Promoting Dignity and Compassion in Care

Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and compassion regardless of their physical or mental health.

Learning Aims

The trainers aim to show learners how individuals’ dignity and sense of self worth may be compromised by poor care practices. Learners will achieve understanding of the importance of treating people in a way that maintains their dignity and promotes their wellbeing.

Course Content

• What is dignity?
• Threats to dignity
• The ‘dignity challenge’
• Treating people with dignity
• Care practice that supports dignity
• Recognising poor practice
• Enabling change
• Demonstrating compassion

Complementary Courses

• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
• Person-centred Approaches
• Safeguarding Adults at Risk
• Mental Capacity Act 2005

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