what is the result if someone does not follow the code of practice
what is code of conduct
how do risks get assessed
As a care giver, we must be able to hold back on our patients no matter how though it gets. What i am trying to say is that we should never used our hands on them. In another way we should always try to talk calmly and nicely to them even if they gets so angry about a situation. we should always know that we are there to guide and help them and not to steer up problems but be a silent listener,
in a case where you are trying to solve the issue but the patient seems not to be on the same page with you what can be done?
Dev does have a duty of care, he must also get his own opinion of the situation by doing an assessment and arriving at the best way forward.
Stay neutral when gathering facts. Try not to apportion blame at this stage.
Being a caregiver u need to be a good listener or a good friend to ur patient and let them feel that they can trust u for anything,base on my experience no matter how violent is ur patient u still need to be calm and talk to ur patient softly.
Be caring and get it done
healh care is a tough task must be very dedicated and have interest in the job ,Give the support necessary and help required
The previous unit outlined ways in which to identify ambiguous situations.
In this unit we will focus on assessing risk once you have identified potentially difficult situations.
Dev Sharma’s arrival at the Durrants’ home, following an incident involving a knife, is an example of an ambiguous situation.
The morning after the incident he has to visit the Durrants, having received a telephone call from the home carer, reporting a claim by Arthur that his daughter, who has learning difficulties, has threatened him with a knife.
Dev has to initiate a risk assessment. But what exactly happened and how should he set about his duties?
As a social worker Dev Sharma is expected to follow guidelines. The General Social Care Council’s Code of Conduct for workers will need to guide Dev’s actions.
For your convenience they are reproduced here.
Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers.
Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers.
Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm.
Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behavior does not harm themselves or other people
Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services.
Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills.
You can see that Dev is not required simply to arrive at his own personal interpretation of events in the Durrants’ home.
He is expected to work within a code of practice, and also within a partnership of service users, carers and other professionals.
Nevertheless, he has to begin by trying to establish the facts of the knife incident and to gather relevant opinions as to its meaning.
Was there a genuine threat to attack, or was it just an angry gesture when Lynne happened to have a knife in her hand?
Was this an early incident in a cycle of escalating abuse against a frail older person?Or was it a ‘normal’ dispute in a family where relationships are difficult - a brief moment of assertiveness by Lynne within a lifetime of oppression by Arthur?
However, before he can find out anything, Dev’s first challenge on entering the Durrants’ home is to ‘communicate and engage’ (another core competency).
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