Unit 304 Essay

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Unit 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings Outcome 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in your own role Having a duty of care in my role means that I have a responsibility, as a Team Leader, to support the staff team and lead a shift as safely and smoothly as possible. Also a duty of care to the people I support in ensuring their needs are met and independence is promoted as much as possible. Ensuring the environment they live in is safe and clean by filling out cleaning rotas and keeping appropriate doors locked for supervised access. Also following all of the Codes of Practice. Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Following a code of practice sets out a basis for your work ethics and makes you stop and think if you are working in the best interests of the people you are supporting and to keep them away from harm. Also to safeguard this means for all Multi-Disciplinary teams and families working together and taking responsibility for the service users and their safety especially those with a history of abuse. Finally your duty of care, the principles you follow and policies and procedures of the home you work in will protect people who have been harmed or at imminent risk of coming to harm. Outcome 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care. Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individuals rights. Conflicts and dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights could be that staff want to do a personal care routine one way which may be easier but the individual may have a preferred way to do it which takes
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