Health and Social Essay

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4 Level 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (4222-32) Unit 4222-304 Principles for implementing duty of care (SCH 34) Level: 3 Credit value: 1 UAN: R/601/1436 Unit aim This unit is aimed at those who are newly commencing or plan to work in health or social care settings with adults or children. It introduces ways to address the dilemmas, conflicts or complaints That may arise where there is a duty of care. Learning outcomes There are three learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will: 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practise Duty of care is defined as a legal obligation to always act in the best interest of the individuals and others. As a care worker my own duty of care to the people I support, my colleagues my employer and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care it’s not something that you can opt out of. Every individual should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. Our responsibilities under the duty of care are to do everything reasonable within the definition of your job role to make this happen avoiding abuse and injury .A negligent act could be unintentional but carless or intentional that result in abuse or injury. A negligent, act is breaching the duty of care. If an individual has evidence that you have been negligent, you are likely to be disciplined. In our role we have a duty of care to raise any concerns we may have about any aspect of our job conditions, role. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, poor practise by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect. It is our duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm. We have a duty of care to report any concerns of abuse these might include evidence or suspicions of bad

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