Podcast 12: Dealing with challenges

Dealing with challenges and maintaining ethical practice

In dealing with challenges and maintaining ethical practice, what are the limits of our duty of care? How should we improve the lives of the people we support and keep them safe? Many of us are driven to protect the people we support – but what would your life be like if you never took any risks? How would you learn if you were stopped before you made your next mistake?

In this episode we discuss:

– The relationship between duty of care and dignity of risk (01:12)
– How dignity of risk is defined (03:52)
– The difference between harmful risk and positive risk (05:45)
– How to support the person to take risks (08:40)
– Duty of Care (09:16)
– Resources for support workers to access when needing guidance (14:30)
– How to maintain ethical practice (17:00)

Ellen, Trainer and Project Manager, ermha365
Tamara, Trainer,
Lynne, Practice Leader, ermha365

This podcast series is part of the Developing the growing new NDIS (psychosocial disability) Workforce Project supported by the Victorian Government.