What you have learned in this section

  • You should always provide personalised care with due attention to the patient’s privacy and dignity.
  • Fluids and nutrition will form a major part of your day-to-day work and some individuals might experience difficulties in eating or drinking without help.
  • You must observe various health and safety regulations in your workplace including how to prevent infection.
  • It is helpful in your role to understand the basics of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities.

5 Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability

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