Aii) Duty of care affects the work of each social care worker as duty of care places a responsibilities to ensure practices are fair, safe and recognises diversity, choice and independence. Duty of care affects the work of a social care worker means that organisational and legal requirements must be recognised understood or followed. A social care worker has the reasonability to keep up to date with best practices and to make sure they are applied to their day to day work. Social cared workers must also record actions taken and the thinking behind it. Aiii) Duty of care means that care giving organisations have agreed procedures and protocols when working with other agencies, a organisation needs a workforce development on duty of care.
2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. Sometimes an individual’s rights and choices may lead them to wanting to do something that may cause harm to themselves or others, this causes a dilemma as it conflicts with duty of care to prevent harm but at the same time we need to respect the individual’s rights, choices and independence. An example of this in a care environment is a resident may need a frame to assist with walking but wants to walk unaided. This may lead to the resident falling and causing injury or effecting a previous leg/hip injury. In this situation
As a carer I would discuss the options and choices available to the individual to allow them an informed choice regards their care. What could happen if there is ineffective communication between the following relationships? • You and your service users Lack of trust and confidence. Could give the wrong type of care. Could miss out on important information – which could result in harm.
This could lead to conflict between the individual’s family / carers if staff involved other agencies such as Social Services. Dilemmas could be knowing when to get further help regarding child/adult protection and safeguarding issues for example if you did not refer the case to social services the individual might still continue to suffer abuse. Another dilemma would be knowing when to break confidentiality and share information. If you have any concerns about an individual or feel they are at risk you need to share them and report it, it is always better to be safe than sorry. 2.2 – There are many ways to manage risks associated with conflicts and dilemmas:- * Allowing individuals to explore with guidance, * Making individuals aware of potential hazards and dangers, * Allowing individuals to acquire life skills through learning how to cope with risky situations, * Staff ignorance, 2.3 – To get additional support and guidance on conflicts and dilemmas would be to talk to my line manager or get information from outside agencies, the intranet or the internet.
My employer must follow the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, their responsibilities are to provide the mandatory training and supervisions, ensure policies and procedures are put in place, plan, organise, control, monitor and review health and safety arrangements, make sure the equipment is available and to maintain risk assessments and to deal with chemicals and other substances safely. As an employee I also have to follow COSHH 2002 (control of substances hazardous to health) in my workplace. This means I have to follow the procedures set in place by my employer and attend training. I have to make sure any hazardous substances are kept locked away where unauthorized people cannot get them. I also need to dispose of hazardous substances correctly and not mix substances in case of any hazardous fumes or explosions that may occur.
large poster in staff room. These are To comply with their employers safety procedures To use safety equipment that is provided To report hazards To act with regard for their own and others safety Health and Safety Regulations There are a number of health and safety regulations, specific areas of health and safety are first aid and fire precautions. Outlined below are the regulations that early years settings re likely to have to comply with, although some settings might have to comply with others. This means that it is important for employers and people in settings who have responsibility for health and safety
Employees are responsible for following policies, procedures and guidelines. Health and Safety polices at Hawkinge House ensure that general safety risk assessments are carried out to both external and interior areas to the home. Staff are required to attend all mandatory training. 1.3 - As a care worker you have a responsibility for their own and others health and safety. They have to report any hazards or potential hazards to the employer.
How can positioning inhibit and improve communication? Positioning can create barrier on receiving and interpreting messages which inhibit communication. If we cannot see each other then it will inhibit communication. In care setting, it is important to keep our eyes at the same level as the person that we are communicating with. But it is as important to consider positioning while working with different people having different difficulties.
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