Case scenario 2: David David is a supporting worker who has the job…

Question Answered step-by-step Case scenario 2: David David is a supporting worker who has the job… Case scenario 2: DavidDavid is a supporting worker who has the job of accompanying a client with an intellectual disability to the supermarket. David will sometimes take the client into a coffee shop and leave him unattended while he goes across the road to return some DVDs. The coffee shop owner is a friend of David and has told him he is happy to keep an eye on the client. One day the client follows David across the road and is hit by a car. He sustains severe injuries and is now in a wheelchair.Being hit by a care caused the client’s injury. However, the client had no awareness of danger on the road and was dependent on David to take care that he was not harmed during outings. David failed to anticipate any risk of injury by leaving the client without supervision in the coffee shop. David is responsible for the duty of care to the client and cannot informally transfer that responsibility to someone else. Because he failed to take reasonable care and took a risk that nothing would happen in the short time that he left the client unsupervised, an injury was caused. Therefore, a direct relationship exists between the client’s injury, which was quite severe, and David’s negligence.  1.    Outline how David had a duty of care to his clients.2. Discuss how this example covers the four requirements that must be established for an action alleging negligence to be successful, and for a client to be awarded financial compensation.    Health Science Science Nursing COMMUNITY CHC42015 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)