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Dignity in care


Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.

Resources on dignity from the Social Care Institute for Excellence:


Readers' comments (3)

  • 'Treat people as equals, ensuring they remain in control of what happens to them.'

    From the 'Choice and control' link. If a patient is mentally capable, they are definitely in control of one aspect of what happens to them: if you are told to not do something physical to a person, by the person, and you still do it, that is called assault, and is illegal. That is the end of it !

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  • I think most nurses understand and respect this but what about budget holders and decision makers like the local councils who expect individuals to spend part of their night in a soiled bed. none of the above principals apply to such decisions. Could the above be spread further afield to increase the awareness of these decision makers?

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  • it seems a sad sign of the times that charities are required to tell the health authorities and health services how to do their job properly. it seems that if all the money was pooled and spent correctly there would be far more to go round to provide efficient services.

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