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Dignity in Care

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Anyone working in health and social care settings should have detailed knowledge of dignity and why it is important to work in a dignified way. This course will also outline legislation and guidance that relates to dignity.

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All about this Dignity in Care Course

The purpose of this course is to introduce and explore the topic of Dignity in Care. The course will begin with an introduction into dignity, what we mean by dignity, and will define and explain the four types of dignity.

The course will outline the legislation and guidance that relates to dignity in care and will discuss good practice for ensuring someone’s dignity while they are receiving care and support.

You will then look in detail at the ‘10 Dignity Do’s’ as well as the ‘don’ts’ when it comes to maintaining dignity in care. You will review the eight factors that contribute to dignity in care before concluding how dignity can be promoted in care settings and the ‘Dignity in Care’ campaign.

Throughout this course you will work through case studies to look at the impact a lack of dignity can have on someone, as well as how meeting dignity needs can have a positive effect and the impact of applying dignity in care in health and social care settings.

You will also explore legislation, regulations and guidance that relate to dignity in care. Including the Health and Social Care Act, Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) guidance on how to meet the regulations, the Equality Act 2010, The Data Protection Act 2018 and the Mental Health Act 1983.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Dignity in Care – In the first unit of the dignity in care course, you will consider who should be trained in dignity in care and how dignity can be defined. You will then look at the four distinct types of dignity and the impact they can have on people and their self-esteem and sense of worth.
  • Unit 2 – Legislation – In this unit, you will look in detail at the legislation, regulations and guidance that relate to dignity in care. You will pick out key themes and how they can inform best practice in health and social care, to ensure that people feel they are being treated with dignity in care. You will also explore the Skills for Care seven Core Principles to supporting self-care.
  • Unit 3 – The 10 dignity do’s – This unit will explore the Dignity in Care’ Campaign and the 10 Dignity Do’s’, each one will be discussed in more detail, with information on how they can be implemented in practice alongside some examples. You will also look at the Dignity Don’ts.
  • Unit 4 – The dignity factors – This unit will consider the eight factors identified by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) as being essential to achieving dignified care. You will also look at the three P’s of social pedagogy, which are professionalism, personal and private care. You will look at how the 3 P’s can be applied to dignity in care and improving the practice of health and social care staff.
  • Unit 5 – Promoting dignity – In the final unit you will look at how dignity can be promoted in specific groups, sectors or environments, including mental health support, when supporting children, when supporting people with intellectual disabilities, in end of life care and in A&E departments.
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The CPD Online College are endorsed by Skills for Care, the largest body for workforce development in social care in England. Only the best care training providers are able to meet their stringent requirements and the Skills for Care endorsement is the hallmark of quality when it comes to courses in the care sector.

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Dignity in Care
Dignity in Care
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