Confidentiality Confidentiality is linked in with data protection, information will not be shared unless consent is given and will be kept safe and secure. Any breach of this information will lead to a disciplinary meeting.
Care has to be taken to make sure that the data is correct and up to date. It also applies to retrieval of data, data retrieval is for a purpose and there is no use retrieving data that is out of date. So the systems I work with have to be kept updated all the times by checking for out-dated records , such as married names, addresses new GP practices etc . The purpose of confirming information is to avoid inaccurate information, to avoid wrong information, to prevent mistakes, and also to avoid unnecessary costs and issues that might arise as a result of wrong information. Wrong information can lead to serious outcomes.
My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family. This means that my colleagues and I are obliged to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is highly important that we all receive adequate training so that we can recognise and understand signs of abuse. It is also out duty to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace. It is our responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that we think may contribute to abuse. Duty of care and safeguarding work together because it is our duty of care, as care staff, to provide protection and safety for vulnerable adults whilst at the same time respecting their
Principles for implementing duty of Care Outcome 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Duty of care as a domiciliary care worker is to put each individuals needs first ensuring that their needs are met, ensuring no harm can come to them as a direct result of my actions acting within the level of my ability under the polices the government has in place. My employer also has a duty of care to me ensuring a safe working environment and that all equipment is maintained correctly. Duty of care safe guards individuals when they are at their lowest in their lives and can not do it for themselves where they are at a risk of injury to themselves abuse by others where it be by family friends anyone they come into contact with. We need to
I must work within the standards of care, and codes of practice provided by my company. I have to make sure that anybody I work with is afforded confidentiality. I am required to do any mandatory training that is required to make sure my knowledge and skills are up to date. I am observant at all times and have a duty to report anything which I find concerning. 2-2.1 Dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual's rights could be...where a service user wants to do something which will harm them or others, where someone who has been diagnosed with not having the mental capacity to make decisions wants to do something that might harm themself or others.
It facilitates whistle-blowing, where an employee may require protection as a consequence of their actions to inform authorities of poor practice. Confidentiality is an essential principal of good care practice. It is about respecting people’s privacy and the responsible management of information about that person. However all organizations should draw their own policies and procedures on confidentiality and Data protection Act and ensure that all the staffs are aware of and have a better understanding of disclosing information. 4.2 Analyze the essential features of information-sharing agreements within and between
They also have to do everything in their power to keep people safe from harm and exploitation. As a care professional, you must ensure that you do not do something, or fail to do something, that causes harm to someone. You have a professional duty of care to act only within your own competence and not to take on something you are not confident about. Your duty of care underpins everything that you do; it is what underlies the code of practice and it should be built into your practice on a day to day level. Exercising your duty of care is also a legal requirement, you have to recognise that you are responsible for the welfare of a vulnerable person.
The company and you will have a duty of care to ensure that the service users you care for are safe and protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family. You will need to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is important that you ensure you receive adequate training in order you can recognise and understand signs of abuse. You will be expected to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace and it would also be your responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that you believe could lead to abuse. The
It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that all laws and legal regulations concerning infection prevention and control are followed by employees. They must do this by undertaking risk assessment and management to identify and minimise the impact of infection hazards. Relevant training and supervision in aspects of infection and control should also be provided by your employer. The correct equipment should also be made available to ensure you are able to prevent and control infection. Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer.
AGREED WAYS OF WORKING WITHIN MY WORK PLACE As part of my role as a care assistant I must maintain confidentiality at all time as compliant with the Data protection act 1998 I must treat all personal information with respect and in the best interests of the resident to whom it relates and to share confidential information when appropriate with colleagues with whom they are sharing the task of providing care. All records should be kept in a lockable filing cabinet that is kept secure at all times. Any inappropriate breach of the rules of confidentiality will be treated as a disciplinary matter. It is important to promote and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, and to set and maintain high standards for health and safety in the home at all times, and to identify risks and