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Duty of Care Introduction

  1. 1. Meeting Your Duty of Care Responsibilities … Presented by MICHAEL AUSTIN In association with Enable Please be aware that this session and the accompanying notes are for educational purposes only and do not constitute legal or professional advice …
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Key Concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next Step </li></ul>Overview
  3. 3. <ul><li>Special Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Not Absolute </li></ul><ul><li>Reasonable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope of Relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level of Expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreseeable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Likely </li></ul></ul>Who has a Duty of Care?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Common Law </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Community Standards </li></ul>The Need to Care
  5. 5. <ul><li>Failure to provide a reasonable standard of care, supervision or support that results in harm or loss. </li></ul>Negligence
  6. 6. <ul><li>TEST </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Loss </li></ul><ul><li>Duty of Care Owed </li></ul><ul><li>Link between Duty of Care Owed and Financial Loss </li></ul>Liability
  7. 7. <ul><li>DEGREE </li></ul><ul><li>Foreseeable </li></ul><ul><li>Reasonable </li></ul>Liability
  8. 8. <ul><li>Mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Errors </li></ul><ul><li>Omissions </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are required to prevent foreseeable harm/loss and to provide effective support, supervision, and systems of work. </li></ul>Vicarious Liability
  9. 9. <ul><li> Expectations +  Control </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>Someone Else is Responsible for Outcome </li></ul>Risk Adverse Culture
  10. 10. <ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Default to Highly Restrictive Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive Dissidence - Burnout - Low Morale </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability & Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Over Commitment </li></ul>Human Services
  11. 11. Group Exercise
  12. 12. <ul><li>Participation in community life </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining and maintaining relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing preferences and making choices </li></ul><ul><li>Respected roles and living with dignity </li></ul><ul><li>Developing competencies </li></ul>Quality of Life
  13. 13. <ul><li>Preferences (Likes + Dreams) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Control (making use of an opportunity) </li></ul>Choice Most peoples’ wants are modest
  14. 14. <ul><li>Get clarity (do you have responsibility) </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the issue </li></ul><ul><li>What is the impact? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the potential opportunities lost? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Balance safety with happiness </li></ul>Risk Management
  15. 15. Do you have responsibility? Michael Smull
  16. 16. Safety - Happiness Peter Kinsella Paradigm January 2000

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