Duty of Care

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Unit – SHC 24 Introduction to Duty of Care (Answers) ------------------------------------------------- 1.1 Duty of care is a legal obligation that requires a person to maintain a reasonable standard of care that prevents harm to others. It is when the people using a service have their safety, welfare and interests placed at the centre of everything the organization does. 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 workers of the care establishment. This includes: Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Teachers and You! ------------------------------------------------- 1.2: Ensure your actions promote the safety, welfare and interest of all people using the service by doing the following: Follow the GSCC Codes of practice, which set out what care workers must do to help promote the duty of care. Also ensure you maintain your knowledge and skills. Moreover do not cause harm and protect people from harm. Finally adhere to workplace policies and procedures. ------------------------------------------------- 2.1 * If there is a conflict about a person who refuses to a have a treatment, it can make a big dilemma between the organization and the wishes of the person. This may be because they have difficulty accepting that they need treatment, they do not accept that they are ill, or they are too ill to realize they need treatment. * Another dilemma can be refusing medications; maybe because the person is worries that if they take medication they may get side effects, they do not want to become reliant on medication, or finds that medication blunts their moods too much. It is important that the person will need to be provided with sufficient information so they are aware of the risks involved with their decision. * Smoking
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