A Care Value Base Is Protecting Patient 's Health And Wellbeing

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A care value base is “A set of values which care practitioners (GPs, nurses, doctors) must follow to provide a good service of health care. It’s therefor in place to try to avoid discrimination, mistreatment and misunderstandings (Classroom notes 2013). There are five care values which I will explain below.
Confidentiality is maintaining information regarding patient’s health and wellbeing. Medical practitioners should be aware that when they share information about the patient they should think whether it is beneficial to the patient and whether the colleague needs to know that information. GP 's should have a confidentiality policy because it is protecting patient’s personal information. The surgery I have researched (surgery X) has a high confidentiality policy because they make sure there are no files which are accessible to any unauthorised people. Only professional and patients can access the information. They keep their records in files in a cabinet locked out of sight within the reception area. This is ensuring no other patient or member of staff can access private files and it is to protect information. Computers within surgery X are password protected because otherwise anyone could access them and view another patient’s information. They also lock the screen if they leave the room. All patients have the right to confidentiality it is the law under the data protection act to ensure all information about patients are confidential and remain private…

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