Unit 13 principles for implementing duty of care in health and social care 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role A duty of care is a requirement that all health and social care professionals and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of the people who use their services first. Your duty of care underpins, everything that you do. It is what underlies the Codes of Practice and it should be built into your practice on a day to day level. People have a right to expect that when a professional is providing support they will be kept safe and not be neglected or exposed to any unnecessary risks. Duty of care is not only about physical risks, you also have a duty of care to treat people with dignity and respect.
Act to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation Biii) Explain how a care plan helps social care workers to work in a person centred way. We are able to work in a person centred way with the contribution of using an individual's care plan by consulting the individuals,
Also the employer has a duty of care for the staff members to ensure that the working conditions are safe and suitable to deliver the service to the individuals. Duty of care is a legal obligation that is usually imposed on an individual person requiring them to keep to a standard of reasonable care while undertaking or performing acts of duty that could possibly harm others. Having a duty of care towards the people you work with is not just unique to social care; all professions who work with people have a duty of care. These people can be nurses, doctors, teachers, midwives, foster carers, and many more. Thinking about the duty of care that you owe to people is helpful when you are planning your work.
Leah Roberts Unit 4222-223 Support individuals to meet personal care needs 1.2 To establish the level and type of support an individual needs I would ask the individual how much help they need, what they are comfortable with and anything they may be worried about. I would read the risk assessment, as it would give me information on my client’s ability to participate and highlight any possible risks. I would promote independence, encouraging active participation so that they feel in control of the amount of support they receive. An occupational therapist can help in advising on specialist equipment or changes to help the individual to be as independent as possible. 1.3 Maintaining privacy during personal care should be discussed sensitively
Where unsupervised procedures or measurements have been carried out by the client, carers should diplomatically question the client to satisfy themselves that the results are sufficiently accurate to be accepted or marked as questionable. 2. record and report any adverse reactions or other concerns, in line with agreed ways of working b. The first action when arriving with a client should be to familiarise yourself with the care plan and previous carers comments and also talk to the client and check if they feel that that there has been any adverse health issues or concerns. If there are any concerns these should be recorded or reported as set out in the care plan. 3. describe action to take if monitoring suggests that the procedure needs to be changed or is no longer needed.
. - Individual care plans for each service user in your care, which includes details of a person’s health and social care needs and the support they require. - Risk assessments which are in place to determine a level of risk and the likely outcome. - Health and safety policies, to ensure a safe and healthy working environment to protect the employee, employer and service users. 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.
First and foremost is the person you are supporting or the service user, but there are also their family and friends, who are likely to be involved in the support plan. You will also have to communicate with colleagues and with other professionals such as GP’s or District Nurses or even the Police or Ambulance service. 1.3 Explain why it is important to observe an individual’s reactions when communicating with them. All communication has an effect on the person you are communicating with. It is a two-way process called an interaction, and it is important that you watch the effects so that any problems can be identified and dealt with, any relationship comes about through communication.
They have the right to have the choice to do this and you must respect it but you also have the duty to keep them safe. Explain where to get additional support and advice about how to resolve suck dilemmas. you would get more support from your manager, family member of the service user, another member of staff, a doctor, social worker or the safeguarding team. Outcome 3 Describe how to respond to complaints. i would follow respond to a complaint effectively and be proffesional, if the complaint was something i could deal with personally we could deal with it there and then, but if not then i would inform my manager or senior member of staff about the situation.
2.1 Why it is important to adhere to the scope of the job. It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role as this sets out boundaries in my job role, enables me to know my role and responsibilities. Knowing my own level of competence and skills, knowing my job description enabling myself to carry out the care and knowledge required to set good care within the Health and Social care. 2.2 Access full and up to date details and agreed ways of working Agreed Ways' in other words means following policies and procedures and working accordance with. Policies and procedures consists of all rules and legislations regarding my job role I will play within my working organisation which is set by my employer and must be followed.
Having supervision whist working in partnership and this also helps to resolve conflict with a client or a carer. Having further training will help yourself, your client and other members of staff around you. Task B hand out Produce a handout to be used during a staff induction for an adult social care service of your choosing. The handout must include: Bi An outline of what is meant by ‘agreed ways of