explain how risk assessment can be used to promote an individuals independence in managing medication Note:
A health risk assessment (HRA) is a health questionnaire, used to provide individuals with an evaluation of their health risks and quality of life. Commonly a HRA incorporates three key elements ? an extended questionnaire, [ [ a risk calculation or score, and some form of feedback i.e. face-to-face with a health advisor or an automatic online report.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define a HRA as: a systematic approach to collecting information from individuals that identifies risk factors, provides individualised feedback, and links the person with at least one intervention to promote health, sustain function and/or prevent disease.?
If someone self-medicates or is actively encouraged to participate in the whole process of taking their medication, depending on their ability, e.g. knowing when they need to repeat their prescription, requesting script from GP/being supported to order it via surgery's website/taking it to pharmacy, collecting it, knowing the time to take their meds, or getting a glass of water to take their tablets then they are being empowered to be active in the process, not a passive recipient who has no understanding/control over a part of their life, it's about being person-centred, doing things with the individual, promoting their independence, feelings of self-worth & esteem, hopefully less chance of mistakes being made, abuse occurring An individual's right to have their dignity & privacy respected, following organisations ' Policies & Procedures, National Standards, Codes of Conduct, Essential Standards of Quality & Safety, this also relates to consent (Mental Capacity Act 2005) & the right to confidentaility (Data Protection Act.) www.wandptraining.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=vthread&forum=3&topic=4722
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Think how a risk assessment finds the best way to manage something so that the individual is as independent as possible. [ For example it can find the best equipment for the individual to use to take a liquid medication ie spoon, cup, syringe etc so that they don't have to rely on others. Or it can reveal the individuals ability to remember what to take and when to take it. And so on.
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