Health Care Essay

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Unit 13 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, social care or Children's and Young People's Settings 1) Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role Duty of care:- the legal obligation to act toward others with careful attention and resonable caution to protect their wellbeing and prevent harm occuring. In my work role duty of care is one of the most vital parts of the role, ensuring safety to all out residents at all times, ensuring they are spoken to and listened to properly, with empathy and politeness. It means we carry out our daily tasks anticipaing residents needs and ensuring their wellbeing and safety are always at the highest priority. Yes we are leagally bound to follow ou duty of care but at the same time you cant be a health care assistand if you dont genuinley care about others, and communicating effectively with them and ensuring their safey and well being goes without saying. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Where anyone needs care and suppport it unfortunately leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and neglect, as health care assistants, as well a managers and company directors, it is our job to ensure that the vulnerabilities are not exploited. The main safeguarding aspects of duty of care when working with individuals in health and social care settings are as follows:- Principle of safeguarding A) Recognise and meet physical, emotional and psychological needs. Duty of care action 1) know what is required for health and wellbeing. 2) observe and record physical, behavioural and psychological indicators that show a person is well. 3) work with other colleagues and also relatives. 4) be supportive caring and empthateic. B) Anticipate Danger and manage risks. 5) carry out
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