Dignity in Care Awareness

This course gives a comprehensive overview of dignity and respect within Health and Social Care

This course encompasses all aspects of dignity and respect, to ensure that learners fully appreciate the correct procedures to follow when dealing with those in their care. The course covers how the principles of dignity and respect apply in practice to comply with the Care Act 2014. Learners will gain an understanding of the concept of dignity in care, including privacy and respect, informed choice, active participation, and the impact when things go wrong.

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Course Details

Dignity and Respect Awareness course details:

  • Clear, attractive format 
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points 
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience 
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

Dignity, privacy and respect awareness forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. If you are working towards any of these, it is important to appreciate to what extent this course helps you in your goal.

This course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) England – Unit 7 – Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5 & 6

  • 3.2 – Establish consent for an activity 
  • 4.1 – Describe how active participation benefits the individual 
  • 5.1 – Support an individual to make informed choices 
  • 5.3 – Explain why a worker’s personal views should not influence an individual’s choices 
  • 5.4 – Describe how to support an individual to question or challenge decisions concerning them that are made by others 
  • 6.1 – Explain how individual identity and self-esteem are linked with well-being 
  • 6.2 – Describe attitudes and approaches that are likely to promote an individual’s well-being 

Apprenticeship Standard for Adult Care Worker Level 2

  • B9 – What dignity means in how to work with individuals and others 

The Care Certificate

  • 7.1a – Describe what is meant by privacy and dignity
  • 7.1b – List situations where an individual’s privacy and dignity could be compromised 
  • 7.1c – Describe how to maintain privacy and dignity in the work setting 
  • 7.2b - Demonstrate that the privacy and dignity of the individual is maintained at all times being in line with the person’s individual needs and preferences when providing personal care. This could include (this would also require work based observations): 
  • - making sure doors, screens or curtains are in the correct position -getting permission before entering someone’s personal space 
  • -knocking before entering a room 
  • - ensuring any clothing, hospital gowns are positioned correctly 
  • - the individual is positioned appropriately and the individual is not exposing any part of their body they would not want others to be able to see 
  • 7.2c – Explain why it is important not to disclose anything about the individual that they may wish to be kept private, unless it is appropriate to do so. This could include: 
  • - health condition 
  • - sexual orientation 
  • - personal history 
  • - social circumstances 
  • 7.2d – Report any concerns they have regarding the maintaining of privacy and dignity to the relevant person. This could include: 
  • - senior member of staff
  • - carer 
  • - family member 
  • 7.3a – Describe ways of helping individuals to make informed choices 
  • 7.3b – Explain how risk assessment processes can be used to support the right of individuals to make their own decisions 
  • 7.3c – Explain why personal views must not influence an individual’s own choices or decisions 
  • 7.3d – Describe why there may be times when they need to support an individual to question or challenge decisions made about them by others 
  • 7.4d – Describe how to report any concerns regarding individuals making choices about their care they have to the relevant person. This could include: 
  • - senior member of staff 
  • - carer 
  • - family member 
  • 7.5b – Explain how to enable individuals to make informed choices about their lives 
  • 7.5c – List other ways they can support active participation 
  • 7.6c – Report any concerns to the relevant person regarding individuals participating in their own care. This could include: 
  • - member of staff 
  • - carer 
  • - family member

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives
  • Mapping
  • Meet The People

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance

  • Introduction 
  • The Care Act 2014 
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 10 
  • Employer Duties 
  • Employee Duties 

Section 3 – Dignity – National Perspective

  • The National Dignity Council 
  • The Dignity in Care Campaign 
  • The Dignity Challenge (now The Ten Dignity Do’s) 
  • Dignity Champions 
  • The Dignity Test Audit Tool 
  • The Mum Test 

Section 4 – Dignity in Care

  • Introduction
  • When things go wrong
  • Informed Choice
  • Active Participation

Section 5 – Well-being and self-esteem

  • Introduction
  • Self-Esteem


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