Principles for implementing duty of care (SHC 34) Unit 4222-304 Outcome 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1 Duty of care is the obligation to exercise a certain amount of care towards another person to make sure they are not hurt, treated unfairly or disadvantaged this includes. Keeping individuals safe, keep individuals free from harm, given choice, preferences. 2 Working to agreed standards which include protection from danger, harm and abuse. Clear reporting systems are in place when there are suspicions or disclosures of danger, harm and abuse. Outcome 2 Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care 1 Sometimes individuals may want to do something which could be a risk to their Health and safety.
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.
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.
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. I must report any risks I come across to a manager or supervisor; this can include poor working practices by other members of staff, equipment, other individuals, the working environment and even family members. Failure to report these would be seen as negligence on my part and could even result in prosecution. 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s right. A potential dilemma could be the client not wanting to visit the hospital when the client has been medically advised that it is essential for them to do so, refusal of medication or any time the service user exercises their rights, to choose or refuse, that could potentially cause harm to themselves or others.
1.2. How does this contribute to the safeguarding or protection of individuals? By working within standards set out and within our own capacity we will prevent harm from occurring to ourselves, others and the individual. By giving an individual choice and respecting their views/wishes they know that their independence has not been taken from them, giving them more confidence if an issue of safeguarding etc were to arise. To understand and be able to pass on the procedures in place if we are suspicious or aware of abuse, an individual being endangered or poor work practice by another carer or agency.
Sticking to principles of practice means that quality should be assured, tasks are covered and that actions are also recorded appropriately and accurately. If there are any challenges then security and confidence comes from a job well done in accordance with the codes of practice .there may be temptations to exceed the role to become a friends rather than a worker. Whilst befriending is acceptable a closer relationship might contribute both to dependency and exceeding a role. For example undertaking medication dosage or exceeding the brief by engaging in family conflict for example or accepting gifts. All could compromise the role of the worker and lead to unfortunate consequences for all.
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.
| 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
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.
It is important that you check the person, equipment and the environment before undertaking any moving and positioning activities. When positioning people who are unable to move themselves, such as those who have suffered from a severe stroke, it is important to remember to check their pressure areas, particularly the elbows, heels and sacrum. Poor positioning techniques can cause pressure areas to develop. 3.4 Describe actions to take in relation to identified risks Once risks have been identified on a risk assessment form, risk control measures will be put in place to minimise the risk of harm. As a care worker, it is our responsibility to ensure that we follow the risk control measures put in place by our employer.