Principles vary between fields and disciplines, but in health and social care, it can be described as moral rules or guiding behavior that influences a health social worker or caregiver’s ethical guidelines by pushing him to carry out support services effectively. This means that principles of health and social care practices are extremely vital because they influence the efficiency and quality of support that is provided to the needy clients (Trodd amp. Chivers 2011, p.142). These principles include legislation, policies. codes and regulations that the N.H.S implemented with an objective of ensuring that the individuals in care homes or under the care of health social workers are not abused, but rather that their needs are met to the fullest. An example of such an implemented principle is the one enacted by the U.K department of health in 2012 (Department of Health 2012, p.1). The evidence of the effectiveness of the Act is evident in U.K because statistics claim that the level of care given has transformed and risen to higher levels.Health and social care practice application by the health social workers are guided by ethical or health principles (Brotherton amp. Parker 2008, p.103). These principles help guide the practitioners to offer person-focused services that in turn promote health and well-being. In this, social care providers need to apply various support principles. There are various common principles in health and social care practice that include communication, equality, confidentiality, rights and acknowledging the client’s beliefs and culture (Moonie 2005, p.44).
Principles of Health and Social Care Practice