It is important to be organised and have everything together, ensuring that they are accessible and that the individual knows where things are and how to call for help before leaving them. 5.2 In order to encourage the individual to keep their clothing and personal care items clean, safe and secure I would spend time with them, asking how they would like to keep their personal items, giving them choice, respecting their needs and wishes and helping to them to understand the importance of maintaining their personal appearance. 6.1 &
Prepare a set of notes to help you in this supervision session. In the notes, you must include an explanation of: Ai: What is meant by the term “duty of care” Duty of care means social care workers must do everything they can to keep the service users in their care safe from harm. Care workers have duty or the responsibility care this could include be assisting after service user’s safety, make choice, prepare meals, transportation, personal hygiene and other medical or physical needs. Employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Duty of care also involves safe guarding, protection of vulnerable adults from abuse and harm, social care workers have duty of care to report allegations and suspicions of abuse and whistle blowing policy.
SUPERVISION NOTES A i What is meant by the term Duty of Care Health and Social Care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the Care Workers of the establishment have the same Duty of Care. The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Duty of care is a legal obligation that is usually imposed on an individual person requiring them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while undertaking or performing any acts of duty that could possibly harm others.
Assignment 304: Principles for implementing duty of care in, social care or children`s and young people`s settings. Task A: Supervision notes: What is ment by the term duty of care? Every care worker has a duty of care, Duty of care means making sure that every individual in there care is safe from harm. This means safe from abuse and neglect also. Duty of care also means that all needs of the individual are being met this includes • personal hygiene • Food and water • Entertainment • Social needs • Medication.
Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights Me as a care assistant I have to do everything to keep my residents safe, I have duty of care to that people. Sometimes my residents they want to do something which can be dangerous for them. On the other hand, I have to respect their choices and rights. I have to explain nicely what the risk is and find the way to compromise. All of my action taken should be documented including any risk assessment carried out.
4222 204 Duty of care In health and social care settings. Define the term duty of care. This is a legal obligation to ensure individuals health and safety, to keep an individual safe, you must report any concerns to your line manager, respect confidentiality and respect the individual’s wishes. It is your requirement to work in the best interest of the individual and within your own level of competence it is your responsibility to be aware of policies and procedures. How does duty of care affect your own role?
As a carer you have a duty to that person to keep them safe at the same time you also need to respect an individuals rights and choice, so you do all that you can to keep them safe. 1.2. Describe how the duty of care affects own work role: During your everyday work as a carer/support worker there are many practices that are carried out with individuals according to their support plans. it is our responsibility to see that these practices are carried out according to what is written down in the support plans at all times to ensure the health & safety of those we are working with and that no individual is put in a situation where there is a possibility of them coming to any harm. The same applies to working times just because your shift ends at a certain time there may be a time where you will need to remain on shift if a fellow worker has failed to turn up for work or there has been an emergency situation .
Be aware of dilemmas that may arise about Duty of Care and the support available for addressing them 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the Duty of Care and an individual’s right You may have a case as a care worker where an individual may want to do something which could be a risk to their own health and safety. It’s your duty of care to do all you can to keep them safe but you also have the duty to respect them as an individual. This causes a dilemma. An example of this is a resident no longer wanting to use her Zimmer Frame, but in her care plan it states that she uses it to help her move
Breaks anywhere on the skin should be covered with a waterproof dressing. Medical advice should be sought for skin damage caused by other medical conditions e.g. eczema, psoriasis. All healthcare staff should be ‘bare below the elbow’. Hands should be washed: · After visiting the toilet · Before handling food · When the hands are visibly soiled.
Included in the policies and proceedures the organsiation needs to be aware of dangers, carrying out risk assessment, respecting the individuals right to make risky choices ( after you have done all that is possible to dissuade them), take actions to keep individuals safe and log and report any dangers or problems. Aiv HOW THE DUTY OF CARE CONTRIBUTES TO SAFEGAURDING OF INDIVIDUALS By understanding the duty of care reporting any suspicions you may have about abuse or neglect of any person you are providing care for. By understanding that your responsibilities contribute to the protection of people, by acting responsibly and in a timely manner to ensure people are safeguarded. If you have