The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. My duty of care means that I must aim to provide high quality care to the best of my ability and say if there are any reasons as to why I may be unable to do so. My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
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.
Evidence for Learning Outcome 1 Understand person-centred approaches in health and social care Assessment Criteria: AC1.1 – Define person-centred values AC1.2 – Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person-centred values Extract from Written Questioning: Written Question: ‘Define person-centred values and explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person-centred values’: Response: ‘The underlying purpose of “Person-centred values” is to ensure that the individual needing care is placed at the very centre of the decision making process about their life, the services and support they want and need. Therefore, under this strict system, the person is always placed at the very centre of the planning of the care programme required, in that he or she will always be consulted and that his or her views will always come first. Therefore the plan is tailor-made to that particular person, and it should include all aspects of care, from the Social and Health Services, from that individual’s family and from the voluntary sector. This is the current policy and it applies to those people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, and physical disabilities, to older people who need support, and to young people making their transition to adulthood… To place the person at the centre certain values must be upheld: Individuality (everyone’s differences must be recognised and respected), Choice (for individuals to be able to make own choices and be in control of own life), Privacy (information and activities must be kept confidential), Independence (empowering individuals to do activities for themselves) and dignity (be treated in a respectful way). It is vital for the social care worker to work using these precise methods to establish the needs and wishes of the individual.
Another key point in promoting person centred values within a care plan is empowering the customer and knowing they are being listened to. The care provider must respect the customers choices and opinions and they must listen to what the customer wants the care plan must be personal to each customer. Using a care plan would contribute to working in a person centred way because it should be created by the client with the support of the care provider so that the customer has full control over their care, instead of the support plan being created by the care worker where the customer would feel like they have no control. Also, in addition with an individual’s care plan carers should aim to work in a person centred way, helping the customer to feel more in control and happy. I use person centred values in everyday working as I am a very empathic, accepting and compatible man.
There are several standards within the care sector that will influence the way that carer’s job roles are carried out. Here are the standards for Social Care Workers: 1. As a social care worker you must protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers including treating each person as an individual, respecting diversity and different cultures and supporting service user’s rights to make choices based on the services they have available. 2. As a social care worker, you must strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers which includes being honest and trustworthy, communicating in an appropriate and straightforward way, respecting confidential information, being reliable and dependant and adhering to policies and procedures about accepting gifts and money from service users and carers.
What will the codes mean to me? As a social care worker I will have criteria to guide my practice and be clear about what standards of conduct I am are expected to meet. I am are encouraged to use the codes to examine my own practice and to look for areas in which I can improve. The Codes 1) As a social care worker, you must protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers. 1.1 Treating each person as an individual; 1.2 Respecting and, where appropriate, promoting the individual views and wishes of both service users and carers 1.3 Supporting service users’ rights to control their lives and make informed choices about the services they receive 1.4 Respecting and maintaining the dignity and privacy of service users 1.5 Promoting equal opportunities for service users and carers 1.6 Respecting diversity and different cultures and values.
1 A duty of care in one owns role is very important; it underlies the Codes of Practice for any social care role. It is also a legal requirement and if there is an event of negligence or malpractice, you could be tested in court. Duty of care is the requirement to put the interests of the people who use your services first. Services users should feel safe and protected from unnecessary risk. If you chose a profession in social care you owe the people you support that right.
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.
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
Unit 4222-304 Principles for implementing duty of care: 1.1: Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role: In the law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed upon an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of “reasonable care” while performing any act. It Is for me to provide high quality care to the best of my ability and if for any reason I am unable to do so, I must discuss with my supervisor why I can’t. 1.2: Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals: If I have concerns with my client around abuse of some sort, it’s within my duty of care towards my client to report it, this includes bad practice by my colleagues, or abuse by another individual, worker or even their family or friends. If I have any other doubts or concerns I would seek advice and guidance from my supervisor. 2.1: Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights: If a client feels that the support from the service they are getting is not the best for them, it’s in their rights to question it and my duty of care to the client to put forward a solution.