Elizabeth Khadaroo CT236 1. 1.1 Health and social care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service.
Unit 4223-307 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care Outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role The term ‘Duty of Care’ is a moral and legal requirement of health and social organisations whether it is carers, health professionals, or anyone providing health care services towards the people they look after. This means that they must do their duty to keep individuals in their care free from harm, safe from harm, treat with dignity and respect, and to give those individuals choice. Duty of care can be undertaken with watchfulness, attention, caution that a reasonable person in the same circumstances they are in would do. This is underpins everything that you do in your role.
For example, If we notice a client has a sore spot at the base of the spine and we fail to report it or apply cream to it, in a very short space of time it could develop into a pressure sore which is neglient. Aiii WHAT HAVING A DUTY OF CARE MEANS FOR A CARE GIVING ORGANSIATION Organisations must do as much as is reasonable possible to keep individuals safe from harm. This can be achieved by providing policies and proccedures to keep all in the setting safe. Respond to reports and complaints, address any risk. Included in the policies and proceedures the organsiation needs to be aware of dangers, carrying out risk assessment, respecting the individuals right to make risky choices ( after you have done all that is possible to dissuade them), take actions to keep individuals safe and log and report any dangers or problems.
Within this duty of care there also things like omissions or a failure to act that needs to be considered because if you fail to do something for a service user that is expected of you, then you have failed your duty of care and this can result in harm for the service user. Duty of care is based and judged on a reasonable standard. In other words what is reasonably accepted from a support worker which derives from the guidelines in my job role and specifications and as well as those set by the law which include the general social care council. In my roles as I am responsible for the care and support of the service users and I must ensure I am up to date with my knowledge and skills to make sure the quality of service I provided is of a high standard. Provide a service and support in a safe and protective manner.
SHC24: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings 1.1 Define the term ‘duty of care’ “Duty of care” is a legal obligation to do everything witch you can do to keep a person safe from harm, for this you must respect his dignity, to protect him, to be honest with him, and to “upgrade” your knowledge and skills. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own work role “Duty of care” ensure providing care at the highest levels of quality and safety, When rights violations the person can take legal actions against healthcare provider. If the person supports an accident and if I cannot carry out a task safely, I must finde someone who can help. Is my responsibility to report a improper conduct or any operation that could be designated like “abuse”. 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights My first action must/will be the interest and safety of the individual.
You could lose your job and you could have legal action taken against you. | 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own work role and how it contributes to the safeguarding and protection of individuals Duty of Care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals | In your role you have a duty of care to raise any concerns you may have about any aspect of your work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, poor practice by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect. | It is your duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm. All employees should report any concerns of abuse they have.
Ugur Basu Unit: CT 236 Principals for implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. “Duty of Care” means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working with my employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. In my role I have a duty of care to raise any concerns I may have about any aspect of my work.
Unit 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children or young people’s settings 1.1 To have a duty of care means to be accountable for clients in our care by e.g. exercising authority, managing risks, working safely, safeguarding clients and others monitoring own behaviour and conduct, maintaining confidentiality, storing personal information appropriately, reporting concerns and allegations, making professional judgements, maintaining professional boundaries, avoiding favouritism and maintaining high standards of conduct outside the professional role. 1.2 Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of the individual clients by having a number of policies and procedures to follow ensuring that a clients health and safety is paramount. This is done by daily checks, risk assessments, fire drills so clients are aware of where to go and what do to. Risks assessments are extremely important and must be implemented and met all the time.
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Outcome 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what duty of care means in a care setting. Duty of care means that you are responsible for the welfare of those in your care. A care support worker has a duty of care to protect vulnerable people from harm, through neglect and is primarily in place to prevent accident and abuse. An employer can ensure they provide a good standard of duty of care by ensuring all carers have CRB checks, up to date training, abiding by the legislation provided by governing bodies such as the CQC and making sure that all staff have a good understanding of their duty of care policies. Duty of care also covers employee's, which means each employee has a duty of care to the colleagues, ensuring their well being and safety in the work place.
Duty of care in health and social care settings 1.1 Duty of care is the responsibility for taking care of another person , ensuring their physical and mental wellbeing. Giving individuals choice and safeguarding provided for service users as well as colleagues. Adhering and observing legal obligations and policies/procedures of the organisation. 1.2 In my role as a care worker, it would be restricted to my own level of competence, I would report any concerns that I have over an individual’s care or health to my work supervisor. I would follow up on these concerns on any subsequent visits to ensure concerns have been acted upon and hopefully resolved.