They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims. Aiv: How the duty of care contributes to safeguarding individuals. In your role you have a duty of care to raising concerns you may have about any aspect of your work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, poor practise by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect. It is your duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm.
Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self. * Always act in the best interest of the service user and their care needs, giving choice and promoting independence whilst treating them with respect, whatever their choices and
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?
Introduction to Duty of Care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Understanding the meaning of Duty of Care 1.1 Define the term ‘Duty of Care’ Duty of Care is where health and social organisations have a duty to look after people meaning they must do everything they can do to keep the people in their care safe from harm. Not only do the care workers of a company have to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services but also the company itself. An employer also has a duty of care for staff members to make sure where employees work is in safe conditions and suitable for them to deliver the service. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own role at work The Duty of care I have in my work role is to keep myself safe and my service user safe. To do this I should keep my training up to date, follow all policies and procedures set by employer in order to keep things safe.
Duty of Care: Definition Duty of Care is a legal obligation to always act in the best interests of everyone to ensure that those receiving healthcare services receive safe and appropriate care and safe from danger and misuse. It is a code of practice that should be adhered to by healthcare professionals in everything they do to ensure they stay within the legal requirements for their role and to ensure that they are protected in the event of a claim of malpractice or negligence. It is also important that healthcare professionals act with independence as they are responsible for the wellbeing of those they care for. They must stay within their own professional competence and confidence levels and do all that they can to keep those receiving care from them safe from harm, as those they look after are often the more vulnerable members of society. The healthcare professional must always keep front of mind that with this kind of role comes a certain amount of responsibility.
Building trust is essential. The code of conduct states firstly to ‘Treat people as individuals’ this meaning that each person has different needs but also each person is equal to the next person. Each individual should be treated fairly and not discriminated against, proving the appropriate care and given sufficient support and advice whilst being sympathetic and understanding. ‘Confidentiality’ is vital. The patient’s information should only be disclosed where necessary, such as if there is reason to believe they are at risk of harm or somebody else in their care is at risk and then only should it be disclosed to the suitable professional.
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 .
Describe how the duty of care affects own work role At work the duty of care what I have is to keep myself and my residents safe. That is mean I have to update my trainings, following all security procedures in order to keep things safe. 2. Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care 3.3. 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.
1.1Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship You have a professional duty of care to the individuals you care for which is different to the relationships you have with your friends and family. The relationships with carers and clients is to guide and support individuals and to help them to live as independently as possible. You should listen carefully to individuals and never put pressure on them. It is also important not to cross any professional boundaries with clients and keep your relationships professional. Here are some of the ways that you can maintain professional boundaries: • Be reliable and dependable • Do not form inappropriate intimate or personal relationships with individuals • Promote individuals’ independence and protect them as far as possible from harm • Do not accept gifts or money from individuals or their family members • Be honest and trustworthy • Comply with policies and procedures or agreed ways of working • Cooperate with colleagues and treat them with respect • Do not discriminate against anyone • Maintain clear and accurate records • Continue to improve your knowledge and skills • Respect confidential information and knowing when it is appropriate to share • Report any concerns you may have Most of your clients will rely heavily on your support, for some of them you might be the only person they see from day to day and because of this, it is really important that you do your very best to keep the relationship professional.
As workers in the health and social care industry, concept of the duty of care affects us in various ways some of which are listed below;- * We have to be accountable for your own actions whilst working on duty. It is important that you are honest at all times particularly if something happens * Person centred care must be implemented whenever possible and needed when supporting our clients – not doing so could be deemed as abuse. * To ensure that we perform task for which we have adequate training and qualified to do – we must not undertake duties that we are not trained for even if we are asked by someone to so .There is no support or back up for us if something goes wrong and may cause potential harm to others . * companies policies and procedures must be followed at all times in relation to the law and not comprising my job role * We must also use the available channel of reporting such as whistleblowing to reporting concerns when we witnessed bad practises and practises that do not