Risks assessments are extremely important and must be implemented and met all the time. Risk assessments are designed to ensure the Health and Safety of everyone. 2.1 Sometimes individuals may want to do something which could be a risk to their Health and safety. As a support worker you have a duty of care to that person and you must do all that you can to keep them safe but you also have a duty to respect the individual’s rights and choice, so you have a dilemma. It could be that an individual refuses their medication.
Why would an ethical code give patient/family members confidence in an organization? The healthcare profession is represented by every professional within the industry when in contact with a patient or family member. As professionals, we play a vital role within the community and have an ethical obligation to ensure confidentiality, quality of care and people skills. When a family or patient are treated unfairly or are given the feeling that the healthcare professionals are not representing them with dignity and respect these interactions can breach the confidence. Therefore, if the ethical code is followed by healthcare professionals, patient and/or family members can develop confidence in their standard of care.
4222 204 Duty of care In health and social care settings. Define the term duty of care. This is a legal obligation to ensure individuals health and safety, to keep an individual safe, you must report any concerns to your line manager, respect confidentiality and respect the individual’s wishes. It is your requirement to work in the best interest of the individual and within your own level of competence it is your responsibility to be aware of policies and procedures. How does duty of care affect your own role?
Unit 4222-264 The principles of infection prevention and control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. There will be policies and procedures in all health and social care organisations that will outline what the employees’ roles and responsibilities are in relation to the prevention and control of infection. There will also be legislation in relation to infection control. It is up to all employees to know the legislation and the organisation’s policies and procedures so that they can take action to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with these. Employees’ also have a personal and moral responsibility to prevent and control the spread of infection as they are members of a caring society and profession.
Ethical Analysis Cassandra J. Champion HCS 525 Leadership Monday, August 20, 2012 Glenda A. Harsen, MSN, RN Ethical Analysis A leader is a person that can carry himself/herself with poise and truth; they must possess excellent communication skills, great moral and ethical values. Ethics may have many definitions to many different people and dependent upon what one is talking about in health care will define what type of ethics one is concerned with. An ethical analysis is when one takes a stand and looks at the multiple aspects that are dealt with in a particular health care setting and whether they ethical or unethical. This ethical analysis will be based on the Latino race and the mental health issues that they face.
In health care ethical decisions not only affect the practice but the patients as well. Effect ACHE Standards on Ethical Decision Making The ethical decision standards of the ACHE need to be tough, this is necessary as these standards involve the entire health care network. The ACHE’s Ethics Toolkit provides the user with the assistance needed to influence values and strong ethics; it also helps develop additional ethical guidelines and insight into the appropriate ethical approach when needed. The American College of Health Care Executives expects health care professionals to adhere to a number of
The main explanation for this advancement is to concentrate on hospitals and their medical staffs and create accountability for purpose concerning aptitude for equipment, specialists, and beds, which is a main driver of optional use and fees. An employee’s accountability can be measured in many ways. They include checks and balances, performance evaluations, customer satisfaction and assessment. According to Wilen (1998), measurement tools will be considered in light of the industry’s unique considerations and realities. All participants including management, employers, insurers, and healthcare providers bear responsibilities.
The role of the health and social worker Outcome1 1 Explain how a working relationship is different from personal relationship Working relationships are based on formal policies and procedures and agreed ways of working, there are bound by contracts of employment and have codes of practice to be followed –working relationships are professional based. My responsibility as a health care worker is to deliver very high quality standard service to individuals. this include support for everyday living i.e. general domestic tasks, personal care, promoting independency. When I am caring out all these, I do remember person centred values and this helps me to do what is right for the client or what the client wants .At the start of a shift proper handover is received, read and sign/communication book is read, clients care plan is read and follow staff meetings to get information and changes about the clients for example if I have arranged with the service user to shave during personal care ,then when the time comes he changes his mind, its his right to change his mind.
However, Knowles acknowledges that medical professionals play a role with regards to helping people take responsibility for their healthcare. He suggests that preventative healthcare is the key to solving many of today’s health issues. Nonetheless, to promote preventative care, the role that doctors play must be emphasized. He states, “Carrying out such a strategy involves many variables-convincing the doctor to play his pivotal role…” (Knowles 66). Here he is demonstrating the important role that doctors play in healthcare.
There are also legal duties of care that must be accepted at all times. In my role as a support worker I have a duty of care towards the services users I support, my fellow colleagues and anyone that visits the premises. This duty of care is implemented in to the policy and procedures of the company. My duty of care ensures that I aim to provide high quality of care to the service users and ensure that they are protected and safeguarded from harm and anything that can hurt or affect their levels of care. Within this duty of care there also things like omissions or a failure to act that needs to be considered because if you fail to do something for a service user that is expected of you, then you have failed your duty of care and this can result in harm for the service user.