Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Essay

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Level 2 Certificate in preparing to work in adult social care. H/601/5474 Level 2 Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings. 1. Understand the implications of duty of care: 2.1 define the term ‘duty of care’ A responsibility to provide a safe high quality of care and support to the best I can and to be answerable for that care and support. 2.2 Describe how the duty of care affects my own work role. * Providing care and support safely. * Taking responsibilities for what I do and been able to justify my own actions. * Keeping accurate and timely records of my work. * Only doing tasks and jobs that I’m trained and confident to do in my job description. * Follow procedures, standards and codes of practice. * Cooperate with my employer and fellow employees and report and concerns about fulfilling my job role and responsibilities. * Listen to people’s criticism about my work and where appropriate take action on what they say. * Keep my knowledge, skills and training up to date. * Provide care and support that is of the expected quality. 2. Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care. 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. * Someone saying that they don’t want to get washed and dressed is a dilemma because it’s my duty of care to provide personal care but if the person has the capacity it’s their right to refuse. * Someone that has been advised to stop smoking but still want to smoke is a dilemma because it’s my duty of care to help and advice that person not to smoke but if the person has capacity it’s their right to decide if they do or do not smoke. * Someone could have been advised to go on a low calorie diet but is requesting high calorie food is
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