Dignity in Care

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 1.5 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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Overview

CPD Certified - on average contributes 1 - 2 hours towards your CPD.

'Dignity' can be a difficult term to define. This is because dignity means different things to different people and can cover a wide range of topics. We believe that dignity is about ensuring that people in care are treated with dignity and respect in adult social care whatever the setting.

The 2006 the Department of Health sought views from members of the public and health and social care staff to help identify examples where services did not treat people with dignity and respect. The study categorized the examples into four main areas, the environment that care and support being provided in, attitudes and behavior of workers, the culture of care within the organization and in care activities. Whilst poor service must always be challenged to ensure service respects people's dignity, we should not forget there are many examples of good practice.

This module is aimed at anyone working with adults in a social care setting, alongside other providers of public services for example hospitals, care homes or community support services.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course

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Topics

The modules covered within this course:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Definition of Dignity
- Safeguarding and Dignity
- Social Policy, Legislation & Summary

Objectives

On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:

- Understand how the people we support might feel when not treated with dignity and respect
- Know what constitutes best practise when providing services with dignity and respect
- Understand why inappropriate staff attitudes and practices must be challenged
- Ensure all staff working in adult social care employ best practise
- Understand the ten key aspects of the Department of Health’s Dignity Challenge

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