How does duty of care promote safe practice?
Your duty of care means that you must aim to provide high quality care to the best of your ability and say if there are any reasons why you may be unable to do so.
When professionals act within a duty of care they must do what a reasonable person, with their training and background, can be expected to do.
What are your duty of care responsibilities?
Duty of care. This refers to the obligation to take responsible care to avoid injury to a person whom, it can be reasonably foreseen, might be injured by an act or omission. A duty of care exists when someone’s actions could reasonably be expected to affect other people.
Why is duty of care important in health and social care?
Duty of care is a legal obligation for each individual in the health and social care setting that requires them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care. Ensuring they don’t put their service users or themselves in any danger.
Who does duty of care apply to?
The “duty of care” refers to the obligations placed on people to act towards others in a certain way, in accordance with certain standards. The term is sometimes used to cover both professional duties that health care practitioners may have towards others, but there are distinctions between the two.