The Balancing Act | Duty of Care in Aged Care

The Balancing Act | Duty of Care in Aged Care

We often hear the term Duty of Care casually thrown around in the workplace, especially in the aged care setting, but what does it actually mean and how does it interact with Dignity of Risk? If you work in the aged or disability sector you have both a legal and moral...
Aged Care Rights – Not Without Responsibilities

Aged Care Rights – Not Without Responsibilities

When the new Charter of Aged Care Rights was circulated, a number of people, myself included, expressed concern that responsibilities had been overlooked. I know a number of organisations pointed this out during the feedback period, but when the Charter came out...
Responsibilities, the flip side of Rights

Responsibilities, the flip side of Rights

I realised when reading back over last week’s blog that I hadn’t really addressed the area of client responsibilities adequately. We talk about client’s rights, and the importance of upholding these often in our services. But what about the responsibilities of...