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Privacy and Dignity

This course aims to focus the learners’ attention on the different ways that privacy and dignity can be maintained or undermined in various health and social care settings.

The course uses different case studies to illustrate the key points, examples of poor care and good care, and encourages learners to reflect on their practice and the practice of the teams in which they work.

This session makes use of reflective learning techniques and encourages learners to use the reflective note-making facility to build on their understanding of privacy and dignity in their practice.

Skills for Health's Privacy and Dignity elearning course
Duration: 30 mins approx.
Assessment Method: Multiple-Choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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All health and social care staff

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Privacy and Dignity
  • Assessment

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the principles that underpin privacy and dignity in care.
  • Maintain the privacy and dignity of individuals when providing personal care.
  • Explain why it is important not to disclose information that an individual may wish to keep secret unless it is important to do so.
  • Describe how individuals have the right to make choices including decisions about their care.
  • Describe how risk assessment processes may be used to support the right of individuals to make their own decisions

The course is aligned with Care Certificate Standard 7: Privacy and Dignity.

Standard 7: Privacy and Dignity

  • 7.1 Understand the principles that underpin privacy and dignity in care
  • 7.2 Maintain the privacy and dignity of the individual(s) in their care
  • 7.3 Support an individual’s rights to make choices
  • 7.4 Support individuals in making choices about their care
  • 7.5 Understand how to support active participation
  • 7.6 Support the individual in active participation in their own care


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