Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights?
Conflicts and Dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights could be staff having a difference of opinion over an individual for example a staff member believing they have signs of abuse and another staff member thinking [ they don’t. This could lead to conflict between the individual’s family / carers if staff involved other agencies such as Social Services. Dilemmas
could be knowing when to get further help regarding child/adult protection and safeguarding issues for example if you did not refer the case to social services the individual might still continue to suffer abuse. Another dilemma would be knowing when to break confidentiality and share information. If you have any concerns about an individual or feel they are at risk you need to share them and report it, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Other dilemmas in our setting could be:-
• Staff falling out,
• Break confidentiality,
• Swearing and behaviour,
• Absent staff members,
• Lack of team work.
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