Updated on 28/09/2009
While treating people with dignity and respect is equally important in all areas of health and social care provision, the best way to do so will vary from place to place, along side the individual's needs. For example; in a hospital ward a person may be staying a few nights or weeks whereas in a care home, the person is living there, and this has implications on the best ways to respect the person's dignity and autonomy.
In general, adhering to the ten points of the dignity challenge will go a long way to improving the dignity in care of the individual. With this in mind, this section of resources highlights best practice examples of how to do just that within varying care settings.