"Standard Of Care" Essays and Research Papers

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Standard Of Care

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...

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Duty of Care

'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...

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Duty Of Care Health And Social Care

duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice (a) What it means to have a duty of care in one’s own work role A duty of care is a legal obligation to all Health and Social carers and professionals who have to act in the best interests of individuals and others, also not to act or fail to act in a way that results in harm. This duty of care can be a general implied minimum standard of care...

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Duty of Care

a duty of care in your work rol? Duty of care can be defined as "an obligation, recognised by law, to avoid conduct fraught with unreasonable risk of danger to others". Every teacher and school authority owes a duty of care to take reasonable care to ensure that their acts or omissions do not cause reasonably foreseeable injury to their pupils. („The Law Handbook”.) A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing...

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Breach of the Duty of Care

Week 7 Breach of the Duty of Care Negligence Duty of care Established or novel duty? Is it a non-delegable duty? What is the scope of the duty? Breach of duty What is the relevant standard of care? Has the standard been breached? Damage Is it recognized by law? Was the breach a necessary condition of the harm? Is the harm within the scope of the defendant’s liability? Breach of Duty The fault part of the negligence action An act or omission of the defendant A failure to act as a reasonable person...

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Duty of Care

SHC 34 Principles for implementing duty of care The fundamental obligation that anyone working in child care has is to keep children safe. The legal term duty of care refers to this obligation and has major implications for a setting and the operation of its services. “Duty of Care” means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their...

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Duty of Care

Unit SHC24 duty of care Denise Keable Outcome 1 1.1 duty of care n. a requirement that a person act toward others and the public with watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would. If a person's actions do not meet this standard of care, then the acts are considered negligent, and any damages resulting may be claimed in a lawsuit for negligence. Taken from The Free Dictionary by Farlex 2. I need to ensure that I take into consideration...

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204Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

this unit. The learner will: 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care 3. Know how to respond to complaints Duty of care is the obligation to exercise a level of care towards an individual, as is reasonable in all the circumstances, to avoid injury to that individual or his property. The duty of care is therefore based on: the relationship of the different...

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Negligence: Health Care Providers

Health Law and Ethics HCS/478 Negligence Paper Health care providers have a responsibility to provide competent and safe care to their patients. When patient care is compromised or the patient does not have a successful medical outcome, sometimes the legal system becomes involved. It is important to be aware of the terms negligence, gross negligence, and malpractice because they are often misunderstood. This paper attempts to provide a definition of each legal term in an effort to distinguish...

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Duty of Care Unit12

```` Samantha Macdonald Unit 12 : principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care, or children’s and young people’s settings Duty of Care Lord Atkin defined the duty of care when he gave judgement in the case of Donoghue v Stephenson (House of Lords 1932 relating to a case of a “snail” found in ginger beer sold to a customer” ). He said that: "You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour....

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