Know about dilemmas relating to duty of care
Learning Outcome 3: Indicative Content
Practitioners may encounter conflict when adhering to organisational policies, codes of practice whilst ensuring the individual wishes of the client are met. Examples of possible conflict may include:
- the client refusing medication or treatment
- the client smoking on the premises or against advice
Learners will be able to provide their own examples of similar, relevant potential conflicts.
Sources of help in resolving conflicts will include the client, person's family, medical staff, care professionals, line manager.
Describe possible conflicts for a health and social care practitioner between duty of care to a client and the demands of an employer.
Identify sources of help in resolving dilemmas relating to duty of care.