Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Task A Letter Write a letter to a friend who is thinking of working in the care profession. In the letter, you must describe: Ai what is meant by the term “duty of care”; Iii how the duty of care affects the work that you do as a social care worker. 4222-204-2. 1 4229-205-2. Assignment 205 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Task B Case Study Read the following case studies and answer the related questions.
Case Study One You are a support worker for Mrs. Aimed who is 89, physically frail and lives alone. She has diabetes. Mrs. Aimed wants to eat foods that are not suitable for her medical condition, and asks you to shop for her as she is not able to get to the shop herself. Bi Describe the difficulties for you in exercising your duty of care and upholding Mrs. Mead’s right to choose. 4229-205 -2. 2 4222-204-2. Bi Where could you go to get advice, information and support to deal with the dilemma? And young people’s settings 5 Case Study Two
Leon Quashes 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. Viii Describe the difficulties for you in exercising your duty of care to Leon and upholding his rights. Bib Where could you go to get advice and support on how to ensure you uphold Loon’s rights but also follow your own duty of care?