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Privacy and Dignity - for Health and Social Care


You will learn about the importance of privacy and dignity and how they can be maintained, as well as the principles of self-care and how to support a person to make their own decisions.


This course is aimed at:

  • New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles
  • New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles
  • Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support
  • This course will also be useful for:
  • Staff moving into new roles within their organisation
  • Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff

    About this course

    This course contains four bite-sized modules that use practice-based scenarios, videos and engaging questions to bring the subject to life.

  • The four modules are:
  • Principles that underpin privacy and dignity in care
  • Maintain the privacy and dignity of the individual(s) in your care
  • Support an individual's right to make choices and Support individuals in making choices about their care
  • Understand how to support active participation and Support the individual in active participation in their own care
  • Each module takes between five and ten minutes to complete; the modules that contain video clips take a little longer. The knowledge element of standard 7 of the Care Certificate is covered in this course. 


    In this course you will learn: 

  • What dignity is
  • How privacy and dignity can be compromised
  • How to ensure that privacy and dignity are maintained
  • How to support individuals to make decisions
  • What is the Mental Capacity Act
  • When risk assessments are necessary
  • What to do if you disagree with a decision
  • How to encourage active participation
  • What are the benefits of active participation
  • The principles of self-care


    Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

  • What is dignity?| How to maintain privacy and dignity| Supporting individuals to make decisions| Testing for capacity - the Mental Capacity Act| Risk assessments| Encouraging active participation| Enabling self-care.