Challenging the norm!

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Challenging the norm!

Post by kngc » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:05 pm

Right, I want to get opinions on this scenario from a legal perspective (as people understand it), from a moral perspective and from a personal feeling on the subject perspective!

Scenario:
A smoker is at risk from fire, burns etc. due to physical inability to hold the cigarette or wears emollient creams affecting their 'recreational' activity.
The smoker is in a care home but is not permitted to smoke within the property, only outside.
In order to ensure the safety of the smoker a smoking bib needs to be provided and in extreme cases a member of staff to monitor the smoker or even a portable misting system due to the level of risk of fire.

The question is, who pays for the safety equipment (assuming that the smoker has the financial means)? Is it the care home or the smoker and why?

Sorry but this jumped in my head a while back and I want to know others thoughts on this as it is similar for other activities that people chose to partake in, even contrary to advice given by carers!

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Re: Challenging the norm!

Post by Waterbaby » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:30 am

Bump ./thumbsup..

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Re: Challenging the norm!

Post by LittleNell83 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:14 pm

I believe that it would be up to the care home, as they hold the duty of care to the resident, but also to other residents. This is backed up by

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/f ... a-10368861
https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey ... r-13583473
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-die ... e-1.547815

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