as a primary care giver, we have to respect our limits and boundaries but there are situations which however demands us to go beyond our boundaries we just need to know when.
what are the situations that put caring on a strain?
How can boundaries be respected in situations where intimate care is being given?
can be burdensome for the patient and the caregiver, it may be time to cross borders. You have to stick to certain rules, which should not be exceeded.
A number of situations put a strain on the idea that caring is just an extension of 'being ordinary'. These include times when people are giving intimate care.
Since the normal rules do not apply in these circumstances, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice, thinking very carefully about the core question: 'How can boundaries be respected in situations where intimate care is being given?’'
The previous question will be explored through a fictional case study set in a residential unit for young people with learning (and some associated physical and sensory) difficulties.
The story is fictional in the sense that the characters are made up, but the setting is based on a real establishment and each incident or situation is based on a real event.
In this case study you will meet Marie, a new care assistant
In the following case study you will be introduced to Marie; a new care assistant.
Read the document 'Case study- Marie' in the section titled 'Extra reading material'.
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