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: 3.2 Explain how to manage risks associated with conflicts and dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
- Written risk assessment should be used to manage the risks associated with conflicts and dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care
- Risks should be identified, discussed collaboratively with the individual, weighed up and minimised as much as possible
- This helps individuals to fully understand the risks and make informed choices
- E.g. an individual with dementia wishes to go on a walk into town a couple of times a week even though there have been occasions where they have got lost and confused. The risk could be managed by providing support staff to accompany them on their trips or wearing a GPS tracker in case they get lost. This can help to balance the risk with the individual’s rights.