Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self. * Always act in the best interest of the service user and their care needs, giving choice and promoting independence whilst treating them with respect, whatever their choices and
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children and young People’s settings. .1. Understand and the implications of duty of care 1.1. Define the term ‘DUTY OF CARE’. Answer: Duty of care means that al health and social care professional and organisation providing health and care service, must act in the best interest of the people they support.
Duty of Care: Definition Duty of Care is a legal obligation to always act in the best interests of everyone to ensure that those receiving healthcare services receive safe and appropriate care and safe from danger and misuse. It is a code of practice that should be adhered to by healthcare professionals in everything they do to ensure they stay within the legal requirements for their role and to ensure that they are protected in the event of a claim of malpractice or negligence. It is also important that healthcare professionals act with independence as they are responsible for the wellbeing of those they care for. They must stay within their own professional competence and confidence levels and do all that they can to keep those receiving care from them safe from harm, as those they look after are often the more vulnerable members of society. The healthcare professional must always keep front of mind that with this kind of role comes a certain amount of responsibility.
Unit 1 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice (a) What it means to have a duty of care in one’s own work role A duty of care is a legal obligation to all Health and Social carers and professionals who have to act in the best interests of individuals and others, also not to act or fail to act in a way that results in harm. This duty of care can be a general implied minimum standard of care or can be outlined in different codes of practice or guidelines in various legislation. This duty of care can also be more specific and defined in specific legislation for example Equality Act 2010 or the COSHH regulations 2002. Carers and employers have to ensure that this duty of care is practiced and achieved. Employers adopt this duty of care into their training and operating procedures so it is central to how they conduct their practice.
What having a duty of care means for a Care Giving Organisation. Aiii: Trained to their Organisations Standards. Ensuring employee’s understand CQC and the definition Duty of Care. Legally, employers must abide by relevant health and safety and employment law, as well as the common law duty of care. They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims.
Principles For Implementing Duty Of Care Within Health, Social Care Settings Duty of care is a phrase used to describe the obligations implicit as a Health & Social Care worker. As an individual healthcare worker you owe a duty of care to your patients/ service users, your colleagues, your employer, yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care it is not something you can opt out of. Your duty of care means that you must aim to provide high quality care to the best of your ability. If for any reason you can’t do this then you must say so.
4222 204 Duty of care In health and social care settings. Define the term duty of care. This is a legal obligation to ensure individuals health and safety, to keep an individual safe, you must report any concerns to your line manager, respect confidentiality and respect the individual’s wishes. It is your requirement to work in the best interest of the individual and within your own level of competence it is your responsibility to be aware of policies and procedures. How does duty of care affect your own role?
PRIVACY – maintaining the service user’s rights to privacy. I would do this by making sure they are not intruded upon by other service users, staff, relatives and friends 5. INDEPENDENCE – always making sure that as a care professional I empower the service users What is consent? Consent is giving permission to do something. In health and social care settings it usually means that the individual gives consent to take part in an activity or to accept some kind of care or treatment.
Building trust is essential. The code of conduct states firstly to ‘Treat people as individuals’ this meaning that each person has different needs but also each person is equal to the next person. Each individual should be treated fairly and not discriminated against, proving the appropriate care and given sufficient support and advice whilst being sympathetic and understanding. ‘Confidentiality’ is vital. The patient’s information should only be disclosed where necessary, such as if there is reason to believe they are at risk of harm or somebody else in their care is at risk and then only should it be disclosed to the suitable professional.
L3 HSC Technical Certificate unit worksheet Unit 304 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings The numbers after each question relate to the assessment criteria in the standards 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role (1.1.1) Duty of care is a legal obligation that requires those working in health or social care settings or with children and young people in a wide range of settings to ensure and maintain a reasonable standard of care for the person they care for. The concept of the duty of care involves keeping the individual safe in all circumstances, ensuring the individual is free harm and also to give the individuals freedom of choice. The duty of care provision ensures that bad practices are eliminated from our work, ensures safety and wellbeing. As workers in the health and social care industry, concept of the duty of care affects us in various ways some of which are listed below;- * We have to be accountable for your own actions whilst working on duty.