WORK ETHICALLY. WHAT ARE ETHICS?. Ethics ARE Moral Laws. They are written and unwritten rules. They define what is RIGHT and what is WRONG. Duty of Care. Health workers have a ‘duty of care’ to: Always act in the best interests of the clients & their care needs.
Ethics ARE Moral Laws.
They are written and unwritten rules.
They define what is RIGHT and what is WRONG.
Health workers have a ‘duty of care’ to:
Workers will provide service at the standard of a reasonable person.
Workers will know what must be done to ensure that the service can be provided safely.
Workers will keep accurate records of patients.
Only delegate work or accept it when it is safe to do so.
Protect confidential informationWhat does the Duty of Care imply?
Employment policies exist within organisations to cover relevant legislation.
Ensure you understand them.
If you have concerns about:
You should raise your concerns with your supervisor.
If you are unsure of how to express concern:
Confidentiality is at risk when:
It is our responsibility to protect patient information.
* It is only acceptable to discuss a patient’s condition in the Handover room.