Everything you do must be in their best interest and protect them from harm in every sense including but by no means restricted to, physical, emotional, financial and medical. I must report any risks I come across to a manager or supervisor; this can include poor working practices by other members of staff, equipment, other individuals, the working environment and even family members. Failure to report these would be seen as negligence on my part and could even result in prosecution. 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s right. A potential dilemma could be the client not wanting to visit the hospital when the client has been medically advised that it is essential for them to do so, refusal of medication or any time the service user exercises their rights, to choose or refuse, that could potentially cause harm to themselves or others.
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care settings 1.1 Define the term Duty of Care A duty of care means that all health and social care professionals and organisations providing health and care services, must act in the best interests of the people they support. 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 something you are not confident about. 1.2 Describe the Duty of Care which affects your own practice It is important to only carry out duties that you are competent and confident in under taking the duty and it is important that the task are in your job description and declining care work that is not.
Unit 4223-307 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care Outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role The term ‘Duty of Care’ is a moral and legal requirement of health and social organisations whether it is carers, health professionals, or anyone providing health care services towards the people they look after. This means that they must do their duty to keep individuals in their care free from harm, safe from harm, treat with dignity and respect, and to give those individuals choice. Duty of care can be undertaken with watchfulness, attention, caution that a reasonable person in the same circumstances they are in would do. This is underpins everything that you do in your role.
According to UK law, a duty of care applies to all people you come into contact with, but it is of particular significance where children, young people and adults that require safeguarding are concerned, because they are unable to meet their own needs or may be aware of potential danger. Health and social care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service.
Unit 205 Learning out comes and assesment criteria Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings. Outcome 1, Understand the implications of duty of care 1.1, As care workers, we require a legal obligation to have a 'duty of care' towards adults/ children within a care service, as well as others such as ourselves and colleagues. We are required to work in the best interests of the clients using the service, including the wellbeing and safety of him/her - this would involve the practices that are not harmful to their health as well as our own, for example only carrying out practices within our own level of comptence as well as role and responsibilities. 1.2, it is important to carry out duties that are in my job description, and that i am competent. It is also therefore necessary to regularly update my own knowledge and skills in order to provide apropriate care standards in accordance with codes of practice of care setting and services.
In my job role this is making sure that I do not overcome my boundaries and recognise my abilities and limitations of my competency. Keep my emotions and personal beliefs outside of work and also never accept any offer off patients that would be seen to compromise my position. Inform more senior members of staff of any actions or omissions by myself or colleagues that I may feel will put the safety of myself or patients at risk. • Promote and uphold the privacy, dignity, rights, health and wellbeing of people who use health and care services and their carers at all times. In my job role always acting in the best interests of patients is essential, treating them with the respect and compassion that they need.
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings. 1.1 A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foresee-ably harm others. 1.2 The term duty of care is the responsibility of caring for another person who may well be vulnerable which includes those who are young, old, ill or unfit mentally to care for themselves and requires another person to assist. This includes looking after the person’s hygiene, cleanliness, safety, meals, Transportation, medication or physical needs. Duty of Care requires all staff to ensure that all the people we work with are safe and that we abide by relevant legislation and follow care plans.
They also have to do everything in their power to keep the service users safe from harm. 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, exercising your duty of care is also a legal requirement and what would be tested in court in the event of a case of negligence or malpractice. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker. Service users have a right to expect that when a professional is providing support they will be kept safe and not to be neglected or exposed to any unnecessary risk. The expression is that we ‘owe’ a duty of care to the service users we work with.
PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTING DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH ,SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES SETTINGS 1.1 the duty of care means that as a care worker i have the legal obligation and duty to provied care and support to all my service users in a safe way with careful attention and reasonable coution to help protect their wellbeing and provent them from any harm and put their needs and intrests at the center of my thinking and practice ensureing that what i choose to do or not do with them dose not caurse harm to the individual that im careing for as a care worker i must ensure i work in ways that uphold the laws and standerds `to ensure i provent harm to my service users and protect and promote the safety and wellbeing of others in my care 1.2the duty of care contribuites to the safegarding and protection of each individual i look after or that need care and support day to day as they are potentially vulnerable to exploitation ,abuse and even neglect from them self or by others ,the duty of care is knowing what requairments of the health and welbeing of the individuals that you provied care for offering them support and taking all the right procautions to advoid hazards,accidents,injurys that may accour if these procautions was not implment the duty of care also contribuites to the proction of the individuals charactices and againts discrimination ,equality ,fairness,respect and dignty to the safegarding is recognise and meet physical ,emotional and psychological needs ensureing you intesipate danger and manage risks and intervine when needed so you can support in the event of illness or injury and my be aleart to any protential neglet,abuse,or explotation you can then give guidance supervison and uphold their vales and rights 2.1 there may be times when there is potential conflicts or dilemmas may arise between the duty of care and the individual when you
They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims. ( ACAS Definition- Duty of Care from an employer’s perspective) In my role, I act with a duty of care to the service user, ensuring that provision of care and support is conducted in a way that ensures safety from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services but also the care workers of the establishment. How this affects your work role? The duty of care I have in my job is to keep myself safe and my service user safe.