A new textbook written for the FETAC modules Care Skills (5N2770) and Care Support (5N0758), introducing the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work effectively in a healthcare setting and to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. Part 1: Care Skills * Examines the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of people in care. * Addresses the hygiene and daily healthcare needs of dependent clients and the importance of reporting changes in a client's condition to the supervisor. * Promotes key interpersonal skills including empathy, respect, patience and effective communication. * Highlights client safety and security procedures involved in washing, showering, positioning, moving and handling. * Outlines correct procedures in the use, cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment. Part 2: Care Support * Presents the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a healthcare worker. * Examines the healthcare worker's role within a multidisciplinary healthcare team. * Provides focus on the need for planning to meet the needs of the individual client as well as the healthcare worker.
* Encourages reflection on professional relationships and personal effectiveness as a means of development and growth WRITTEN FOR Care Skills (5N2770) and Care Support (5N0758) as part of the following major awards: Community Care (5M2786) Health Service Skills (5M3782) Healthcare Support (5M4339) Nursing Studies (5M4349)