Task A Ai: What is meant by the term Duty of Care. Health and Social Care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and the interests of the people using its service but also the care workers who work in the establishment have the same duty of care as well. Also the employer has a duty of care for the staff members to ensure that the working conditions are safe and suitable to deliver the service to the individuals.
Unit 4222-305 Explain how and why person centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care work. Person centred care is about providing care and support that is centred or focused on the individual and their needs. We are all individual and just because two people might have the same medical condition, for example, Dementia and/or learning/physical disabilities, it doesn’t mean that they require or want the same level of care and support. We will need to develop a clear understanding about the individuals we are working with. This includes their needs, their culture, their means of communication, their likes and dislikes, their family and other professionals’ involvement in order that we can promote and provide person centred care and support to the individual.
The social care worker must do everything they can to keep the service users safe from harm, injury and abuse. This can be achieved by following and adhering to the following: * Work within the definition of your job role. * Keep accurate records and documentation as necessary. * Agreed ways of working of your employer which includes: - Policies and Procedures of your organisation, which are essential pieces of information that will enable the social care worker to work professionally and safely. .
Duty of care is central to all that you do at work, it is not something extra. 1.2 - Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals by keeping individuals safe whether it is illness, abuse, harm or injury. We can do this by involving families, health care professionals and other external agencies into the individuals care plan. Duty of care is a legal requirement and there are policies, procedures, code of conduct and legislation around safeguarding and protecting your service users. Following these guidelines is showing that we are providing the best care possible.
Unit 305 Outcome 1) 1) Person centred values ensure that each individual resident receives adequate care based on their personal wants and needs. Person centred values make sure that the care is planned around a specific individual and that they are at the heart of every decision. Throughout a health and social care setting being able to demonstrate person centred care can involve professionals, families, the individual and carers. Aspects of daily care should involve person centred values because each resident is different and will need to be treated as an individual. As a carer I demonstrate person centred values by relating to what each resident would like, what care they need, what assistance they will accept and treating each resident as a separate person but at the same time treating everyone equally.
Unit 13 principles for implementing duty of care in health and social care 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role A duty of care is a requirement that all health and social care professionals and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of the people who use their services first. Your duty of care underpins, everything that you do. It is what underlies the Codes of Practice and it should be built into your practice on a day to day level. 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. Duty of care is not only about physical risks, you also have a duty of care to treat people with dignity and respect.
Unit 4222-204 Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care or children's and Young People's Settings (SCH 24) OUTCOME 1: Understand the implications of Duty of Care. Duty of care is an obligation that a person/healthcare worker acts towards others and public with watchfulness, attention and caution in a reasonable and civilized way. Service user needs to know that his welfare, safety and interest are put in the centre of attention of any healthcare organisation. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. Every healthcare worker has a duty to act accordingly not just towards the clients but also their co-workers, other healthcare professionals and themselves.
SUPERVISION NOTES A i What is meant by the term Duty of Care Health and Social Care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the Care Workers of the establishment have the same Duty of Care. The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Duty of care is a legal obligation that is usually imposed on an individual person requiring them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while undertaking or performing any acts of duty that could possibly harm others.
Employers must have a written health and safety policy, which must be brought to the notice of all employees. Employees, volunteers and service users also have responsibilities within the act, they have a common law duty of care. The act requires them to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other people at work. They must not interfere with or obstruct anything provided in the interests of health and safety at work. It is their duty to familiarise themselves with the policy statement and general health and safety procedures and ensure they keep themselves and others around them safe.
1.1 Explain how and why person centred values must influence all aspects of health and social care work. Person centred values influence all aspects of health and social care work, for the reason that by law requirements in regards to the Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social Care Act 2012, along with Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers, health and social care should be based on person centred values. In the interest of individuals who are receiving care, it enables them to be treated with respect and dignity, involving their own needs beliefs and identities, as well as to be supported to remain independent as much as possible. Person centred values also involve individuals to be supported to access their rights, as well as providing anti-discrimination practices together with promoting equal opportunities for individuals, and presenting choices and safety. Ultimately, it is all about diverse people who are involved in health and social care work, so therefore, the values that influences care must be person centred.