Unit 207 Task A Ai) Person centered values means treating the clients as individuals making sure that they are being treated with dignity and respect, making sure that they have there privacy, and that they have their independence, we need to make sure to give clients a choice of different things and that they have a right to choose them, we also need to recognise that working with professionals is partnership not a relationship. Aii) It is important for care workers because we want to treat our clients as individuals and they way you want to be treated. The main reason why it is important is because it is a law requirement, they come from different acts such as, Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the Codes of Practice. Care Quality Commission got the essentials standards from the Health and Social Care Act. If the person centered value are all being followed correctly then the clients should feel happy and content.
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care settings 1.1 Define the term Duty of Care A duty of care means that all health and social care professionals and organisations providing health and care services, must act in the best interests of the people they support. 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 something you are not confident about. 1.2 Describe the Duty of Care which affects your own practice It is important to only carry out duties that you are competent and confident in under taking the duty and it is important that the task are in your job description and declining care work that is not.
1.5 Where possible the least restrictive interventions should be used as they can sometimes escalate the problem rather than defuse it. Using the least possible restrictive intervention will prevent further harm to any individual involved and will avoid the intervention being deemed as abuse. 1.6 In order to safeguard both the staff member and individual during a restrictive physical intervention, they must only be carried out by a trained member of staff. It must be reasoned that all other measures have been attempted and failed before carrying out restrictive intervention. If at
The values which one person feels are important in their life may not be so to another. To provide the best support to a person, their values must be taken into account and by doing so you will be empowering that person, increase their self determination and improve their independence. A person’s values will include their Individuality – as a carer you see each person as an individual and promote their interests, aspirations and needs in all you do. Your organisation should fit around these individualities not the person fit in with the organisation. Rights - the rights of people are protected by law, and in particular by the Human Rights Act 1998. protects people from harm and guarantees them basic entitlements such as the right to respect and equality Choice – Choice means having access to a wide range of options and information.
1.2 It is important to work this way, by following codes of practice, as we need to ensure that we deliver best care/support, making sure, we do the correct things, in the correct way. We should as a professional, only do, or act, in a way, that we are competent to. Being responsible for vulnerable adults, we should recognize, that we are responsible for the welfare of these vulnerable people, and we have certain duties to carry out. We should never do something, that we know we cant, or not do things if it is unsafe e.g. using equipment.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. All service users should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care is to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after.
There are a set of principles to follow when acting as a decision maker for someone who lacks capacity and these must be followed at all times, they state that the individuals wishes are number one and that they must not be restricted in any way and that support should be given to help them to communicate to the best of their ability. If an individual wants to do something that may endanger them, then we need to use our negotiation skills and gently persuade them this could be a bad idea and that we have a duty of care to protect them. Also we could offer different scenarios so that they may be supported in making the best choice which has the least risk to their safety. 3.3 Ways to ensure an individual with dementia, carers and others feel able to complain without fears of retribution are by showing them that there is an accessible complaints procedure which must be followed. There is legislation in place to protect us should any of us make a complaint, also we should make ourselves approachable and offer full support and ongoing information to the complainant as they go through the
1.3 When considering if a restrictive practice is acceptable it must be clear about the intention or purpose of the practice. The use of a restrictive practice for the people we support can only be justified on the grounds of a health or safety need of the person where a multi-disciplinary assessment has agreed that no alternative practice exists that is less restrictive of the person. A behavioural support plan should be created. Physical intervention will only involve the least restrictive technique, applied with the minimum force, for the shortest duration to manage the situation safely. If an emergency situation should arise, it is permissible for staff to use minimum force to prevent serious injury to self or others provided this is for the least amount of time to bring the situation under control.
Explain how person-centred values should influence all aspects of social care work (1.1.3) It is important that the rights of the individual are respected so that they are at the centre of their own care, this means that the carer must focus on what the individual wants and how they want it. 4. Explain how finding out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual contributes to their care plan (2.2.1) Finding this information out ensures you give the individual the care they need designed specifically for them, and not just a general care plan. This allows the individual to lead their life the way they would whilst still receiving the care they need, for example, if a person has religious beliefs, having this in their care plan informs the carer and allows them to continue to follow their religion. 5.
1.1 There are different principles of support and some of these principles include: Independence, Individuality, and Rights. Others are choice, Equal opportunity, privacy and anti-discriminatory practice. INDEPENDENCE: Individual’s should be supported to maintain their independence because it enables them to have choice and control over their lives and the services they use (Moonie, N 2006). INDIVIDUALITY: Professionals should be aware of the individual’s original identity and work with them as individuals rather than the needs of a group of people with particular reference to their weaknesses, abilities and personalities (Moonie, N 2006). RIGHTS: the Human Rights Act 1998 gives the individual’s certain rights and should be respected and protected at all time (Moonie N 2006).