Dignity in Care Training

Duration 3-4 hours

Last audited 30th March 2023

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Dignity in Care
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Dignity in Care course will give you a strong awareness of how to uphold dignity in a care setting. It will look at the various areas of care that you must pay particular attention to as a caregiver, as well as practical methods of improving services and processes so that they uphold dignity. This knowledge will enable you to care for patients of all ages and from all walks of life in a way that makes them feel secure, comfortable, and, most importantly, valued and respected.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by qualified healthcare professionals

Accredited by CPD

Skills for Care endorsed training provider

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, learners will have a thorough understanding of:

  • What is meant by dignity and the various factors that determine whether or not a person's dignity is being upheld.
  • How care settings and their processes might infringe on a person's dignity.
  • The pieces of relevant legislation and the various principles they put forward.
  • The 10 dignity dos and the ways in which you can meet them, as well as how discrimination can impact on dignity and how to prevent it.
  • The 8 dignity factors and the 3Ps, and how to fulfil each factor through positive actions and attitudes.
  • The ways in which other areas of care, e.g. maternity, A&E, and end of life, may be at risk of undignified care, and what you can do to ensure dignity is upheld.

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Module 1: Introduction to Dignity in Care

What is dignity?, the four categories of dignity, and how can dignity be affected in care?

Module 2: Legislation and Dignity in Care

The Human Rights Act (1998), the Equality Act (2010), the Mental Capacity Act (2005), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2009), and the Mental Health Act (2007).

Module 3: The Dignity Dos

The 10 dignity dos, zero tolerance for abuse, support as you would want to be supported, treating every patient as an individual, maintaining independence, choice, and control, supporting people to express wants and needs, respecting people’s privacy, ensuring people can complain, engaging with family members and carers, maintaining confidence and self-esteem, alleviating people’s loneliness and isolation, and understanding discrimination.

Module 4: The Dignity Factors: Part 1

The 8 dignity factors, the 3Ps, choice and control, communication, eating and nutritional care, and pain management.

Module 5: The Dignity Factors: Part 2

Personal hygiene, practical assistance, privacy, and social inclusion.

Module 6: Promoting Dignity: Specific Groups and Sectors

Children, mental health, cognitive disabilities, A&E, and end of life.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This Dignity in Care course is designed for anyone who delivers care in a care setting, whether it be a hospital or care home, such as:

  • Nurses
  • Carers
  • Social workers
  • Midwives
  • Doctors
  • Other healthcare professionals

The course is designed to give the learner a strong understanding of what actions and attitudes help promote a patient’s dignity and ensure they receive the best level of care possible, so to enhance their quality of life.

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