3.1 Explain why conflicts and dilemmas may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people
Learning outcome: Understand how to address conflicts and dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights to choice and control and the duty of care
Assessment criteria: 3.1 Explain why conflicts and dilemmas may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights

  • Although you have a duty of cares towards the individuals you support,you must also respect their rights, which can sometimes lead to conflicts and dilemmas
  • E.g. an individual chooses to maintain a high fat, high sugar diet even though they are clinically obese
  • E.g. an individual refuses to take their medication, even though their GP has advised it is essential for their health and well-being

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