Care Certificate

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Glossary of terms used on this course

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Glossary of Terms for Health and Social Care Training

Skills for Care has developed a comprehensive glossary to demystify the terminology used throughout this course. For further clarity, a detailed video explanation and a complete list of these terms are available in the student download area.

Key Terminologies Explained

ABUSE

Abuse may encompass physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological harm. It can be related to factors like age, race, gender, sexuality, culture, or religion, and includes self-neglect and neglect by others.

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

Active Participation recognises an individual's right to engage in everyday life activities as independently as possible.

AGREED WAYS OF WORKING

Refers to the policies and procedures of a company, encompassing both informal guidelines and formal policies like the Dignity Code and Compassion in Practice.

BARRIERS

Barriers may arise due to culture, gender, religion, language, literacy, health issues, disability, or sensory/physical impairments.

CARE AND SUPPORT

Encompasses assistance with daily activities and emotional support during times of difficulty, promoting participation in community and family life.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

CPD is the ongoing process of learning and development to maintain and enhance skills and knowledge throughout one's career.

DIVERSITY

Celebrating and valuing visible and non-visible individual differences, encompassing respect for these diversities.

DUTY OF CARE

Entails the responsibility to provide high-quality care and to report any obstacles in doing so.

EQUALITY

Focused on ensuring equal status, rights, and opportunities for all individuals.

HEALTH CARE TASKS

Involves clinical procedures within a care or support plan, such as stoma care, catheter management, or administering injections.

INCLUSION

Ensuring fair and equal treatment of all individuals, promoting their integration into society.

INDIVIDUAL

Refers to any adult, child, or young person receiving care or support.

KEY PEOPLE

Individuals significant to a person's wellbeing, including family, friends, carers, and others in a supportive relationship.

MOVING AND ASSISTING

Often referred to as ‘moving and handling’ or ‘moving and positioning’, depending on the context of health or social care.

NEEDS

Covers a wide range of physical, mental health, emotional, and other types of needs identified through assessment.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

A record of objectives for development, activities to achieve these objectives, and timelines for review.

PERSON CENTRED VALUES

Includes values such as individuality, independence, privacy, choice, dignity, respect, and rights.

REFLECT

The process of considering all aspects of work, including potential improvements.

SECURE SYSTEMS

Encompasses both manual and electronic systems for secure data storage and retrieval.

SELF-CARE

Refers to actions taken by individuals to maintain health and wellbeing and manage their own care needs.

STANDARDS

Includes various codes of conduct, regulations, registration requirements, and legal standards like the Human Rights Act.

WELLBEING

Encompasses a person's sense of hope, confidence, self-esteem, and their ability to engage socially and experience pleasure.

WHISTLEBLOWING

The act of reporting suspected wrongdoing in the workplace, also known as ‘making a disclosure in the public interest’.