1 .Background The information contained in this report is based on the author undertaking an investigation to review the code of ethics of a large insurance brokerage organisation, including taking into account views and opinions of employees on this matter, in order to determine whether these prescribed codes of ethics where relevant or effective in creating an ethical culture or standards within the organisation. According to von der Embse, Desai and Ofori-Brobbey (2010:5): Most companies and professional organisations seem to have written ethics codes, but that doesn't mean their conduct is automatically ethical. In fact, the opposite is often the case. To be effective, codes of ethics need safeguards, as well as enforcement mechanisms,
As stated in the health and safety at work act etc. (1974), all healthcare staff are legally required to take reasonable and practical safety measures to protect themselves, other staff, and anyone else who may be at risk within the workplace. (HM Government, 1974) This means that all staff must adhere to the policies and procedures within their workplace and ensure that any information regarding risk to others is displayed clearly. This also coincides with the NMC’s code of conduct in regards to competence and knowledge.
In the ever changing landscape of health and social care and children and young person’s settings there are many pieces of government legislation and regulatory framework that service providers and organisations must now comply with. For example Care Quality Commission (CQC) introduced the essential standards of quality and safety which are central to the workplace. Every staff member has responsibility for providing good quality social care. Social care governance is the process by which organisations ensure good service delivery and promote good outcomes for people who use services.
A poster of HASAWA is usually found at most Health and Social Care settings. This gives a summary of the things you must do. The Health and Safety law applies to all employees and employers whether they are self employed, volunteers, apprentices, mobile workers or home workers. These are the rules they must follow: Employers have responsibilities and they must: Provide and maintain safety equipment ensure materials are properly stored, handled, transported and used provide the correct information, training, instructions and supervision in the workplace and also to make sure employees are aware of
There are many types of customers. They can be broken down into two categories: internal and external. They are somewhat self-explanatory, internal customers are those that are within
All nurses should take positive actions to help their patients and to have the desire to do good. On the other hand, nonmaleficence is the core of the nursing ethics and it revolves around the idea that nurses have to remain competent in their field as to avoid causing injury or harm to patients. Nonmaleficence also requires all health care professionals to report any suspected abuse. The last ethical principle is justice. This ethical principle revolves around the idea that all patients must be treated equally and fairly.
My goal would be to ensure clear and concise communication for the client in the case that I would need to report harm to self, harm to others, or court requested information. I feel that these are tools essential to my work with clients, even if an agency does not adhere to them, promote them, or teach their employees the dignity and worth of a client. I have decided to implement the statement of confidentiality at the beginning of all my sessions with clients by creating my own form and giving a signed copy to my clients to resolve my ethical dilemma, even though this is optional at my field placement. I am comfortable with the decision that I made because I have seen it has made an enormous difference with my rapport and trust with a client. Clients are now comfortable to express and delve deeper as I have been able to uphold integrity and their worth as a person by being fully informed.
I will make sure to preserve a unified environment despite any difference I may have with clients or employers. I promise to adhere to the standards of professional stability and will take any responsibility along the way to the end goal. I assure that I will uphold the integrity of clients as I carry out the process to achieving the end goal because my professional values are vital to the honor of the profession. In doing this, I recognize that I will act as a responsible supporter for any clients I may
Introduction Optometry is a profession that is privileged to help serve the eye care needs of the public. It is entrusted by the government and society to do so in a professional and ethical manner. It is our responsibility as optometrist to always provide the best eye care to our patients. Our patient’s interests should be placed above self-interest and it is the primary ethical responsibility of all health care professionals to do so. This applies to optometrist especially as we are responsible to look after the best interests of our patients with regards to the patient’s eye, vision and general health.
Doctors and nurses should be considerate and kind to the patients by listening and attending to all their concerns. Teamwork is an important professional value that is vital in the provision of care centered on patients. A culture that is based on learning from previous mistakes and openness is fundamental in the provision of care and ensuring that patients are satisfied. In view of that, workers in the health sector should maintain honesty with the patients they are attending
It is also important to mention that PPE should only be used as a last resort and all workers must always wear appropriate PPE when required in the workshop. The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations similarly cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces. The document includes the regulations in full, as well as the approved code of practice and guidance.
As a Manager it is important to keep your skills, knowledge and practice up to date at all times and this can be achieved by using findings from research, critical reviews and enquiries regards social care. The care we provide must be safe and effective. By looking at the evidence, making a professional judgement, then applying the knowledge when making decisions regards your own practice, we can ensure the care we deliver is done so in a safe way and in a way we are able to account for our actions. It is important that you are able to pass any knowledge gained to your staff to ensure their work is also carried out in a safe and accountable way. It is important for all who work in social care to be able to apply their knowledge.
This policy will be made available to all workers including contractors. New workers will be given a copy of this policy at their induction. Managers and supervisors will remind workers of the policy from time to time. EXPECTED WORKPLACE BEHAVIOURS
Health and safety legislation applies rules to persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU). A key part of legislation is to make these people officers and apply rules towards these individual’s duty of care. They cannot opt out of this responsibility. In short, duty of care refers to a work environment being safe and secure. Legislative documents include the regulations, which are specific documents giving information provided under the Work Health Safety Act.
Employees need to look after themselves and understand that they are responsible if someone else is injured as a result of your actions. B) Co-operate with your employer’s health and safety rules & health and safety law Speak and communicate to employers so that you have an understanding of what they want doing and ensure that it is done. This being said, it is up the employee to do as they have been told as long as it is safe and reasonably practicable. C) Must not interfere with anything provided in the interest of health and safety.