Neglecting the safety and infection control can cause major problems in a healthcare facility so it is key that you go about the proper procedures and routine to keep everything safe and clean. Negligence is very important in the health field. As written many things can go wrong if negligence is not stressed and that is when professional liability falls into place. The phlebotomist has a professional liability, as do all other healthcare professionals. Professional liability is being legally responsible for actions, and ensuring "the standard of care" is followed (Finnegan, 2013).
WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.
P2: Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. M1: Describe how health and safety legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health or social care setting. HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT: Health and safety at work act legislation influence in health and social care setting by making sure there are no risks and hazards which can cause the staff any harm. This is done by them making sure individuals in the hospital or nursing home need to be careful with the items they are working with. The hospital or care home have to follow these guidelines and legislation because if they need to make sure the environment around them is safe and free from any danger that may cause harm to other patients.
Every healthcare worker has a duty to act accordingly not just towards the clients but also their co-workers, other healthcare professionals and themselves. - following GCSS Code of Practise - keeping knowledge and skills up to date - not undertaking procedures outside own competences - acting in the best interest of clients - ensuring health, safety, welfare of clients - adhere to companies policies and procedures Duty of care affects my own work role by following all policies and procedures set by the company, going on training days when available, always ensuring the clients are safe within their environments and respecting the rights of each client. OUTCOME 2: Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care. Despite all the efforts of healthcare providers to ensure an Individual receives the best possible care there might arise conflicts and dilemmas between healthcare worker and service user. Those conflicts may include: refusing a meal, type of activity, refusing medication or a treatment.
Running head: DISCLOSURE OF ADVERSE EVENTS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP Disclosure of Adverse Events and Its Relationship with Justice in Health Care Health Care Systems and Environments Graduate Program in Health Care Management Case Study Disclosure of Adverse Events and Its Relationship with Justice in Health Care Providing safe quality care is a priority in health care. Unfortunately, errors occur. Adverse events are unplanned negative outcomes, however, they are not the intention of health care personnel. Research has shown that fatigue and stress account for most errors. Today’s fiscal environment adds an additional stressor to an already burdened infrastructure.
1. Understand the application of person centred approaches in a health and social care setting • Explain how and why person centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care work. Health and social care should be based on person-centred values, and should be individualised as this is a law requirement (Human Rights Act, Health and Social care Act 2012, Codes of practice for Social Care Workers, etc). It is an organisational requirement as well. If person centre values that underpin all work in the health and social care sector are followed as they should be then all individuals should feel that and health workers ensure that : Person centred values are guides on how individuals are treated.
Sectors covered by this Act are , government departments, local assemblies, councils, local authorities, health care trusts, hospitals, doctors surgeries, police, colleges and universities, non-department public bodies, commitees and advisory bodies. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the guidance about compliance, it explains all essential and expected standards of quality and safety. It is a guide which is a guide to help providers of Health and social care to comply with Health and social care Act 2008. In outcome 21 it explains how records should be kept securely and can be located promptly when required. It expresses how important accurate record keeping is a must.
EST1 Hospital Code of Ethics Overview: “I would admonish you, above all considerations, to be honest. I mean honesty in every conception of the word: let it enter into all details of your work.” (Dr. William J. Mayo, 1920). EST1 Hospital code of ethics program is designed to promote a positive ethics culture through the institution and promote professionalism and ethical leadership behaviors such as effective communication skills and explaining rationale in decision making. Through a disciplined practice improvement structure, our goals are to educate healthcare members and staff about issues in clinical ethics. EST1 hospital is committed to honest and ethical behavior each day in our work.
Administrative Ethics HCS/335 February, 6, 2012 Administrative Ethics In today’s society it is essential that health care facilities maintain professionalism respecting the right of patient confidentiality. The privacy of patient personal information is to be between the patient and the physician. The medical staff has no reason to view patient personal history without billing purposes only. The patient must confide in the physician to disclose information about one’s health issues. The physician must know symptoms of the patient to find diagnosis.
It is known that today, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) pays special attention to the issue concerning privacy in healthcare and has an ethical obligation to the patients regarding their health information. “The AHIMA Code of Ethics serves seven purposes: • Promotes high standards of HIM practice. • Identifies core values on which the HIM mission is based. • Summarizes broad ethical principles that reflect the profession's core values. • Establishes a set of ethical principles to be used to guide decision-making and actions.