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.
Duty of care also means that all needs of the individual are being met this includes • personal hygiene • Food and water • Entertainment • Social needs • Medication. Employers also have a duty of care too, Their duty of care is to make sure that all of their employees have and safe and healthy working environment. How duty of care affects social care workers? Duty of care can affect social care workers because they have to maintain a high level of care. This is done by following policy and procedures, Being able to recognise dangers and risk withing the work setting.
It is pivotal to develop a good rapport with the staff and build a trusting relationship otherwise the supervision is not effective. During my supervision, I ask the staff routinely if they have any concerns regarding safeguarding, health and safety concerns. Any issues around safeguarding and health and safety are treated with high importance and I act on them immediately. I believe this protects and prevents any major accidents or incidents to happen. For instance, Beddoe believes that the purpose of the professional supervision from an employer perspective is to ensure public protection.
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.
I have a duty of care to myself, my colleagues and the person I am caring for or anyone else affected by my actions. I would do this by attending regular team meetings, keep my training up to date, wearing protective clothing at all times whilst giving the clients care and disposing of it correctly, reading the care plan to ensure the correct care is given, recording everything whilst in the clients property and reporting anything that concerns me to the senior carer or manager. Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care As a domiciliary care worker I may experience many dilemmas. I would aim to help people live independently in their own homes and encourage them to make decisions for themselves. If I feel the decision the individual makes would cause harm to themselves, myself or any other being I am them faced with a dilemma.
Safeguarding and protecting the service user is very important part in the care sector I have a duty of care to the service user and to the organisation to make sure that any accidents, concerns or incidents that may take place and put the individual or you at risk to be reported to my line manager using the appropriate method as stated in the employees handbook. I also have to ensure that all daily activities and written based records are accurate and are up to date. The sharing of information with other professionals involved in the provision of care is also very important. I liaise with other professionals from different disciplines. These include people such as: Social Workers, Physiotherapist and Nurses etc.
The healthcare professional must always keep front of mind that with this kind of role comes a certain amount of responsibility. 3. Duty of care in the workplace and how it affects my role In the workplace being conscious of the duty of care and ensuring that it is front of mind in every aspect of the job is very important. It is a way of working and an integral part of every aspect of the healthcare provision i provide. Those individuals under my care can, and should, expect that I will carry out my work in a professional and supportive way ensuring that they are not exposed to harm or any unnecessary or preventable risks.
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.
Unit 4: Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role All residents should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care are to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of my employer. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals In your job role you have a duty of care to raise any concerns you may have about any aspect of your work. These can range from poor working conditions, poor equipment, poor practice by other staff and raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect.
Insuring the working environment is safe and providing correct welfare facilities. As an employee it is your duty to learn the correct procedures regarding potential hazards in the work place and follow the set out procedures in place, to not only protect yourself from risks but also others around you. If the above regulations are not followed correctly by an employer or an employee it could lead to potential legal action and court intervention. Within my role as a health care assistant in antenatal clinic it is vital that I follow these regulations as I am dealing with patients and their families on a day to day basis. I need to ensure that when they come into the clinic area that it is free from any potential hazards that could cause harm, whether that is a trip hazard or sharps hazard.