CU1683 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care Practice. 1.1 – 1.2 – Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding/protection of individuals by preventing abuse, whether this is in a sexual, physical or emotional harmful ways. Help keep respect and dignity preserved. 2.1 – Conflicts and Dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights could be staff having a difference of opinion over an individual for example a staff member believing they have signs of abuse and another staff member thinking they don’t. This could lead to conflict between the individual’s family / carers if staff involved other agencies such as Social Services.
Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self. * Always act in the best interest of the service user and their care needs, giving choice and promoting independence whilst treating them with respect, whatever their choices and
These might include evidence or suspicions of bad practice by colleagues and managers, or abuse by another individual, another worker or an individual’s family or friends. Addressing Conflicts or Dilemmas That May Arise Between an Individual’s Rights and Duty of Care In situations where there is a conflict of interest or a dilemma between an individual’s rights and my duty of care, it is best practice to make sure the individual is aware of the consequences of their choice and that they have the mental capacity to understand the risks involved in their choice. It is their right as an individual to be able to make informed choices about their own lives even if you disagree with their choice. It is the right of every individual in my care to make choices and take risks. It is my role to assist them in making those choices and reducing the risks without compromising their rights.
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. Other dilemmas in our setting could be:- • Staff falling out, • Break confidentiality, • Swearing and behaviour, • Absent staff members, • Lack of team work. 2.2 Describe how to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care. 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, • Parents are a risk to staff if reported to social services.
| The COSSH regulation promotes the safety of individuals with in a health and social care setting through abiding to the regulations. By carrying out a risk assessment it helps to ensure people to understand hazards and recognise them quickly so that risks of people become wounded it minimised. This will the protect people from being harmed and injured due to hazards. This act ensures that people are safeguarded from hazardous substances and minimising the risk of people becoming
2.1: Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights: If a client feels that the support from the service they are getting is not the best for them, it’s in their rights to question it and my duty of care to the client to put forward a solution. With doing this, it’s for me to make the client fully aware of their choices, the risks and/or advocate on behalf of my client or when a clients action is in contrast to their well being and duty of care e.g. using substances whilst being in care of a child. 2.2: Describe how to manage risk associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care: I managed this by talking with the client and explaining all the conflicts and dilemmas about their decisions and behaviours. Also clients need to be made aware from the initial contact that any concerns with regards to another vulnerable adult or any child will be shared with relevant authorities.
To prevent the development of pressure ulcers by implementing individualised treatment plans and to effectively manage existing pressure ulcers. To standardize the assessment and management of individuals who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers or who have existing pressure ulcers to support families, carers with a framework for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. 2.1- Identify legislation and national guidelines affecting pressure area care Common Law requires people, “to take reasonable care to avoid acts and omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour”. Staff working for a care organisation could therefore be sued if they failed to give adequate pressure area care which resulted in a sore.Health and social care act 2008. This act gave the CQC its powers to oversee and regulate the care given in care homes and by community care providers.
All individuals have the right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity. In my role I have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well being of those in my care. By doing risk assessments and taking necessary precautions to avoid accidents or the spread of infection I am carrying out a duty of care in my work role and therefore contributing to the safeguarding of the individual. Outcome 2 Sometimes in my work role a potential conflict or dilemma may arise between my duty of care and the individual’s rights. An example of this may be that the individual may have a disability that restricts them from using resources within the setting, in which case the setting would need to be adapted as their individual rights are not being met.
Div Explain how the responsibilities of all concerned with the care of an individual can be supported by a risk assessment It can be supported by a risk assessment because having a risk assessment ensures all concerned about the care of the individual that they are under safe care as all risks have been identified and found a way to prevent them etc. Dv Describe two different uses of a risk assessment in adult social care settings. Risk assessment can be used to show the potential danger in activities that the individual may want to be apart off therefor making them aware of the dangers and a risk assessment can be
It is important to be positioned correctly as a therapist so you prevent yourself from pain or injury if you consistently and positioned correctly this can result in repetitive strain injury. • It is important to use the correct products, tools, equipment and technique because so the client can feel the best benefit from their treatment and it will not harm the client. • It is important to complete treatment records correctly so that you have on record if the client has any contra-indications which may prevent or restrict a treatment. You will also have on record anything the client may be allergic to. • It is important to complete the treatment to the satisfaction of the client so they go away feeling happy and return to you again in the future.