Principles for Implementing Duty of Care
1.1.Explain what it means to have duty of care in own work role A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care.
It’s a requirement to exercise a reasonable degree of attention and caution to avoid negligence which could lead to harm to others. Duty of Care is the legal responsibility, to ensure the safety and well-being of others 1. 2. Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals.
Policies and Procedures –are rules set out by your work place the procedures are there to be followed and to safeguard the individuals that we care for Conforming to Legislation-by following legislation such as Health and Social Care Act 2008 Risk Assessments-by following and review risk assessments reporting concerns and reporting potential hazards will minimize any risk Training-to ensure my training is up to date and that I am aware of any changes in legislation 2. 1. Describe Potential Conflicts or Dilemmas That May Arises between the Duty of Care an Individual’s Rights.
As individuals we all have our own minds and most of us can do what we want when we want without asking permission, and as we get older our brains do not work as well as it used to . so if an individual was trying to leave the home on their own it would be my duty to try and stop them from leaving as they could put themselves in danger. The individual may not realise how dangerous it could be if she lost her way or even forgets where she lives, we would need to explain the risks if the individual did leave on their own and try and come to some sort of compromise to reduce the risk like the ndividual having an escort . 2. 2. Describe how to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual`s rights and the duty of care.
We would do a risk assessment on the individual and talk to them and hopefully come to compromise with them; we would also ensure all doors are alarmed to alert staff if any doors are opened . all the information will be put into the individuals care plan and all staff would be made aware 2. Explain where to get the additional support and advice about conflicts and dilemmas. Manager Senior carer District nurse Social services 3. 1. Describe how to respond to complaints If a service user or a member of family has a complaint to make I would listen to what they have to say and if I could deal with it myself I would do so if not I would report it to my manager and I would do this effectively and be professional. 3. 2 Explain the main points of agreed procedures for handing complaints.
It is important that the home runs smoothly and that staff, clients and relatives work together to benefit the clients In event of complaints from either staff, clients or relatives every effort will be made to respond quickly and appropriately and procedures will be followed most complaints can be handled by care staff, but if we could not deal with it we would inform the senior carer on duty, and if they could not deal with it I would speak to my manager. Every client has the complaint procedure in there room which explains what to do.