It has an influence on social care work, because we need to make sure that we are communicating well, and listening to the individual's wishes and preferences, and we need to remember not to dothings without discussing it with service user. Rights Every service user has rights and these must be respected. However, it need to be understood that rights and responsibilities have to be balanced. Some tensions between what the service user perceives as their right and what we can offer as a part of the service might be encountered. Examples of rights: dignity,privacy, choice of diet, choice of dress, the chance to say own opinion, etc.
Assignment 304 TASK A supervision notes As an experienced social care worker you have been asked to mentor a new social care worker. You plan to use a supervision session to explain about the duty of care and how this helps to protect individuals from harm or abuse. Prepare a set of notes to help you with this supervision session Ai) What is meant by the term 'duty of care?' A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, you must put the people who use the services first. They also have to do everything in their power to keep the service users safe from harm.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Know how to address dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care Know how to recognise and handle comments and complaints Know how to recognise and handle incidents errors and Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to Always act in the best interest of individuals and others Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. As a care worker you owe a duty of care to the people you support your colleagues your employer yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care – it is not something that you can opt out of.
Unit SHC36 Promote person centred approaches in health and social care 2.2 How do you use care plans when applying person centred values A person and their needs should be at the centre of the support process. A carers role is to make sure that a person has every opportunity to state how they wish their needs to be met. This is especially important when the issues regarding the person are difficult or of a sensitive nature. Person centred working is about putting people in control of their lives, whether it be a new service user or a person who has been “stuck in the system” for many years. Most places will have a format (usually a care plan) for identifying needs such as: * What they are able to do independently * Personal Care * Nutritional Needs * Daily Life * Choice and Control * Risks * Medications * Work, leisure and learning * Physical and mental health It is important that everything is included in the care plan.
It also my role to make sure that my duty is carried out safely and | | | effectively in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Question 3:Whilst working with your service users, you may be confronted with situations where your duty of care conflicts with an individual’s rights and creates a dilemma for the carer. Answer the following questions on this: | | 1. | Give some examples of these types of conflicts or dilemmas that you have to deal with(describe at least two): | | | | | | When the resident refuses to
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care settings 1.1 Define the term Duty of Care A duty of care means that all health and social care professionals and organisations providing health and care services, must act in the best interests of the people they support. They also have to do everything in their power to keep people safe from harm and exploitation. As a care professional, you must ensure that you do not do something, or fail to do something, that causes harm to someone. You have a professional duty of care to act only within your own competence and not to take something you are not confident about. 1.2 Describe the Duty of Care which affects your own practice It is important to only carry out duties that you are competent and confident in under taking the duty and it is important that the task are in your job description and declining care work that is not.
| Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings | Olga Kasimova | | | | | Task A Supervision Notes 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 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. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 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.
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings SHC24 Understand the implications of duty of care OUTCOME 1 1. Define the term “Duty of care” Health and social care professionals have a “duty of care” to ensure the wellbeing of service users. We all have a “Duty of care” to consider the effects of our actions upon other people who may be affected. In health and social care this basic principle includes following the various rules and legal obligations that surround our work. Your workplace will have a set of policies and procedures, which you must follow.
To establish consent would be to be given permission or approval on such actions or decisions. This would vary depending on the individuals assessed capacity to give consent. Aiv Why social care workers must gain consent of the individual when they are providing care or support - It is important to uphold an individuals rights to be fully involved in their own care whilst adhering to legal requirements as it is also the individuals right to refuse such care or treatment and ensuring the individual are aware and comply with legal requirements. Av How a social care worker might gain the consent of the individual - Social care workers can gain consent by multiple ways including verbal or written confirmation. If the individual is not mentally or physically fit to give consent then a social care worker can gain consent from the individuals next of kin.
Unit CT236 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young peoples settings. 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role: This means that you are responsible for the care and welfare of yourself and others while at work. It also means that you are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others. 1.2 Explain how the duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals; When caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves, you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone or anything that could cause them harm. Everything you do must be in their best interest and protect them from harm in every sense including but by no means restricted to, physical, emotional, financial and medical.