Essay on Unit 205 Duty of Care

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UNIT 5 - INTRODUCTION TO DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SETTINGS ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW In this assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of what is meant by the term ‘duty of care’. You will consider the types of dilemma that you may arise in adult social care work, and find out where to get advice and support to handle these. You will look at how to respond to complaints, making sure you know and follow agreed procedures. TASKS There are three tasks to this assignment. TASK 1 2 3 TASK 1 1. Identify the following requirements when dealing with complaints. • Legal EVIDENCE Short answer questions Letter Case studies OUTCOMES 3.1, 3.2 1.1, 1.2 2.1, 2.2

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To point out to her that she can eat what she wants to eat but point out the medical points if she does eat that and encourage her to eat healthier things around that such as fresh fruit and vegetables.

Where could you go to get advice, information and support to deal with the dilemma?

You could seek advice from their nurse and/or their doctor


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Case Study Two Leon Quashie lives in supported housing. He has learning disabilities. You are his support worker. Leon tells you that he has a new friend who comes to his home and plays on his games console. A few days later you notice that the games console is missing. Leon tells you his new friend has borrowed it. Describe the difficulties for you in exercising your duty of care to Leon and upholding his rights.

To make him understand that his friend probably hasn't borrowed his games console and might have stolen it. Explain to him that you cannot keep it a secret and will have to tell someone such as the police.

Where could you go to get advice and support on how to ensure you uphold Leon’s rights but also follow your own duty of care?

A consultation with a lawyer would be the best thing to do for advice and/or researching support groups online may also be helpful.


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I can confirm that the evidence listed for this unit is my own work and
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