Health Care: Graded Unit 1
Introduction Page 3
Planning Stage Page 4-9
Development Stage Page 10-13
As part of my Higher National Certificate course in healthcare I am required to provide evidence of achieving the following principle aims in the form of a graded unit; * Knowledge, theory and practice in a variety of health care settings * A broad range of specialised vocational knowledge and skills, involving recent developments and specialisms * Have an individual patient focus in my practice * Develop reflective practice * Promote career progression and academic pathways for and within health care.
The following project will focus on an activity which will benefit the patient in some way by incorporating the knowledge gained from all HNC units. After discussing the proposed subject matter with my class tutor and placement mentor (see Appendix 1 and 2) it was agreed the project will be a therapeutic activity, a manicure. I feel the patient will benefit from the one to one care and verbal stimuli I provide. To ensure the patients privacy and confidentiality is maintained throughout this project I will be referring to her as Rosa Linney (Data Protection Act 1998)
Rosa Linney is an 86 year old dementia patient resident in a care of the elderly ward at a hospital in Fife. She has been receiving continuous care since admission twelve months ago, before which she lived at home with her retired husband. Prior to retirement Rosa worked as a nurse while her husband owned his own business, this evidently places them in the middle class of society. In the United Kingdom, the term ‘middle class’ implies those people who typically have had a good education, own a family house, and hold a managerial or professional post. One of the most commonly used indicators of
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