Unit 13 Qcf Level 2 Health and Social Care

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Unit 13 Principles for Implementing duty of care in health social care or children's and young peoples settings 1 understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work roles A duty of care is a legal requirement and would be tested in court in the event of negligence or malpractice that all health and social care professionals that provide a health and care service is that you must put the interest of the service users you help and support first and to do everything in your power to keep them safe from any harm. In your work role to have duty of care underpins everything that you do, it underlies the codes of practice and this should be built into your practice on a day-to-day level. and would be tested in court in the event of negligence or malpractice. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Duty of care ensures that patients are protected from harm and are kept safe from abuse by staff, other patients, family and friends. In your job roles you should have had training regarding safeguarding which makes it clear that its your duty of care to report and record all relevant information related to unprofessional conduct or behaviour that may contribute to abuse the procedures ensure that you are protected and feel confident to report any suspicion you may have. 2 Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care. 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between that duty of care and an individuals rights. Conflicts and Dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights could be staff having a difference of opinion over an individual for example a staff member believing they have signs of abuse and another staff member
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