Dignity in Care Awareness

Unit Title: Dignity in Care Awareness

Provisional Level: 2

Guided Learning Hours: 2

Purpose and Aim:

  • To equip care workers with the skills to understand the key principles of person centred care through exploring values and rights.
  • The application of an approach to care planning and various care planning models.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • The role of the care worker as part of a team, including responsibilities, being reliable and dependable, relationships and the multi-disciplinary team approach to care delivery.
  • The support and development available for care workers, including where to get advice, the supervisory process and the importance of personal development.

The course covers care values and the principles of care. The importance of rights, privacy, respect and dignity in ensuring choice and independence. The principles of delivery for a person-centred approach to care delivery. How to use a care plan to help in delivering person centred care. The responsibilities of the organisation and care worker in care delivery. The role of the care worker in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships. How to utilise support and supervision to ensure effective practice. Ways to develop the knowledge and skills required to promote continual development of the care worker.


This unit is assessed through written and oral questions and professional discussion.