WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.
CU235P/CT235 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting 1.1 The term duty of care is the responsibility of caring for another person who may well be vulnerable which includes those who are young, old, ill or unfit mentally to care for themselves and requires another person to assist. This includes looking after the person’s hygiene Cleanliness, safety, meals, Transportation, medication or physical needs. Duty of Care requires all staff to ensure that all the people we work with are safe and that we abide by relevant legislation and follow care plans. And inform the office of any changes to medication so everyone can keep up the constant care. Duty of Care is the legal duty to take reasonable care so that others aren’t harmed and involves identifying risks and taking reasonable care in your response to these risks.
UNIT 202 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role 1/ As a care worker it is my duties to ensure I promote a professional and well presented manner. It is my duty to ensure I have been given full training when regarding to medical or manual handling activities. It is my responsibility to ensure the safety and protection of the people I support. I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role.
In my job role this is making sure that I do not overcome my boundaries and recognise my abilities and limitations of my competency. Keep my emotions and personal beliefs outside of work and also never accept any offer off patients that would be seen to compromise my position. Inform more senior members of staff of any actions or omissions by myself or colleagues that I may feel will put the safety of myself or patients at risk. • Promote and uphold the privacy, dignity, rights, health and wellbeing of people who use health and care services and their carers at all times. In my job role always acting in the best interests of patients is essential, treating them with the respect and compassion that they need.
Any information or actions we apply need to comply with in the law and logically with our society we are doing business with. (Sullivan) Conflict of interest We must not work with or provide information to any parties that are in the same type of businesses now of in future of those clients with whom we are under contract. Quality We must maintain the quality of what we do through constant ongoing review with our clients, outcomes, activities and the cost-effectiveness of all activities. We must have regular review meetings and progress reports to ensure assurance of quality when dealing with clients business. (Sullivan) Conduct We must be clear and open and non judge-mental when giving information to clients in a professional business like manner to ensure information provided is biases’ based for the client at hand.
Organisational policies and procedures are in place and must be followed such as data protection | personal relationships there are no such regulations and the sharing of information has no limits. Personal relationships can also be formed with anybody. | A1 A2 The relationship between the social care worker and service user is a type of working relationship in the adult care setting. The social care worker must have a working relationship with service users.The relationship between the social care worker and line manager is another example of a working relationship. This relationship must stay professional within the adult care setting.
1. Understand the implications of duty of care ← define the term ’duty of care’ (mai scurt) Duty of care : the legal obligation to act toward othen with careful attention and reasonable caution to protect their wellbeing and prevent harm occuring. (sau) ’A duty of care’ is a legal term. It reffers to the obligation of all adults to be aware of the wellbeing of others and take reasonable steps to ensure no-one comes to harm, as a result of any action or inaction. According to UK law, a duty of care applies to all people you come into contact with, but it is of particular significance where children, young people and adults that require safeguarding are concerned, because they are unable to meet their own needs or may be aware of potential danger.
Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) is relevant as it requires that any infection or disease that is work Related be recorded and reported. There are regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that produce standards to guide and inform infection prevention and control practices. The HSE is an independent regulator for work-related health, safety and illness; provide information and advice to reduce risks of accidents occurring in the workplace including the spread of
304 Introduction to duty of care in health and social care 1.1. What is meant by duty of care in my own work role “ Duty of care” means to provide care and support to individuals within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways to work. It is about keeping the service users independence, to support and enable them to live within an environment free from prejudice and safe from abuse. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, choices and we should respect that at all times while promoting them as an individual. 1.2.
It has an influence on social care work, because we need to make sure that we are communicating well, and listening to the individual's wishes and preferences, and we need to remember not to dothings without discussing it with service user. Rights Every service user has rights and these must be respected. However, it need to be understood that rights and responsibilities have to be balanced. Some tensions between what the service user perceives as their right and what we can offer as a part of the service might be encountered. Examples of rights: dignity,privacy, choice of diet, choice of dress, the chance to say own opinion, etc.