Health Social Care: An Introduction To Duty Of Care

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Introduction to duty of care in health social care or childrens and young peoples settings 1. DEFINE THE TERM ‘DUTY OF CARE’ A duty of care means all carers, health professionals and anybody else providing health care services must act in the best interest of the people they support. 1.2 DESCRIBE HOW DUTY OF CARE AFFECTS OWN PERFORMANCE People have a right to expect they will be kept safe and not neglected, or exposed to risks, we owe a duty of care to the people we support. You should think about if what you are doing is best for your client and that you are not putting them art harm or risk, and that you respect their wishes and retain their dignity. 2.1DESCRIBE DILEMMAS THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN THE DUTY OF CARE AND AN INDIVIDUALS
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