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A Care relationship has to be constructed K100 course team 1998 p191 otherwise conflicts and pressures will arise In all forms of care a person will encounter conflicts and pressures at some point whether it is a care receiver or a care giver unless attention is paid to develop a constant relationship Using relevant literature and personal experiences I will explore the conflicts and pressures associated with the Intimate care relationship I will do this from two perspectives the perspective of the carer and the care receiver I will firstly outline each conflict and then I will suggest reasons why such a conflict might arise and suggest a solution I define Intimate care or personal care as something that a care receiver would normally do for themselves for example washing dressing and using the toilet In the essay I will refer to the care receiver as the client The first conflict that I will discuss involves what might be termed caring styles In my employment I carry out intimate care on a regular basis One of the conflicts which I come across most often is the approach to care by a carer with a different caring style Some peoples views on privacy are different from my own For example when dressing a client I tend to try and minimise the length of time that the person is unclothed and if they are sharing a bedroom I would always bring a screen across to reduce the embarrassment for both clients However someone who has different views may leave the client undressed for lengthy periods of time and when in a shared room would undress both clients in full view of each other However as Twigg has noted Nakedness creates vulnerability cited in K100 course team 1998 p215 and it can be very embarrassing for clients especially if they are unable to voice their own opinion on the situation Thus the care receiver can
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