Shc 34 Essay

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SHC 34 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. A definition of duty of care is a legal obligation imposed to an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. You need to make sure that all training is up to date in the work place, safeguarding and protecting the people you support, your residents, your self, your colleague, your employer and the public. Always acting in the best interests of individuals and others and maintaining information securely and properly. 2. Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Duty of care means that you must aim to provide high quality care to the best of your ability and if you have any problems then you must say why you are unable to do so. When you act within a duty of care you must always take reasonable care. This means you must: • Keep knowledge, skills and training up to date • Provide a service of no less quality than that to be expected, based on the skills, responsibilities and range of activities within the work or profession • Be in a position to know what must be done to ensure that the service is provided safely • Keep accurate and up to date records of the care and support you provide, including any assessment of someone’s capacity and the rationale for any decisions that are taken on their behalf • Not delegate work, or accept delegated work, unless it is clear that the person to whom is delegated is competent to carry out the work • Protect confidential information except where there may be harm to the individual or others All of these things help to ensure that you are working safely and professionally 2.1 Explain 3 potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individuals rights.

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