2.2 Describe how to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Duty of Care in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
Assessment criteria: 2.2 Describe how to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care

  • When conflicts/dilemmas occur between duty of care and an individual’s rights:
    • you should always respect the individual’s right to make their own decisions, as long as they have the mental capacity
    • this is true even if you feel their choice is not in their best interests of do not agree with it yourself
    • you should ensure that the individual is fully aware of the risks and possible repercussions
    • you should work with the individual to develop a risk assessment that can minimise of eliminate negative consequnces

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