Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. All service users should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care is to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after.
A person centred approach includes promoting an individuals right to choose and be independent. Risk taking (which is part of everyday life) involves individual’s making decisions. You are upholding someone’s dignity by recognising what is important to them by making sure they are aware of the risks before they carry out an activity. How does using an individuals care plan contribute to working in a person centred way? The customer you are caring for has been an active participant in creating their care plan by recognising what they can do for themselves.
They enable you to provide a good quality service working within the legal framework and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm. To implement agreed ways of working you follow the Policies and Procedures and the service users care plan, where the management of the individual's daily care needs are agreed and documented. It is extremely important to have up to date agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law. Our company may have to implement them to help protect the vulnerable. You have a duty to keep service users safe by following policies, procedures and working within your job role.
Encouraging people to make their own decisions promotes self esteem and independence. Maintaining dignity can help a person feel secure in their environment and helps build trust with support staff The individuals we support need to know how we maintain their personal records and details, they can feel secure knowing we old their details in confidence, they also need to know in what circumstances we may share information with others. Knowing how the person communicates is key, having a clear guide to determine how they like to be asked questions and how they indicate answers by verbal/non verbal means. Having a clear guide to how the person likes their personal care indicating their preferences and routine. Ensuring they are comfortable with the staff and enabling them to choose how they are supported.
Promote independence of the individual which protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. Respect the rights of individual whilst seeking to ensure behavior does not harm themselves or others. Uphold public trust and confidence in your service. Be accountable for the quality of my work and I take responsibility for maintaining and improving my knowledge and skills. 2.1 The service we provide must reflect the needs of the people we support and by constantly improving our services we can better meet the need of the individuals and support their development.
Define person-centred thinking, person-centred planning and person-centred reviews. Person-centred thinking is a set of values, skills and tools used to get to know someone, what they find important and what they want out of life. Person centred planning provides a way of assisting a person plan their life, thus ensuring that the individual remains central in creating a plan which will concern them. A Person-centred review uses person-centred thinking tools to explore what is important to an individual now and in the future. It looks at what support they need and what is/or not working from different perspectives to agree outcomes and actions for change.
Supporting people to be as independent as possible. Treating people with dignity and respect. Recognising that working with people is a partnership rather than a relationship controlled by professionals. By placing all these together the care plan is tailor-made to that particular person. 1.2 Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person centred values The values that underpin our work have an impact on our day to day work.
The duty of care in my work role is based around looking after the residents in our care and maintaining their safety and dignity. 2.1 – Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. Sometimes an individual may want to do something that could be a risk to their health and safety. As carer’s we must respect the individuals rights and choices while at the same time keeping them safe. 2.2 – Explain where to get additional support and advice about how to resolve such matters.
Integrity means being trustworthy, reliable, and decent in our dealings with others. It means being true to ourselves. When we are guided by integrity our actions align with our principles; our thoughts and words are in sync with each other. It becomes the basis for our reputation as well as our self-esteem. Integrity does not mean being perfect, but rather having high moral principles and being trusted in our actions as well as our words.
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 204-1.2, 304 – 1.2 | | Question 2:Explain what it means to have ‘duty of care’ in your job role. | | | It means making sure that I provide a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to | | | take care of vulnerable clients and to make sure that their needs and welfare are being | | | looked after. I also make sure that service users are treated with care and respect, and | | | that they are protected from any harm or abuse that may happen, and that they are | | | given choices. It also my role to make sure that my duty is carried out safely and | | | effectively in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.