Hi Brian,

It was wonderful to hear you happen to be considering a career as a social care staff member, I can truthfully say you could have picked an extremely rewarding profession. You said to describe the term " responsibility of care” ok once you start off since an HCA (Health Proper care Assistant) the individual you are responsible for, whether they be too young, aged or not capable of doing certain things their particular selves that could include personal hygiene, cooking food a meal or making a snack, safety in or around the house or exterior in the community. Transport, medical physical needs. You must always take action in the best interest of the clients needs, beliefs which in turn also includes faith based beliefs, also as a great HCA you also have a duty of care toward yourself along with your colleagues and also the client, this means keep your expertise and abilities up to date, retain records that you make since accurate as is possible, to as well know what is usually to be done to produce any work or scenario as secure as possible for a lot of that is concerned. If you acquired any issues about your clients needs or your co-workers you must associated with concerns regarded. You may find dilemmas that may come between duty of care and a persons person rights, one example is lets say you are looking after a male customer who is bed bound and has soiled himself, the duty of care would be to clean the guy and help to make him cozy yes! But what if the guy refuses your help, you need to make the decision which can be the best way to continue, do you leave him dirty or do you not in favor of his wishes and clean him up possibly giving him raise red flags to and anxious? Don't panic Brian if this type of circumstance does come up you can get information from co-workers, seniors, Matron, managers or perhaps social staff so there are several people to turn to. This almost all might sound a bit daunting but I have given you an example so that you can try and appreciate how much is involved with being an HCA, its not just sitting down and having a cup of tea and a chat with a...