Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3 Notes

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1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practise. 1.1 Explain what is means to have a duty of care in own work role, Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies and procedures, and agreed way of working with your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. It is my duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm. Within my role I have a duty of care to raise any concerns I may have about any aspect of my work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment poor practise to other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situation of neglect. 2.1 Describe potential conflict or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. In situations where the in conflict of interest or dilemma between an individual’s rights and my duty of care, it is best practise to make sure the individual is aware of the consequence of there choice and they have the mental capacity to understand the risks involved in their choice. It is their choice as an individual to be able to make informed choices about their own lives even if I disagree with their choice. It is the right of every individual in my care to make choices and take risks, it is my role to assist them in making those choices and reducing the risks without compromising there rights. And individual maybe restricted if his or her behaviour presents a serious risk of harm to his or herself or other people. People who receive care and support are considered to be vulnerable, and as such the law requires that an assessment be carried out to look at any possible risks there might be to the individual or to others. The aim of this
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