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.
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 on something you are not confident about. Your duty of care underpins everything that you do; it is what underlies the code of practice and it should be built into your practice on a day to day level. 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.
All individuals have the right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity. In my role I have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well being of those in my care. By doing risk assessments and taking necessary precautions to avoid accidents or the spread of infection I am carrying out a duty of care in my work role and therefore contributing to the safeguarding of the individual. Outcome 2 Sometimes in my work role a potential conflict or dilemma may arise between my duty of care and the individual’s rights. An example of this may be that the individual may have a disability that restricts them from using resources within the setting, in which case the setting would need to be adapted as their individual rights are not being met.
In my work role I also have a responsibility to provide a duty of care to all patients receiving care. This is `The legal obligation to safeguard others from harm while they are in your care, using your services or exposed to your activities`. (Collins 2015) I am required to work to an excellent standard and quality of care, adhering to my organisations policies in my everyday practice. The trust value that I meet are; `We put our patients at the centre of everything we do’ `We focus on our people’ `We involve our people in making decisions’ and `We deliver excellence’ (Trust values booklet.) I am expected to ensure that all patients are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and diagnosis, and always act in the best interests of the individual whilst allowing them to be as independent as possible.
Aiii) As a social care organisation, you are responsible for providing care and support which is safe and promotes the health and wellbeing of the individuals. Your duty of care affects the way you; * Exercise authority * Manage risk and work in a safe way * Safeguard interests of individuals * Monitor own behaviour and conduct * Maintain confidentiality * Store personal information correctly * Report any concerns or allegations * Maintain professional boundaries * Make professional judgements * Maintain high standards of conduct outside the professional role * To uphold a service that upholds the law and underlying principles of care Aiv) Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals because as a social care worker you are responsible to; * Recognise physical, emotional and psychological needs of individuals by understanding what is required for health and well being, to observe and record ‘indicators’ of differences and changes and to show empathy and support. * Anticipate danger and manage risks by carrying out assessments, avoiding hazards and carrying out health and safety checks * Intervene and support in the event of illness and injury by carrying out first aid, seek help or advice, communicate with health professionals and
The term “duty of care” in my mind best describes the way in which you treat the persons in your care. You should always be willing to be supportive to people in your care and enable them to live free from prejudice and keep them safe from abuse. It is your duty to do everything reasonable in your job role to make this happen. In essence, “duty of care” means you must provide care and support individuals within the law, including those defined in your employers’ policies, procedures and agreed ways of working. The company and you will have a duty of care to ensure that the service users you care for are safe and protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
Implementing Duty of Care 1. Explain what it means to have duty of care in your job role. Duty of care as a care assistant refers to your role and responsibilities in care such as health and safety of individuals and yourself, protection from harm and abuse or unnecessary risks. This includes responsibilities to act in the best interest of individuals and to do everything possible to keep them safe from harm, may it be physical or emotional. Your duty of care is also that you act within your own competence and do not do anything which you cannot do safely.
Unit 205 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting Outcome 1 Understand the implication of duty of care 1.1 Duty of care is essential to all roles within health and social care. Having duty of care is doing all that you reasonably can at all times to make sure you act in the best interests of those you support. Meaning you put the needs and interests of those you care for at the centre of your actions and thoughts, Always acting in a way to keep everyone safe and not put any one at risk of harm. Always reporting I come across a problem and maintaining confidentiality. 1.2 In my work role I have a duty of care to provide the best support for the people I care for by ensuring I have the correct training, knowledge and skills.
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. 3. As a social care worker, you must promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. You can follow this by following practice and procedures designed to keep you and other people safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work, promoting independence of service users and assisting them to understand and exercise their rights. 4.
Principles for implementing duty of Care Outcome 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Duty of care as a domiciliary care worker is to put each individuals needs first ensuring that their needs are met, ensuring no harm can come to them as a direct result of my actions acting within the level of my ability under the polices the government has in place. My employer also has a duty of care to me ensuring a safe working environment and that all equipment is maintained correctly. Duty of care safe guards individuals when they are at their lowest in their lives and can not do it for themselves where they are at a risk of injury to themselves abuse by others where it be by family friends anyone they come into contact with. We need to