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Explain the influence of a recent national anti discriminatory policy development on organisational policy. The dignity in care campaign was launched in November 2006 it aimed to stir up a national debate around dignity in care

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Unit 2: Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care M1. Explain the influence of a recent national anti - discriminatory policy development on organisational policy. Dignity in Care The dignity in care campaign was launched in November 2006 it aimed to stir up a national debate around dignity in care, to create a care system where there is zero tolerance of abuse and disrespect of adults. Dignity in Care is about changing the way of how care services are run and is about improving the quality of care and the experience of citizens using care homes, support service and NHS Hospitals. These are the 10 points in the Dignity Challenge which depicts what high quality services that respect people's dignity should include: 1. ...read more.

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Engage with family members and carers as care partners 9. Assist people to maintain confidence and a positive self-esteem 10. Act to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation Many care organizations have now adopted the dignity challenge and policy. Organizations are using it in their own way to effect change including staff training, award schemes and quality criteria for contracts as well as campaigning using posters and leaflets in their organizations to promote Dignity in Care in their services. There are many influences that Dignity in Care has had on many organizations. Implementing new policies in health care services take a lot of time to get it up and running. Care workers working in these health care services will need to be trained on how to use the dignity in care policy as part of their work. ...read more.

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The services would have to challenge their work colleagues by using affirmative action to change their attitudes about the way they do things in care. Some health care workers have been working in care for years and have a way of doing things some say 'what can you tell me about dignity in care? I've been in care for years'. Organizations would have to work to change their attitudes. It can be difficult to tell them to behave in certain ways, care workers would have to want to behave and change their views in this way to improve their standards. Care workers would need to promote dignity in care and raise awareness about it by conferences, fund raising events, handing out leaflets and posters to spread the word to get people to understand about dignity in care. ...read more.

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