Ct236 Duty of Care

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Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children and young peoples settings 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role When at work you have a responsibility for the care and welfare of yourself and others, including the safety and well-being of yourself and others. This can include maintaining confidentiality by only sharing information with the appropriate people within the situation. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals When an individual who is unable to care for themselves is in your care you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone and anything that could cause them harm. The individuals best interest is always the priority to protect them from any form of harm. If any risks are noticed they must be reported to the manger straight away, this can include physical, emotional or sexual abuse, poor working practice by staff and misuse or using the wrong equipment. 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individuals rights Refusal to take medicine, this may cause serious harm to the individual although it is their right to choose or refuse the medication. It is our duty of care to advise and encourage the individual of what is in their best interest without over taking their decision and without forcing them into something they do not want to do. If they are still refusing after encouragement then the manager must be informed and the situation must be documented. 2.2 Describe how to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individuals rights and the duty of care When a dilemma occurs between an individuals rights and our duty of care there must be up to date records kept so that there is evidence of the situation and any changes can be noticed to see whether

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