Unit 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children or young people’s settings 1.1 To have a duty of care means to be accountable for clients in our care by e.g. exercising authority, managing risks, working safely, safeguarding clients and others monitoring own behaviour and conduct, maintaining confidentiality, storing personal information appropriately, reporting concerns and allegations, making professional judgements, maintaining professional boundaries, avoiding favouritism and maintaining high standards of conduct outside the professional role. 1.2 Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of the individual clients by having a number of policies and procedures to follow ensuring that a clients health and safety is paramount. This is done by daily checks, risk assessments, fire drills so clients are aware of where to go and what do to. Risks assessments are extremely important and must be implemented and met all the time.
It is important to carry out duties that are in own job description, and that you are competent, it is also therefore necessary to regularly update own knowledge and skills in order to uphold and provide care standards in accordance with codes of practice of care setting and services. These include the use of any available resources such as equipment for example the use of hoists, for the movements of manual and people handling, ensuring training is up to date for example attending any mandatory training courses such as Health and safety , First Aid, Moving and Handling and so on. Remembering the importance of respecting the individual and preserving their dignity at all times, making sure confidentiality is followed. It is also our duty to report any concerns by completion of relevant forms, such as accident and / or incident forms and the use of the 'whistleblowing policy if necessary. 1.2 Duty of care ensures that patients are protected from harm and are kept safe from abuse by staff, other patients, family and friends.
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.
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.
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Understand the implications of duty of care 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. I have a duty of care to myself, my colleagues and the person I am caring for or anyone else affected by my actions.
Introduction to duty of care in health and social care settings. Understand the implications of duty of care 1.1 Define the Term 'Duty of Care'. The term duty of care is the legal obligation that you have when in the position to look after vunerable individuals to protect them from harm and support them to lead a fullfilled life working to high standards and all legistlations and policies. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affect your own work role. My duty of care is to Support vunerable adults with severe learning disabilities and complex health needs and provide them with the best possible care making sure all the individuals needs are met with a person centred approach, being aware of any issues that may arise and have the knowledge to assess situations and respond accordingly in the best interests of the clients Ensuring safety from harm and promoting independance and choice.
The care value base The care value base is a set of principles which people of a health and care profession should work to. These principles are: • Maintaining confidentiality • Effective communication • Promoting anti-discriminatory practice • Promoting individuals rights, responsibilities and choices. • Respecting diversity • Protecting clients from harm. Now I will talk about each principle in more detail. Maintaining confidentiality It is important that clients know they can confide information in their carers.
You should follow all the correct policy’s and procedures to protect yourself and others. It is especially important when in a job in the health and social care sector as its individual’s lives you could effect by making the wrong decision. If ever you disagree with the agreed way of working then consult your employer and do not decide to go against it off your own back. If everyone in the work setting follows the correct policies and procedures then the setting should run effectively and be consistent. Outcome 3 1.
INTRODUCTION TO DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE 1.1 As a care worker, you have a legal obligation to adopt a ‘duty of care’ approach towards the people within your service. You are required to work in the best interests of the people using the service which includes maintaining their safety and wellbeing. 1.2 It is important to carry out duties that are in own job description and that you are competent. It is also necessary to regularly update own knowledge and skills in order to uphold and provide the care standards that are in accordance with the codes of practice of the care setting. This includes the use of any available resources such as hoists for the moving of residents and ensuring training is up to date by attending all relevant courses.
Describe how the duty of care affects own work role At work the duty of care what I have is to keep myself and my residents safe. That is mean I have to update my trainings, following all security procedures in order to keep things safe. 2. Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care 3.3. Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights Me as a care assistant I have to do everything to keep my residents safe, I have duty of care to that people.