Unit 34 Essay

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Principles for implementing duty of care in health social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. In my work role, duty of care means putting my residents first, following their wishes/choices or making best interest decisions, making sure their dignity is kept and they are treated with respect and maintain their independence at all times and keeping them safe from harm and hazards. I am able to do this by following my code of practice and policies and procedures. I.e. if I was going to give a resident a bath my duty of care would be to ensure the resident got to the bathroom and into the bath safely i.e. do they walk well or need a hoist or wheelchair to the bathroom, I would then check the water temperature to ensure it is not too hot or too cold. Is the resident able to stay up right in the bath unaided as they could slip down (possibly drowning), ensuring another member of staff is available to help me, making sure the bathroom door is closed when undressing and dressing and also bathing, ensuring all equipment is in the bathroom ready i.e. forgetting to take towels which would then mean the resident would be naked and feel vulnerable. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Duty of care makes you think about the residents and their best interests are kept forefront and if I am keeping them safe and protected. I would report anything that is unsafe or detrimental to a residents well-being i.e. any cables that aren’t pinned back to the wall (this is a trip hazard) and could cause injury so it would be my duty of care to report this so it can be dealt with in the correct manner. 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. One of the residents has a very
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