In some cases implications can occur, implications are conflicts and dilemmas which may affect the quality of your duty of care, there are many things that may cause implications whether it’s relationships between professionals and service users,for example knowing your client for years and knowing that they are doing drugs but not telling anyone further because you trust them and believe they are coping well and don’t want to break the trust you have gained. Or, managers and employees relationships,managers may let employees leave early for events such as birthdays and anniversaries which results in the residents being at risk of harm. Alternatively, the sense of a hierarchy in the workplace can cause an implication because someone may see someone of higher authority do something wrong but will not challenge it because they are scared. Morals and beliefs are also the cause of an implication,for example a client may not want something with ham to be made for them, if the professional is muslim they cant do so and if the client is not understanding this may cause implications.Some examples of what these look like in practice include: clients not wanting to be helped with certain things that may put them in danger if done unsupervised, the Human Rights Act (1998) states that all humans have the right to freedom, this means we would have to let them do the activity unsupervised which could potentially put them at risk of danger but we have to respect their rights, in situations like these professionals will record the conflicts, create informed decisions and create risk assessments, informed decisions is where you provide someone with all the perspectives and all possible outcomes for them to make an educated decision, if they still believe that what they are doing is fine, you’d create a risk assessment which highlights the risks they may face, this also protects you as a professional as you have done all you can to protect the client while respecting their human rights. The Mental Capacity Act(2005) states that if an adult doesn’t have the mental capacity to make decisions to benefit their well being, for example having learning difficulties, you as a professional can make a decision for them, but to do so you’d have to ensure you make the decision in their best interest and try to support the client into making a decision themselves, doing so may lead to complaints from the individual or the individual’s family.Implications do occur in the case study, when the nurse is too busy with other patients to record the medication given, this causes issues, if the nurse had recorded the medication given then maybe another patient might have been at risk, but she’s also putting Lizzy D at risk by not recording it, another implication is that Amina Patel(ward manager) did not ask Lizzy D further questions about her hand because she may not have wanted to be intrusive, and may have not wanted to make matters worse between the two, although she had Lizzy’s best interest at heart,she could’ve asked Lizzy more questions.
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