This course is only available to UNISON members.
Dignity – Putting It at the Heart of Health & Social Care
“Treat people as individuals and uphold their dignity” (NMC & NISCC Code). Dignity is at the heart of effective health and social care. But what does dignity mean? How does dignity relate to human rights obligations? Improve your practice by developing your ability to articulate how what you do contributes to and upholds dignity. People can identify with the notion of dignity and can tell when their dignity has been violated.
Dignity is however notoriously difficult to articulate and when health systems fail an inability to uphold to dignity is usually centre stage. If a practitioner can’t describe or explain what dignity means it is difficult, if not, impossible to ‘uphold dignity’.
Suitable for experienced practitioners and those people applying for nursing or social care programmes this one-day workshop is aimed at contributing to RQIA goals by providing participants with a deep understanding of dignity. The learning is participative, it draws on experience of participations and real-world scenarios. The day begins with a brief historical overview of philosophical approaches to dignity and examines the reasons why it is accepted that all people, including their dead bodies should be treated with dignity.
This popular and enjoyable workshop is delivered by Dr Una Lynch from Sonrisa Solutions Ltd., a qualified nurse, midwife and health visitor she has worked in academia, policy and practice for over thirty years and holds a doctorate is in governance.
Tutor: Dr Una Lynch
Tutor's organisation: Sonrisa Solutions Ltd.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Supporting Union Reps
This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available. It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents
Bullying in a work environment can cause tremendous emotional distress as well as severely impact on people’s capacity to carry out their role. Employers have a duty of care to employees and there are a number of remedies you can pursue if you believe you are being bullied. For managers it is important to ensure that staff are enabled to work in a supportive environment which maximises their ability to contribute. Sometimes there is a blurred line between performance management and a belief by the staff member that they are being bullied. This course will explore the employer’s duty of care, what constitutes bullying, what remedies are available to someone who is experiencing it and how managers can respond pro-actively.
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