Dignity Toolkit For Care Homes

  • 1) Understanding dignity

    Ideas to assist you to help members of your team to reflect on the meaning of dignity and how it relates to everyday practice in the care home.

    Understanding dignity
  • 2) Dignity Principles

    How you can introduce colleagues to dignity statements and to encourage them to use the pocket guide to reflect on their practice.

    Dignity Principles
  • 3) Communicating dignity

    Tips to help your team demonstrate dignity in their everyday communication with residents, families and others.

    Communicating dignity
  • 4) Dignity group conversations

    A structured format is suggested to help you lead discussions relating to care situations that are ethically challenging.

    Dignity group conversations
  • 5) Ethical Leadership & Empowerment

    Reflect on what is meant by ethical leadership and the ways you identify and can build on your leadership skills.

    Ethical leadership & empowerment
  • Facilitators’ Guide

    Be creative in the ways you use the Toolkit in your everyday practice. See the following options related to the time you may have for a dignity session with your colleagues.

    Facilitators’ Guide

Useful Links

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ICE Observatory

The overall aim of the International Care Ethics (ICE) Observatory is to engage in research and scholarship that illuminates the importance and complexity of care activities and underpins innovative and effective interventions that develop and sustain ethical care practices.

ICE Observatory
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Nursing Ethics

Nursing Ethics is an international peer reviewed journal that takes a practical approach to this complex subject and relates each topic to the working environment.

Nursing Ethics
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Burdett Trust

The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established with the following charitable objects: to promote and advance education, research and training within the nursing and other healthcare professions for the benefit of the public and to...

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