Principles for Impementing Duty of Care

Principles for implementing duty of care in health, socail care or childrens and young people   settings
A duty of care is the legal obligation to act towards others with caeful attention and reasonable caution to protect their wellbeing and prevent harm occurring.
As a care worker you are expected to
: Put the needs and intresest of the individuals you provide care for.
: Make sure that what you do or choose to do will not put the individual in harm or at risk, using safe practice would help your role as a care worker failing to follow safe practice could occurre in a incidant were the indivdual is put at risk or harm in this case you would be dismissed.
At a point intheir life where an individual needs care or support they may potentially vulnerable to abuse,neglect and exploitation but by useing safeguarding :looking after individuals in ways that protect them from illness,injury and abuse and promotes their intreests and value which upholds their rights .
The key factors are
: Recognise and meet physical,emotional and psychological needs.
: Anticpate dager and manage risk.
: Be alert to the potentail of exploitation,abuse and neglect.
: Provide guidance and supervision of receation and activity.
: Uphold and value rights.
The potenial or dilemmoas that may arise in health and social care settings where situations may arise where a duty of care appears to clash with principle of respecting a individual or their familys rights.
The main two areas of conflict for care work and individuals /familys that may arise is
: Taking risk .
: Maintaining cofidentiality .
Taking risk -you have a duty to keep the individuals in your care safe , but this needs to be balanced with their right to life as they choose.
Some activities that they take part in invole phsical risk ,which may be increased if the person fails.
Stopping the individual from joining in would stop the risk but doing this you are taking their freedom away from them....