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The aim of this unit is to enable learners to explore how to empower individuals using health and social care services in order to maximise their independence.
It is essential for all health and social care professionals to understand that the service they deliver enables individuals to participate in the decisions that are made about their lives.First, learners will explore how legislation and the sector skills standards regarding the design and review of services promote independence, which in turn is captured within organisational policies and procedures. Second, learners will investigate factors that can affect participation, independence and choice, including systems for assessing and minimising risk. Finally, learners will investigate the administration of medicine and the effectiveness of policies and procedures for administering medication in achieving the best possible outcomes for users of services. Learners will study legislation and factors that affect the care that is received. Learners will also examine strategies to promote the best possible outcomes for individual users of services.