Dignity in Care Training
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.
- Developed by healthcare professionals
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 3-4 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Online Course?
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:
- Social workers
- 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.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working
day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
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This course is divided into 6 accessible, interactive modules and includes and assessment at the end.
Download Course Overview
- Introduction to Dignity in Care – what is dignity?, the four categories of dignity, and how can dignity be affected in care?
- 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).
- 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.
- The Dignity Factors: Part 1 – the 8 dignity factors, the 3Ps, choice and control, communication, eating and nutritional care, and pain management.
- The Dignity Factors: Part 2 – personal hygiene, practical assistance, privacy, and social inclusion.
- Promoting Dignity: Specific Groups and Sectors – children, mental health, cognitive disabilities, A&E, and end of life.
Aims of the Course
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 fulfill 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.
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.
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