Individual Rights and Hoist

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2.4 Describe how using a risk assessment can help address dilemmas between an individual’s rights to choice and health and safety concerns Using a risk assessment can help address dilemmas between an individual’s rights to choice and health and safety concerns. Every resident has a right to make choices to do with their own well-being and how they want their care to be carried out. Sometimes a resident’s rights and choices may conflict with the views of healthcare professionals. For example; every resident has a care plan, in this care plan it documents how a resident needs to be moved and handled. Some residents have to use a hoist as the most safe and efficient way of moving. Our duty of care as carers is to make sure a resident uses the correct way of moving and handling to reduce injury and risk which in this case is a hoist, we are not allowed under any circumstance to move them without a hoist. It is in the agreed ways of working, and also we could be putting not only ourselves but the residents in danger. This becomes a dilemma when a resident refuses to use a hoist for a reason. They have a right to choose not to use the hoist but we have a duty of care to only carry out safe practice. We can only highlight the potential hazards to the individuals, but if they decide to take the risks with their health, then at least they have the information to make the right choice. Every decision must be recorded immediately. If a resident does have a certain concern or worry about using the hoist, it may need to be risk assessed to see if there is any other method of transferring that would be better suited to the resident. This would be a job for the manager to carry out.

6.1 Explain why it is important to have specialist training before assisting and moving an individual It is important to have specialist training before assisting and moving an individual because you could be putting someone’s life in danger. When you first start your new job you will be...
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