It has an influence on social care work, because we need to make sure that we are communicating well, and listening to the individual's wishes and preferences, and we need to remember not to dothings without discussing it with service user. Rights Every service user has rights and these must be respected. However, it need to be understood that rights and responsibilities have to be balanced. Some tensions between what the service user perceives as their right and what we can offer as a part of the service might be encountered. Examples of rights: dignity,privacy, choice of diet, choice of dress, the chance to say own opinion, etc.
* Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. (Aii) How does the duty of care affect the work of a social care worker? As a care worker we owe a duty of care to the people we support, our colleagues, our employer, ourselves and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care. * Our duty of care means that we must aim to provide high quality care to the best of our ability and speak out if there are any reasons why we may be unable to do so.
When social care workers are aware of their own duty of care and follow the code of practices this enables them to work under clear guidelines ensuring a safer work environment and that all acts are done with the individuals best interests. Safeguarding is not just about keeping individuals safe in the care setting, but making sure they are safe from illness, abuse or injury. Everyone working
This could be from themselves or others so all tasks needs to be assessed prior to undertaking them to ensure the risks are reduced to the minimum level and that they receive the appropriate level of support. Aiii The duty of care is a guideline that is held within the care setting to ensure the care staff are aware of their responsibilities and know what is expected of them whilst they are promoting the well being of the individuals being supported. These guidelines are in place to protect individuals within the care setting whether it is a person living within the care setting or the support staff working within the organisation. Aiv Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals because it sets out the standards required to provide appropriate levels of care within the setting so that no harm comes to either the individual living within the setting or the staff supporting them e.g. complaints or accusations.
Unit SHC36 Promote person centred approaches in health and social care 2.2 How do you use care plans when applying person centred values A person and their needs should be at the centre of the support process. A carers role is to make sure that a person has every opportunity to state how they wish their needs to be met. This is especially important when the issues regarding the person are difficult or of a sensitive nature. Person centred working is about putting people in control of their lives, whether it be a new service user or a person who has been “stuck in the system” for many years. Most places will have a format (usually a care plan) for identifying needs such as: * What they are able to do independently * Personal Care * Nutritional Needs * Daily Life * Choice and Control * Risks * Medications * Work, leisure and learning * Physical and mental health It is important that everything is included in the care plan.
1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role To meet the individuals’ needs (hunger, warmth, shelter, mobility) in a safe environment whilst respecting their human rights. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Our duty of care involves protecting individuals from harm as a result of outsiders (strangers), other potential threats within the environment (potentially threatening carers and residents) and from harm to themselves. Any indication of such failures in that individual’s care must be notified to management immediately. 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights If an individual refuses personal care for an extensive period of time we are failing our duty of care to maintain the person’s hygiene however by forcing the issue we would be denying the individual of their human rights and freedom of choice especially if they are capable of making their own decisions. 2.2 Describe how to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care Speak with the manager to implement protocols in regards to the situation.
It is their right as an individual to be able to make informed choices about their own lives even if you disagree with their choice. You can also seek advice and information from your Manager or Senior staff. What having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation? Duty of care is a requirement that the social care worker acts towards others with the watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would. If the social care worker’s actions do not meet these standards of care, then the acts are considered negligent and any damages resulting may be
Duty of care affects a social care worker by prompting the independence of the service user follow practice and procedures designed to keep you and others safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work. Complying with employer’s health and safety polices help service users and carers to make complaints. Aiii) what having duty a duty of care means for a care giving organisation. To help service users remember that we are not here to stop them from doing what they want to do it is about making sure service users have information about risk assess risks. If service users are happy we will get more referrals and good reports from CQC.
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care settings 1.1 Define the term Duty of Care A duty of care means that all health and social care professionals and organisations providing health and care services, must act in the best interests of the people they support. They also have to do everything in their power to keep people safe from harm and exploitation. As a care professional, you must ensure that you do not do something, or fail to do something, that causes harm to someone. You have a professional duty of care to act only within your own competence and not to take something you are not confident about. 1.2 Describe the Duty of Care which affects your own practice It is important to only carry out duties that you are competent and confident in under taking the duty and it is important that the task are in your job description and declining care work that is not.
304 Ai. Duty of care is a legal term. It means that we are obliged to be aware of others wellbeing and taking reasonable care that nobody comes to harm due to our actions. Aii. As a carer we need to put the needs and interests of our residents at the centre of our practice and thinking.