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Unit 13 Essay

  • Submitted by: iman22
  • on July 7, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 335 words

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1.1 Explain what it mean to have a duty of care in own work role
  residents are safe
  data protection act
  monitoring our own behaviour
  working safely
  equality and diversity

1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes   to the safeguarding or protection of individuals
    Avoiding potential hazards, which could lead to harm through accidents or spreading infections
  respecting the individual in thy dignity
  Risk Assessments
  Policies and Procedures
  Conforming to Legislation – by adhering to laws such as health and safety and safeguarding, I am working within the law which is there to protect adults in mental health and those who work in sitting   .
2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that my arise between the duty of care and an individuals right
  abusing drugs
  Staff falling out,
  Break confidentiality,
  Swearing and behaviour,
  Absent staff members, 
  Lack of team work
  bulling and intimidating

2.2 Describe how to manage risk associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individuals rights and the duty of care

  Talking to the patients
Example : If the individual wants to do something that is unsafe or risky that is their choice and you must respect their rights but you have a duty of care and must do all that you can to keep them safe.That is the dilemma.You can carry out a risk assessment that involves the individual so that they fully understand the risk they are taking. If they still want to take the risk you make it as safe as possible for them. You have then done all that you can be expected to do under your duty of care.

2.3 Explain where to get additional support and advice about conflicts and dilemmas
  Line manager
  Advocacy centre
  Health professionals

3.1 Describe how to respond to complaints
  listening to the patients complains.
    record and inform the nurse in charge and line manager.

3.2 Explain the main...

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