My interview with the main GP – Dr K. Lahon of the Dr K Lahon Surgery who is 60 years old and working at this GP surgery since 20 years has revealed much information. Being a GP it is evident that he needs to have specific qualifications and the GP would have done particular courses in order to pursue this career as a GP. The interview has revealed that the GP has these qualifications from GCSE onwards ‘4 A levels, BSc and MBBS’.This shows that being a GP requires a lot of hard work and dedication. The GP took all science subjects at A level which is one course and another course where he learnt skills was university studies and by attending updates.
Being a GP like any other person is the medical field is that it is life long learning. There will always be new diseases thus new cures or improved cures and new medicines which means that the GP as any person in the medical field will need to have knowledge about so that they can successfully diagnose their patients. The GP has learnt most of the skills he has by attending the ‘updates, courses and experience’.The GP’s qualifications would have enabled him to pursue any other ‘job in the medical field e.
g. a surgeon or any other specialist field.’ The interview has revealed that the disadvantages of being a GP outweighs the one advantage which is ‘satisfaction that I have made patients better’. The disadvantages as stated in the interview were the risk element. This is because every medicine that the GP prescribes to the patient carries a risk, a risk that it will not work on the patient or worse still have side effects which are greater than the initial problem.
Without a doubt there are certain qualities that a GP must have.The qualities which the Dr K Lahon identified were ‘patience and knowledge’. Furthermore although the duties of a GP are numerous the main responsibility which was identified is ‘care for my patients and staff but also manage how much money I get’. Due to the qualifications that a GP has gives the GP extra responsibility – the responsibility of ‘providing medication’. The duties of the GP doubt helps the patients immensely ‘gives them reassurance and help them get through their illness’ is one of the ways in which the GP has stated helps the patients.Care Value Base Care value base is the right way to treat clients hence is an ethical code (what is right or wrong). It is a set of rules and regulations that every care worker has to follow.
http://en.wikipedia.org defines Care Value Base as “an ethical code which governs how caregivers ought to act in certain situations within a health or social care setting.” This improves the clients’ quality of life as all their four needs (Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social needs) are being met. One way in which the care workers improve the clients quality of life is by empowering the clients.
Empower means ‘giving someone the ability to do something for themselves’ [Ref: www.teachersharbour.com]. They do this by promoting the values that the care workers feel are important to the client – this allows the care worker to ‘provide individualised care’ based on an individuals needs.The aim of health and social care services is for people to be able to develop and keep their independence. Being a care worker involves keeping a balance between helping and not interfering with someone’s personal, private life. The 7 care values as listed in the GCSE Health and Social Care for Edexcel are: 1.
Promoting anti – discriminatory practice This means that every client has freedom from discrimination – this is also illegal it is against the Race Relations Act 1970. 2. Maintaining confidentiality of information This means that private information about clients should not be disclosed to any third organisation – this is made sure by secure recording systems to which only the care workers have permission to see.3.
Promoting and Supporting Individuals rights – right to independence, safety and dignity This means supporting individuals right to “independence, health, safety, choice and effective communication” [Ref: GCSE Health and Social Care for Edexcel] 4. Acknowledging Individuals’ personal beliefs and identity This means that every one has the right to be different and this should be respected. 5. Protecting individuals from abuse This means that clients should feel comfortable working with care workers.
6. Promoting effective communication and relationships This means that each clients needs should be understood and information to help the client should be provided. 7. Providing individualised care This means that a balance is kept between helping someone and interfering with their personal lives.
This allows clients to be independent which improves the quality of their lives.