A certainty of life is that, sooner or later, it must unfortunately come to an end for us all. Palliative care (better known – though mistakenly so – as end of life care) exists to make sure this passing can come as peacefully and comfortably as possible.
It is important to be aware of what palliative care entails, and what options are available for palliative care since there are a few misconceptions about it. Discussing these will be the purpose of this article.
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There are many specialisations and roles within the medical field; being as wide reaching and complex as it is, it would be irresponsible and impractical to expect any single physician to have a comprehensive knowledge of all facets of medicine. This article takes a look at paediatrics, explaining the role and different facets of the work paediatricians do, and give an overview of the stages of training involved when becoming a paediatrician.
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Data protection is the protection and the legal control over access to and the use of all data stored physically and electronically. It is defined by the Data protection Act (DPA) of 1998 and was updated by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in 2018.
Confidentiality of information is a key part of maintaining dignity for those using health and social care services. The DPA requires public bodies and their data controllers to comply with a range of predefined principles.
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Health and safety is important all year round, but there are a number of myths that have sprung up regarding the HSE and Christmas. Continue reading “Health and Safety at Christmas”
According to WHO (World Health Organisation), 50 million people worldwide have Dementia, with 10 million new cases every year. These individuals often need around the clock care. While families often bare the burden, care assistants providing private duty nursing can also be of benefit in these circumstances.
In many of our lives, a loved one is experiencing challenges like this every day, requiring in-home care and supervision from a qualified professional. Caregiving is often a solution that best fits the needs of an ailing senior, but is there more than can be done?
Luckily, there is. Continue reading “Understanding Private Duty Nursing”
The term ‘duty of care’ is mentioned often, but few people understand the intricacies of what it means. As the law surrounding duty of care applies to both private and public environments, to both businesses and individuals, it is important to understand the concept and its applications properly. Continue reading “Duty of care law”
Understanding and addressing your patients’ needs is the ultimate goal of the conscientious care worker. In any work environment, too often, when employees are confronted by angry customers, they inadvertently escalate the situation rather than address the root cause. Conflict resolution and customer service are key skillsets used effectively by experienced carers. Continue reading “Conflict resolution – The patient is always right, mostly.”
In the past, career specific tuition typically was split between the classroom and the workplace. For further education, students would leave secondary school and sit A Levels or attend sixth form colleges with vocational centric training. Those seeking higher education would move to Universities across the country. Training was seen as face to face; in lecture halls or workshops focused on a degree. Today, with access to online courses becoming easier, more and more school leavers, full time employees are turning to online teaching.
This article looks at the advantages of online classes and why it works well for those in the care sector.
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The Care Certificate is the most important piece of certification for anyone wanting to work in the care sector. It can be difficult to understand exactly what it is and what it includes, so the purpose of this article is to enable the prospective carer to understand what they are required to study in order to be able to work in their field. Continue reading “Understanding the Care Certificate”
Strokes can be life-threatening, and they are also not uncommon. As such,
it is important to understand what strokes are, and how you can help care for someone who is suffering or has suffered from a stroke. In a stroke act FAST.
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