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.
Exercising your duty of care is also a legal requirement, you have to recognise that you are responsible for the welfare of a vulnerable person. People have a right to expect that when a professional is providing support, they will be kept safe and not be neglected or exposed to any unnecessary risks. The expression is that we 'owe' a duty of care to the people we work with. 'Owe' is a useful word to describe the nature of the duty of care because it is just like a debt: it is something that you must pay as part of choosing to become a professional in the field of social care. Having a duty of care towards the people you work with is not unique to social care; all professions who work with people have a duty of care.
A negligent act could be unintentional but careless or intentional that results in abuse or injury. A negligent act is breaching the duty of care. 2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Page 1/6 R601/1436 Unit 11 Our duty of care means that we must aim to provide high quality care to the best of our ability and express if there are any reasons may be unable to do so. Professionals act within duty of care must do what a reasonable person, with their training and background, can be expected to do so. It also connected with the areas of carrying and reviewing of risk assessments, which ensuring elimination of hazards, use of equipments and all health and safety guidelines.
They work to stop discrimination against disabled people, men and women and people from different races and cultures. They also want to make sure peoples human rights are respected. Human rights are about how we treat each other, they are about: respect, freedom, equality, dignity and fairness. Human rights include: The right to life - this means that your life is as important as anyone else’s. The right to respect for private and family life - this means the right to live as a family.
Unit 7: Person centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care purely as care work is about people and every person is an individual. Therefore if there was a set guideline it may not work for everyone, so values must be person centred. Care Plans are very important in promoting person centred values. They enable the customer to have choice, the care provider should listen to them as they know themselves best, the care plan is theirs unless the capacity to understand is diminished and then advice must be sought from all other persons/agencies involved in the customers support plan. Another key point in promoting person centred values within a care plan is empowering the customer and knowing they are being listened to.
This situation may disrespect the service user’s rights but the service provider must do everything they can, within reason, to protect the lives of those who they are caring for. These rights also apply to the service provider. Every individual has the right to freedom of expression and thought, belief and religion. This means that each individual, service provider or service user, has the right to their own opinions, religion and beliefs as long as they do not infringe upon the rights of other people. In health and social care it is likely that service users and service providers are of different religion.
Communication is a basic human right. Without communication the individual is unable to realise or exercise their rights. Under the Human Rights Act 1998 all individuals have the right to ‘freedom of expression’. If unable to communicate they would be denied these rights. 1.2 Explain how own role and practice can impact on communication with an individual who has specific communication needs As a carer it is our role and responsibility to support individuals to express themselves.
Unit Number: SHC 34 Question 1.1: Explain what it means to have a Duty of Care in own work role. The standard definition of DUTY of Care is: A requirement to exercise a “reasonable” degree of attention and caution to avoid negligence which would lead to harm to other people. But how does this translate to my own work role??? In my opinion My Duty of Care to the young people I care for is to evaluate and monitor that the young people are at all times in a safe environment. That they are treated with respect for themselves and their privacy.
Furthermore this requires work to be based towards the best interests of the individuals using the service so therefore ensuring that care practice isn’t detrimental to the health, wellbeing and safety of the adult; only carrying out care practice with your own level of competence, role and responsibility. 1.2) Describe how the duty of care effects own work role. Duty of care is synonymous to how care work is adopted according to the best interests of the individual, Therefore you should carry out duty’s in which you are competent and in own job description and if you have the inability to do specific tasks you are well within your grounds to decline certain tasks, which brings me on to another key feature of duty of care which is being accountable for own descions and actions; following certain procedures in all aspects of work including the approptie use of resources and equipment. Furthermore it is paramount that you provide standards of care in line of codes of practice of the settings/service as well as in line with the underpinning values of adult social care the respect of the individual should be the predominant focal point which can be displayed by respecting their rights to preservation of dignity, safeguarding; the need to observe confidentiality; the need to be observant; the importance of induction and regular updating of your own individual skills and knowledge base. Another key aspect of your role within your duty of care is ensure that all concerns are reported by completing
1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practise. 1.1 Explain what is means to have a duty of care in own work role, Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies and procedures, and agreed way of working with your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. It is my duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm.