Dementia Case Study Review: A

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They can affect feelings of like and dislike, along with generating very strong emotions. They also influence how the individual views the world and remain so until a deliberate effort is made to adjust and change. (Koprowska, 2008)

The problems facing Larry's family required changed attitudes to make it easier for all of them to deal with the various organisations they were going to have to lease with in order to get a resolve.

Values are socially approved ways of doing things in a way that is acceptable to society. Larry's values were not held in the same vein as the people surrounding him.

Question/Section 2

There is a whole raft of U.K. Legislation that deals with the care of clients who need access to intensive social services. The main issues in the case study as well as in the legislation that need to be addressed are the values and respect for the client. It is critical that Larry and his wife Jeanie get the help that they need, but that their rights are respected and valued even as care personnel weigh options to help them in their senior years. The central principle is that of patient-centred care.

NHS Community Care Act (2003) and the Carer's Act (2004)

The issues that Larry has identified in the nursing facility that are affecting his wife Jeanie need to be investigated. This is especially the case with regard to hygiene issues such as toileting, privacy and potential abuse of Jeanie that should be investigated by the social welfare team. At the same time, there is a need to investigate the facts surrounding the allegations of nursing home neglect. Given Larry's possible issues with dementia, the truth of his allegations need to be investigated.

For the purpose of social service examinations of allegations of client neglect or abuse, the Commission for Social Care Inspection was formulated in 2003 as a non-departmental public body. Also, it functioned as the single, independent inspectorate for the field of social care in Britain. The Commission was abolished on 31 March 2009. Chapter 6, section 94 deals with "(4) For the purposes of this section the Assembly may carry out an inspection of (a)any local authority..." (Legislation.gov.uk 2003). That section would represent the legal authorisation for a review of the nursing home.

However, we can not forget that the care workers also have rights. Under the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004, care givers are to be able to have access to training, work and leisure opportunities just as any other worker has the right to. The Act requires that employers provide job assessments be offered to care givers, that they consider the needs of care givers with regard to leisure, education, training and work. Not all care givers will wish to pursue all of the above options. However, practitioners completing assessments with the caregiver should be able to signpost them to other relevant agencies (Legislation.gov.uk 2004).

Refer to (IR (ME)R 2000) (Ionisation Radiation Regulations)

Caregivers, especially live-in and full-time caregivers, are very frequently exposed to the same environmental conditions. These can include x-ray and other equipment that gives out hazardous radiations in both medical and dental environments, as well as radioactive wastes. The Medical Exposures Directive requires that all medical exposures to ionising radiation have to be justified prior to the exposure being made. This Directive refers to two levels of justification; 1) justification