1.2Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Following a Code of Practice and thinking about your duty of care means that your practice will be safer because you will stop to think if you are working in the best interests of the person you are supporting and if you are keeping them from harm. Safeguarding is about keeping vulnerable adults from any sort of harm, such as illness, abuse or injury. This means taking responsibility for the safety of
Counselling/ counselling ideas may help to cope with the challenges of ‘change’ ‘The more I am willing to be myself in all this complexity of life […] the more I am willing to understand and accept the realities in myself and in the other person […]” Rogers (1961). In order to tackle changes in a client’s life, it is important for the counsellor themselves to be self-aware and have an understanding of others’ values, beliefs and attitudes although they may conflict with their own. The counsellor is there to help the client adapt to these changes, helping clients to push out old information and take in new- this however is also an aspect of change which the counsellor has to help the client pursue whilst keeping ethical and professional boundaries. Changes are accompanied by strong emotions, both negative and positive and counselling is able to support the transition from one state to another. When looking at coping with change it is not possible to ignore some of the events which change our development, life events which cause significant change are called transitions (Jeffery, J in Aldridge, S & Rigby, S 2004).
In situations where the in conflict of interest or dilemma between an individual’s rights and my duty of care, it is best practise to make sure the individual is aware of the consequence of there choice and they have the mental capacity to understand the risks involved in their choice. It is their choice as an individual to be able to make informed choices about their own lives even if I disagree with their choice. It is the right of every individual in my care to make choices and take risks, it is my role to assist them in making those choices and reducing the risks without compromising there rights. And individual maybe restricted if his or her behaviour presents a serious risk of harm to his or herself or other people. People who receive care and support are considered to be vulnerable, and as such the law requires that an assessment be carried out to look at any possible risks there might be to the individual or to others.
You can ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of your work by leaving your personal opinions and judgements at the door. It is vital that you go into work with an open mind and keep in mind the fact that not everybody’s beliefs and preferences are the same as your own. You should focus on your responsibility as a professional before your personal opinions. Service users should be treated according to their needs and preferences, not your own. You should maintain self-control and prioritize what is important and in this case, that is the individual who you are supporting.
To support people to live independently or to travel independently or take part in everyday activities means accepting that there are risks that cannot be avoided but can be minimised and prepared for. 1.2 For disabled people, a move away from a medical model to a social model of disability now means that there is an emphasis on the discrimination and exclusion created by social and cultural barriers. For some services, approaches to risk have in the past been concerned with avoiding potentially harmful situations to service users and staff. People may need to take risks to achieve their
Because it also includes details about what you are aiming to achieve, it is used to judge your performance. So the more well defined it is, the better chance you have of success! The scope of your job role should also clarify what you must not do. This could include activities for which you have yet to be trained; activities that you are not capable of doing, for example, because of your health status or lack in seniority or of experience; activities that your age, sex and understanding prevents you from carrying out, such as helping someone of the opposite sex with intimate care needs; and your criminal record. Working in ways that are clearly defined as ‘no go’ puts the health, safety and emotional wellbeing of all concerned at risk.
It is important to adopt an open minded approach and understanding to other peoples beliefs, and not expect them to conform or cooperate to your ideals as this can only cause further complications and conflicts. 2.1 Constructive feedback includes both positive feedback and opportunities for future development and people’s reactions to receiving constructive feedback can vary. Where some may agree to what is being said and show a desire to improve by asking questions or for further feedback others can become defensive or anxious and focus on what the deem to be “negative feedback”, and others may look for reassurance. 2.2 It is just as important to seek feedback when needed as this enables you to identify areas for improvement and also shows that you are able to learn and listen to others. Seeking feedback also determines what is already working well and shows that you are open to improving your own practice.
Make everybody aware of the communication needs and preferences of the individual so there are no communication issues. Ensure people involved address the individual directly and ask questions, giving them time to respond and express their opinions. Give two ways that a risk assessment can support the right of an individual using the service to take risks and make choices. They identify the potential benefits and balance these against the potential danger or harm and identify how the danger or harm can be reduced so by doing a risk assessment you are allowing the individual to take part in what they choose but ensuring it is done in the safest way possible. Explain how the responsibilities of all concerned with the care of an individual can be supported by a risk assessment It can be supported by a risk assessment because having a risk assessment ensures all concerned about the care of the individual that they are under safe care as all risks have been identified and found a way to prevent them etc.
Sometimes while doing you job you may come across conflicts/dilemmas beween duty of care and indiviuals rights. This may include situations where the indiviuals you are supporting may not agree with what you believe is best for them. in this situation it is best to make sure the service user is fully aware of the consequences of their choice and they have the mental capacity to understand the risk involved. it is their right as an individual to be able to make informed choices about their lives, even if we disagree. you can always seek advice from your manager or senior staff.
207 Implement person centred approaches in health and social care 1.1 Define person-centred values Treating people as individuals, Making sure people have their privacy, Making sure people have access to their rights, Treating people with dignity and respect, Supporting people to be as independent as possible 1.2 Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person centred values. Taking into account person centred values makes me work better for the individual person, rather than imposing my own choices on them and taking away their own right to independence and choice. 1.3 Explain why risk-taking can be part of a person centred approach Taking risks means that you are able to choose and be in control of what you do. You need to ensure that concerns about taking risks is not stopping you living the way you want to. A risk assessment can always be carried out to see if it is possible for someone to do something that they thought would not be possible.