Duty of care also involves safe guarding, protection of vulnerable adults from abuse and harm, social care workers have duty of care to report allegations and suspicions of abuse and whistle blowing policy. Aii: How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of “reasonable care” while performing any acts that could foreseeable harms others.
My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own work role It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your workthe duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of "reasonable care" while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights Dilemma 1: Bathing Throughout my time working at broomhayes I encounted many dilemmas in which I had to solve around another students rights.
HSC 34 1.1 My understanding of duty of care is ensuring the wellbeing and making sure the residents are safe in my care. To make sure we provide a daily personal needs for the clients/ service users according to their daily needs by following their care plans 1.2 By protecting clients health , wellbeing and clients and stuff rights and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. By provided with the required training need to, to do the job right. 2.1 Is dilemmas when the client refused to have a wash/bath every time and it end up in conflicts between me/carer and a client where i have to explain the important of higyne and what might happen if they don’t have their bath. To make sure they agree to what they have to do i have to make sure they understand the important of what they have to do and why they have to and asure them that I will be able to assist in anyway they need to be assist with.
If, however, I was assisting with the repositioning of a patient who is incontinent, I would probably consider hand washing, gloves and an apron. Once I have performed the activity, I would remove aprons and gloves, and dispose of them according to my organisation’s policy. I must wash my hands after patient contact and before moving on to the next person. If I make physical contact with a patient I was my hands, but if no physical contact is made I use an antibacterial gel which is provided by the NHS. Hand gels should only be used as an interim measure until you are able to perform a proper hand wash; they are not a suitable replacement for good hand washing.
ICO1: The principles of infection prevention and control. Oct 2014 Written by Laura Shaw Q: 1.1 Explain employee’s roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. Employees roles and responsibilities in the care industry are all different but the one thing they all have a responsibility to do is they must always be aware of and report any individuals health changes and they also have a responsibility to keep all work areas and equipment clean, tidy and free from infection hazards. They are also encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene for themselves as well as their service users. For example when assisting a service user to have a bath, shower or to use the toilet you must always wear the PPE (personal protective equipment) provided when removing any soiled clothing you must dispose of it in the correct way using the sluice bags that are provided and the sluice bags should be tided shut thus preventing any infection among other service users clothes.
When working as an individual support worker assisting an individual clearly both you and the client need to be clear as to roles and responsibilities on both sides. There are personal, moral and legal boundaries that need to be taken into consideration. Where working as a member of a team these considerations should be defined for each team member at the initial planning meetings and agreed with the client by the team leader. 2. promote safe storage of supplies b. There is a responsibility under the Health and Safety Regulations of every individual to maintain a safe working environment, particularly when storing
1.1 Define the Term ‘duty of care’ Duty of care means that it is your duty to provide a good quality standard of care to the people you look after, your colleagues, your employer and yourself. This care must be provided at all times and must: * be carried out in a way that will keep people safe from harm * be carried out by acting in the best interest of individuals * be carried out within your own competence and do not do anything that cannot be done safely * work effectively as part of a team * Provide a high standard of practice and care at all times * remain professional at all times to maintain the good reputation of your profession * Keep clear and accurate records * Keep your knowledge and skills up to date * Maintain a safe working environment * Maintain personal hygiene 1.2 Describe how duty of care affects your own work role (think of the tasks you do) I must only carry out duties that are within my own job role, responsibility and competence. If I am asked to do a task that does not fall in line with the above then I must decline. I must follow and adhere to the correct companies policies and procedures and provide a standard of care in line with the principle ‘codes of practice’ in all aspects of my work. This includes acting in the best interests of the patients and ensuring their health, safety and welfare.
Since working through the PRP course and reading in the PRP Handbook Part One about chaperoning, I have spoken to my Practice Manager about how I can actively help to make staff aware of what being a chaperone requires and how I can make patients realise that a chaperone is available to them. It occurred to me that some medical examinations that were important might have been declined because the patient may have felt vulnerable. The thought of
A dilemma may also arise vwhen there is a need to give information about the individual but is also in the individual’s best interest, or where there may be a public safety concern. 2.2 Firstly you would go to your supervisor or manager to make them aware of the issues and for extra help They will also be able to get help from other sources eg Doctor or other healthcare professional. Also trade unions will be able too offer advice. 3.1 if anyone wants to make a complaint about anything my first action would be to try and resolve the issue myself. After that it may need to go higher up to a senior or my manager, failing that I
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 1.1 Define the term ‘duty of care’ The responsibility to care for someone who is not able to care for themselves and requires assistance and to protect there health and safety and to avoid careless injury. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own work role The duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. Always wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work. 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 Important medication needs to be taken and there is a risk they can become ill if they don’t take them.