Professional Responsibility In Health Care

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Professional responsibility is the area of legal practice, to act in a professional manner, obey the law, avoid conflicts of interest, and put the interests of clients ahead of their own interests. The role of an adult coordinator is supervising interdisciplinary care by bringing together the different specialists whose help the patient may need, the coordinator is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating the care delivered. Implementing safeguarding, the Care Act 2014 sets out a guide for how local authorities and other parts of the system should protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect. It is a policy and procedure that every organization must consider during all aspects of working ethics. SCIE have developed resources to help social…show more content…
He’d suffered more than 50 injuries. The resulting investigations revealed that over an eight-month period he had been seen over 50 times by social workers from Haringey council, doctors and police. Given Peter’s death had occurred only a few years after the high profile death of Victoria Climbie, also involving Haringey, it did not take long for the media to focus on the failings of social services in the area. It was a responsibility for the service providers involved in Victoria and baby P’s health care to have a multi-disciplinary meeting in order to discuss her care needs and communicate amongst each other in order to investigate the situation, if this had of happened and the staff had of followed the code of conduct then Victoria and baby P could have been saved. There was a lack in challenging parents and a lack in unurgency, both the victims in these cases were children and could not defend or speak for themselves and put their trust in the healthcare system to notice these problems. This incident would have also influenced others to lose all hope in the health care…show more content…
Disclosing, divulging or explaining, the purpose and interests of a case, making secret information known. When responding to an adult at risk regarding disclosure, a health or social care professional should follow the guidelines in the disclosure policy for the institution they work for. A health care professional should never promise to keep information to themselves. Confidentiality should continue to exist up until a staff member is concerned for the wellbeing of a patient, if they believe they are harmful to themselves or others, or if they feel as if a patient is at risk of abuse or neglect. Before disclosing confidential patient information for purposes not directly related to his or her care and treatment, there is currently a responsibility upon health professionals to consult with a patient wherever practicable. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has stated that responsibility to consult, requires health professionals to disclose. This is at odds with other moves to support an individual's involvement in decisions that affect them. Moreover, a responsibility to consult can be shown to be a procedural aspect of the fundamental right to respect for private and family life. If a service user discloses an allegation it is important that the service provider assures the person that you are taking them seriously, the right to dignity and respect involves recognising the value of people as individuals and the specific

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