1.1 “Duty of Care” is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual or group requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care to prevent harm to others 1.2 I am affected by a duty of care which requires me to (amongst other things) ensure that I • do not permit any residents to come to harm through my acts or omissions. • report any reasonably held suspicion of mal practice. • take all reasonable steps to provide the best care I am capable of to resident. 2.1 Dilemas are most commonly experienced around personal hygiene issues, residents may elect to refuse to take a bath/show and if they are deemed to have capacity then it is their right to do so. However if a resident is in dire need of a bath, perhaps due to issues regarding incontinence, then there is a duty of care upon me to ensure the resident is washed and changed.
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.
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.
Risks assessments are extremely important and must be implemented and met all the time. Risk assessments are designed to ensure the Health and Safety of everyone. 2.1 Sometimes individuals may want to do something which could be a risk to their Health and safety. As a support worker you have a duty of care to that person and you must do all that you can to keep them safe but you also have a duty to respect the individual’s rights and choice, so you have a dilemma. It could be that an individual refuses their medication.
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?
Feeding him would affet his dignity as self-sufficient individual, but not helping him would be neglecting his basic needs. The best approach would be to offer assistance and prevent the risks. 2.2. Additional support should be asked to our senior colleagues and supervisor after reading well the resident’s care plan. 3.1.
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
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
Unit 204 introduction to duty of care in health,social care or children,s and young peoples settings outcome 1 understand the implications of duty of care 1 They also need to do their best to keep the individuals safe from harm and exploitation. Care professionals must make sure they dont do anything to fail to do something that could cause the individual harm,care staff should be apropriatley trained and confident in there role outlined in the codes of practice. 2 Duty of care affects our own work role by keeping individuals safe and not neglected or exposed to unnecessary risks, we owe the individuals we care for to keep them safe from harm and consider their best interests whilst treating them with dignity and respect . Outcome 2 understand support avilable for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care 1, Dilemas are caused by the fact the individual has a right to make there own choices and take risks , but as a care worker we have a duty of care to keep them safe from harm and any unnecessary risks. I.e a diabetic client is refusing to follow a low sugar diet _ in this situation you wouls advise them of the consequences of their actions and give themall thr information to make an imformed choice , at no point can you stop the person making there choice , another example would be a client refusing medication you cannot force them to take them , but you need to make them aware of the risks if they dont .
Control of substance hazardous to health 2002 In the care sector these regulations may apply to cleaning materials and medications that may be dangerous if not used properly. Care providers must protect staff and service users from harm by ensuring that potentially dangerous substances are safely stored and that staff that use them are properly trained to do so. Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 Employers, the self-employed and ‘responsible persons’ (people in control of work premises) have an obligation to report death or serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses) to the HSE. Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Employers must ensure that first aid equipment and trained first-aiders are present in the workplace and that