Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health , social care of children’s and young people’s settings Task A Duty of Care This is a legal term that refers to the responsibility and obligation of a person or organisation to avoid acts of omissions that are likely to cause harm to an individual or individuals by taking reasonable steps to safeguard them. Duty of Care and a Social Care Workers Role All social care workers have a duty of care towards individuals they provide care or support to within their role. Social care workers are expected to; • Put the needs and interest of those they provide care or support to at the centre of their practice. • Ensure what they choose to do (or not to do) does not harm or endanger those they provide care or support to. • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual they provide care or support to.
Stonebridge College David Torr Health & Social Care Diploma Unit 1: Principles for implementing Duty of Care NCFE Level 3 Stonebridge College David Torr Health & Social Care Diploma Unit 1: Principles for implementing Duty of Care NCFE Level 3 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. Write an explanation of: a) What it means to have a duty of care in one's own work role Duty of care is a requirement of all care/support workers and the company they are associated with to make sure that the interest of the service user is put first in all situations, and the rights of the person should be respected also. A Duty of Care is a legal requirement, meaning that as a professional in the field of health and social care your Duty of Care can be tested in a court of law to ensure you carried out your Duty of Care to the best of your ability in a case of negligence. A Duty of Care is not just a physical duty but also an emotional duty, including, treating service users with privacy, dignity and respect.
Answer: Duty of care means that al health and social care professional and organisation providing health and care service, must act in the best interest of the people they support. As a health care professional you have to ensure that you do not do something or fail to do something that cause harm or leaves the individual to exploitation. Your duty of care underpins everything that you do. It is what underlines the code of practice. Duty of care is also a legal requirement, and is tested in court in case of negligence or malpractice.
The care plan will make sure all needs applying to person centred values are understood, it acts as a guide for carers, so it is clear what sorts of activities are expected of them, this should be updated with the SU's changing needs. There should be regular reviews, It is a process of continually listening and focusing on what is important to the SU now and in the future, the individual and you should be involved in discussion about how it is working and whether any parts need changing and if the SU's needs are being met. It is vital that we make sure that the SU is central throughout the process, we must gather all relevant information about their life and needs. Very often you will only be caring for and supporting people when they are in a vulnerable position. The quality of care that you can provide will be improved if you have knowledge of the whole person, not just the current circumstances, this knowledge can help us better understand why people may behave in a certain way.
1.2 Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person – centred values. It is important we work in this way in order to promote individuality, this allow individuals to make informed decisions and choices, as well as understand the consequences as well as possible risks of such decisions and choice that may well relate to their own health and wellbeing. We must do this within the appreciation of rights within the care value base. We can uphold this by empowering individuals to maintain their own independence. Each individual should have the right to privacy which encourages that person to maintain dignity and self-respect.
Assignment 9 1A) There is no doubt that person-centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care work. Health and social care should base on person-centred values, and should be individualised because this is law requirement (see Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social care Act, Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, etc.). If person-centred values become guidelines in health and social care setting it will definitely help to provide anti-discriminatory practice and help to promote and support individual’s right to equal opportunities, dignity, independence, choice and safety. As health care workers we need to respect people’s rights, beliefs and identities, and we also need to enable them to make or participate in making decisions relating to their care, treatment and lifestyle. The key areas of support that should be available to the person are: * Practical/physical support * Emotional support * Social support * Intellectual/cognitive support 1B) Care plans are the basis for how social care and support services are delivered.
1.1 Personal centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care work. This is because it involves the individual that is centre to the care by considering all aspects of their life, including their rights and personal preferences (including religious beliefs) as well as maintaining privacy, dignity, Independence and respect. By doing this it will conclude to the best possible care for the individual who receives it and it will empower the individual as well as include them too. 1.2 personal centred care plans are much more detailed than basic care plans. As well as the necessary assessment of needs and circumstances, required outcome and timescales for carrying it out and reviewing; personal centred care plans will include much more information about the individuals desires relating to their care.
Supporting people to access their rights and support their choices, encouraging and promoting independence to each individual. Ensuring people have privacy if they want it, treating people with dignity and respect. 1.2 Person-centred values must influence all aspects of social care work. The Human Rights Act 1998 makes it a law that health and social care should be based on person-centred values. Having person-centred guidelines provides anti-discrimination practice and helps promote to each individual to their individual needs, their right to equal opportunities, independence, choice, dignity and safety.
Deborah Grindon HSC 036: Promote person-centred approaches in health and social care 1.1 Explain how and why person-centred values must influence all aspects of Health and social care work Person-centred care values must influence all aspects of health and social care work. Health and social care should be based on person-centred values, and should be individualised as this is a law requirement (Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social care Act 2012, Codes of practice for Social Care Workers, etc.). If person-centre values are used in all aspects of work in the health and social care and are followed as they should be then all individuals should feel that and health and social workers ensure that: • the individual is supported in accessing their rights • the individual is treated has an individual • the individual is supported to exercise choice • ensure the individual has privacy if they want it • support the individual to be as independent as possible • treat all individuals with dignity and respect Person centred values include: Individuality Rights Choice Privacy Independence Dignity Respect Partnership Deborah Grindon 1.2 Evaluate the use of care plans in applying person-centred values A care plan may be known by other names such as a support plan or individual plan. It is the document where day to day requirements and preferences for care and support are detailed. Care plans are the primary source of service user information, they detail what is required for day to day care, preferences for the individuals care and all the information required to assist and care for the person in an individual way to suit their needs.
It represent a list of statement about proffesional standards and practice that is required in daily work in the health care setting. Also Codes of Practice ensure social care workers to know the standards of conduct about their collegues, other employers, carers, service users and mainly what public expect of them. They have to support the standards of the code that is thet and to make sure that they meet their code. Following the requirement of the code a carer worker must protect their rights and to promote the interest of the person he takes care of. They have to treat every person as a an individual personality to respect and support his wishes.