Unit name: Duty of Care
Learning outcome: 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
Assessment criteria: 1.3 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals
Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding and protection of individuals because the prime concern is their safety and welbeing.
Healthcare workers have a duty to ensure that their actions or actions do not result in har, to the individuals that they support.
It helps to ensure that healthcare workers only act in the best interests of the individuals that they care for and are able to raise the alarm if abuse or neglect occurs or there are suspicions that it may have occurred.