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Practitioner Values in Dementia - Portfolio 3
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Practitioner Values in Dementia - Portfolio 3 Date Student Name: Student Number: Tutor Name: Tutorial Time: Abstract This report aims to address the following: (1) Critically explore systems that safeguard and promote the ethical well-being of people receiving dementia care; and (2) Critically explore an aspect of "your service" that addresses anti-discriminatory practices and of that which promotes social inclusion.
These systems are derived on the bio-psychosocial inquiries which addressed the holistic needs of the people receiving dementia care. Barker (2008, p. 297) identifies the different systems in dementia care and includes the following: biological system, psychological system, family system, health and social care system, cultural system, and sociopolitical system. These systems safeguard and promote the ethical wellbeing of people with dementia in various ways. The biological system focuses on the current condition of the people with dementia, their primary caregivers, and family members. It ensures effective care and functioning by addressing the different life needs and its processes. For instance, people with dementia may have alterations in cognitive functions and the physical manifestations cannot be cured but can be controlled. Likewise, the primary caregivers or family members of people with dementia should be physically fit when planning for dementia care as the projected level of stress can sometimes lead to burnout. The psychological dimensions of people with dementia, their primary caregivers, and family members are also affected. Having dementia and caring for people with dementia do not only cause physical exhaustion but emotional stress as well. ...
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