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…
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 nature of each person's particular needs which can only be accomplished if a service provider takes the situation seriously understanding that the issue may not be considered considerate from the patient’s perspective. Stay calm and do not jump to conclusions, you can remain calm in an emergency by keeping busy in meaningful ways. While you’re assisting your patient, ask the patient questions to determine their status, such as their age and

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