| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 204-1.2, 304 – 1.2 | | Question 2:Explain what it means to have ‘duty of care’ in your job role. | | | It means making sure that I provide a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to | | | take care of vulnerable clients and to make sure that their needs and welfare are being | | | looked after. I also make sure that service users are treated with care and respect, and | | | that they are protected from any harm or abuse that may happen, and that they are | | | given choices. It also my role to make sure that my duty is carried out safely and | | | effectively in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first. Other ways are - It also our duty of care to promote independence, and ensure that all individuals are aware of what their rights are. We should be aware of how to recognize signs of abuse, neglect or unacceptable behaviour and to follow policies and procedures if this happens All individuals should be treated fairly and without prejudice Informing management if there is anything that is stopping us from carrying out our job safely Complying with health and safety regulations Ensuring residents know about the complaints procedure and to report a complaint | 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protectionof individuals | We are responsible in keeping individuals safe from harm, whether it is illness, abuse or harm and injury. We can do this by involving families and other health care professionals in their care plan, getting ideas on ways best to support their family. Following a code of practice and
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. 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 CT236 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young peoples settings. 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role: This means that you are responsible for the care and welfare of yourself and others while at work. It also means that you are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others. 1.2 Explain how the duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals; When caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves, you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone or anything that could cause them harm. Everything you do must be in their best interest and protect them from harm in every sense including but by no means restricted to, physical, emotional, financial and medical.
Principles for Implementing DUTY OF CARE 1. What is meant by the term “Duty of Care”? A duty of care is a legal requirement that all health and social care professionals, that are providing a health and care service, is that they must put the interest of the service users they help and support first and to do everything in their power to keep them safe from any harm. 2. Explain what it means to have a Duty of Care in your Own Work Role.
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.
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings. 1.1 A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foresee-ably harm others. 1.2 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.
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. Organisations should always ensure that they consult legal and legislative requirements when developing and maintaining their duty of care frameworks and consider working alone guidelines. 1.2 Diemmas that may arise Equipment- Clients may refuse to use hoists and stand aids as they have had bad experience in the past with using them which could affect clients hygiene, physical needs and means that staff can’t do their job to a high standard we would take note of what the clients have said and ring the manager to come up with another solution. All equipment must be in date and checked regularly before use. Training- training must be up to date and if it isn’t you should not but yourself or clients at risk of danger.
Moving and handling – Moved according to needs and safety of all concerned . Medication policy – How individuals have a right to refuse medication . Confidentiality policy – discuss how you protect individuals confidentiality In general terms you have a duty to ensure the well-being of individuals and to ensure their needs are met, however if someone has the capacity to make decisions for themselves, then they have the right to refuse help, even if others disagree with their choice. The choices you
1.1 Define the term ‘duty of care’ In law a duty of care is a legal obligation on an individual to ensure that they follow a standard of reasonable care that could harm others. In the workplace the employer owes a duty of care to all employees and this is enforced legally with the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 and other health and safety legislation. Duty of care in health and social care means the same but is more rigidly applied, you must do everything that you can to keep the people in your care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the health, safety and welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. It is a legal obligation which