What are ethical responsibilities in community services?

What are ethical responsibilities in community services?

Community services workers have a responsibility to be aware of their organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures to maintain their own safety and that of the people in care, residents, co-workers and visitors to the workplace.

Why is it important to work ethically and legally?

Working legally and ethically go hand in hand to provide the best care possible to every client. Support workers need to understand that laws are designed to protect everyone’s safety and rights as a citizen. These laws are the basis of the Policy and Procedures that support workers must follow when they work.

What are work role boundaries responsibilities and limitations?

Professional boundaries are limits which protect the space between a worker’s professional power and their client’s vulnerability. Problems for care workers that can arise if these boundaries aren’t maintained are: Becoming overly involved or attached to a client. Showing exceptional behaviour towards a client.

Is duty of care legal or ethical?

As a worker, you have a legal and moral responsibility to keep your clients safe from harm whilst they are using a service. This responsibility is known as ‘duty of care’.

What is a nurse’s duty of care to a patient?

The role of the nurse is to advocate for the best interests of the patient and to maintain the patient’s dignity throughout treatment and care. This may include making suggestions in the treatment plan of patients, in collaboration with other health professionals.

What is the difference between duty of care and duty of loyalty?

The duty of loyalty is different from the duty of care because it seeks to prevent directors from acting against the best interests of the corporation or self dealing in such as way as to reap a personal benefit unavailable to other shareholders. Generally, when the duty of loyalty in a conflict of interest applies.

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