DIGNITY IN CARE
Do you take care of people with serious illnesses, disabilities, or age related conditions? Physical, psychological and social challenges affect patient well-being and may complicate care taking. 'Dignity in Care' helps analyze and understand stressful situations, enhance patient dignity and improve quality of life.
Losses, changes and existential fears are among the concerns often occupying patients at the end of life and impact care quality. Prof. Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, founder of Dignity Therapy, has developed Dignity in Care, an approach to dignity-conserving care. The approach combines clinical insights with communicative methods to meet patients in their caregiving, address their needs, and strengthen their sense of dignity and orientation.
A course in Dignity in Care will help people in health and care professions, pastoral care workers, Spitex employees, therapists and other professionals supporting elderly or terminally ill people.
Knowing the ABCD of Dignity in Care and how to translate into daily practice.
Understanding the challenges that are often associated with an advanced age and incurable illness.
Developing therapeutic techniques to meet patients' needs and enforce their sense of dignity.
Program and contents
After the introduction into the essentials of "Dignity Therapy" and "Dignity in Care", participants learn how illness experiences break down in physical, psychological, social and existential aspects and how dignity can be reinforced in applied care .
Course duration and costs
A Dignity in Care course or training lasts one day and is ideal for a group of 6 to 16 participants. Courses are offered in Zurich area or in Lucerne or can be arranged on site as an in-house training. The costs are CHF 290 per person and include comprehensive course documentation. The course is also advertised on Artiset Bildung (previously Curaviva). Members benefit from a discount of CHF 50.- on the course costs.
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