Case Study One
Bi) There are many difficulties when exercising my duty of care and upholding Mrs Ahmeds right to choose. Mrs Ahmed is well within her right to choose food to eat that conflicts with her dietary and nutritional needs, however my duty of care would require me to encourage Mrs Ahmed to choose different food that would be more suitable to eat and explain to her why they are more suitable for her to eat, my duty of care would also require me to record this problem and seek advice from the individuals GP/family. If the individual has the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves I cannot refuse to get what she has asked for at shopping. Bii) There are many places to go for advice, information and support including your manager, medical professionals such as gp, dietician, diabetic nurse and a social care worker. You can speak to the individual’s family with their consent and refer to your organisations policies and procedures.
Case Study Two
Biii) There are many difficulties when exercising my duty of care to Leon and upholding his rights; Leon has a right to make friends with whoever he likes and to do what he wishes, he also has the right to make his own mistakes and learn from them, however my duty of care requires me to ensure that Leon is not hurt, disadvantaged or treated unfairly. Leon’s friend may have genuinely borrowed his games console however he may have taken advantage of Leon’s learning disabilities and taken the console under false pretences. Biv)There are many places to go for advice including my manager, Leon’s family, a social care worker, and community policing.
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