on 31st March 2015. The code is structured around four themes; to prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust. (, 2015) To implement this there are four key ethical rules and principles. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2015) state's nurses must ensure they tell the truth and give informed consent by outlining the truth and to never give false hope, this is called Veracity. A patient has the right to privacy and information should only be disclosed on a ‘need to know’ basis. Confidentiality forms the base of the third ethical rule. The final ethical rule is fidelity, nurses should maintain their duty of care to all patients no matter who they are or what they may have done. Ethical principles are just as vital. Autonomy is deeply important when caring for a patient as you are respecting the patient's right to make their own decisions, the nurse can teach the patient to make informed choices and support patients with their individual needs, nurses should never force or coerce patients into doing things and the main focus is ‘informed consent’. Beneficence ultimately means the nurses actions must aim to benefit their patients. It is important to remember that ‘benefit’ should be defined by the person themselves, it is not what the nurse views as

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