|Introduction to duty of care in a health and social care or children’s and young people’s settings |
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|DATE: 23.03.2013 |
Unit 5 Introduction to a duty of care in health and social care and children’s and young
1.1: Understand the meaning of ‘duty of care’.
‘Duty of care’ refers to the relationship between myself and a service user, within this
professional relationship there is an obligation to take responsible care to avoid injury or harm
to whom it can be reasonably foreseen.
A duty of care exists to protect the individual from harm, to set guidelines, and promote
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
Ai & Aii:
Please refer to page titled ‘Letter to a friend’.
Bi.The difficulties in this dilemma are upholding Mrs Ahmed’s right to choose and exercising my duty of care, in this case they will conflict as my duty of care would be to ensure she wasn’t putting herself in any harm which she would be doing if she were able to eat the food she wants which isn’t recommended….
Assignment 205 introduction to duty of care in
Health, social care or children’s
And young people’s settings
Task B Case Study
Case Study One
You are a support worker for Mrs Ahmed who is 89, physically frail and lives alone. She has diabetes. Mrs Ahmed wants to eat foods that are not suitable for her medical condition, and asks you to shop for her as she is not able to get the shop herself.
Bi Describe the difficulties for you in exercising your duty of care and upholding Mrs Ahmed’s….
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
1.1 The term ‘Duty of care’ means anyone working within the Health & social care sector must act in the best interest of the people that they are supporting. They also have to do everything in their power to ensure these people are safe from harm. My company also has a duty of care to ensure that their staff works within a safe environment.
1.2 I must ensure that I am familiar with the code of practice….
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
1. Undestand the implications of Duty of Care.
1.1 Define the term "duty of care'.
Duty of care is an obligation that a person/healthcare worker acts towards others and public with watchfulness, attention and caution in a reasonable and civilized way. SU needs to know that his welfare, safety and interest are put in the centre of attention of any healthcare organisation.
ASSIGNMENT 204 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children 's and young people 's settings
I have heard that you would like to work as a care worker and need to know more about “duty of care”. I wish to help and want to try clarify the term to you as much as I can.
“Duty of care” is a phrase used to describe the obligation in your role as a care worker. You owe duty of care to your patients/service users, your colleagues, your employer, yourself and….
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people settings
1. Understanding the implications of Duty of care.
* A duty of care means that all health and social care professionals and organisations providing health and care services, must act in the best interests of the people they support.
* The expression is that we ‘owe’ a duty of care to the people we work with. ‘owe’ is a useful word to describe the nature of the duty of care because….
Explain what it means to have a duty of care in your own work role (1.1)
Duty of care means:-
• To keep individuals safe
• To keep individuals free from harm
• To give choice
Duty of care is a key concept in working with other human beings. It is a legal term for safeguarding yourself and others.
Adults with learning difficulties are often vulnerable as they are yet to develop the physical and cognitive capacity to fully care for themselves; they need care and protection from people around….
1.1 - 1.2
A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to safeguard and to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well being are looked after, it is my responsibility to ensure I exercise a good standard of care with respect to individuals safety, best interest and personal choices, this includes protecting individuals within my care from any harm or abuse that may occur and avoiding….
'Duty of Care'
As the owner of my own nursery i have a 'duty of care' to my employees, children and visitors.
The legal definition of 'duty of care' is; 'a requirement that a person acts reasonably towards others and the public with reasonable watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence to avoid acts or omissions that could expose people, for whom there is responsibility, to a reasonably foreseeable risk to injury'. (http://www.psctas.org.au/pdf/doc.pdf)
If a member of staff did not meet this….