Dignity - networking
A number of networks and support groups have grown up with the preservation and promotion of dignity as their focus. This listing highlights this activity and signposts the good practices that have been shared.
A dignified revolution
This initiative was launched in January 2008 by a group of individuals, mostly nurses, who wanted to improve the care of older people in hospital. The website has a forum, blog, and useful resources area which includes links to case studies, leaflets and publications.
Dignity in care network
The Department of Health Dignity in Care campaign was launched in 2006. It aims to stimulate a national debate around the need for people receiving care services to be treated with dignity, with a zero-tolerance approach to the abuse of, and disrespect towards, older people. This website, hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) provides links to dignity networks, news, key resources and information on how to become a dignity champion. View: Champions' networks.
Information about the National Dignity Council is also available on this website. The Council currently meets every two months and aims to shape and influence the work of the Dignity in Care Network and to campaign and support Dignity Champions - see National Dignity Council.
Dignity in Dying
Dignity in Dying is a national campaign group and membership organisation which is campaigning for greater choice, control and access to services at the end of life.
King's Fund: The Point of Care Programme: Improving Patients' Experience
The Point of Care Programme aims to help health care staff in hospitals deliver the quality of care they would want for themselves and their own families. The programme teams are working with patients and their families, staff and hospital boards to research, test and share new approaches to improving patients' experience. You can: share improvement experiences via the King's Fund discussion area or join the Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network (CHAIN) sub-group 'improving patients' experience'. See: CHAIN.
My Home Life
This collaborative programme is aimed at improving the quality of life of those who are living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people.
Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA): Learning from others - notable practice on-line resource
The Social Services Improvement Agency has a database of case studies and examples of good practice ranging across all service areas. Enter 'dignity' as a keyword to search the database for examples of good practice of dignity in care. For more good practice examples and case studies, view: Notable Practice Resource Compendium - Dignity in care (PDF 503KB) .