The Nursing Assistant: Caring for Residents with Dignity and Respect

Frontline caregivers play an essential role in providing comfort and care to frail, elderly residents. Being treated with dignity and respect is a basic right of all residents. It is a right that is enforced by the state and federal government. Mistreating a resident can result in litigation and charges of neglect and abuse. For many residents, the inability to fully care for themselves can cause them to become depressed and feel isolated. Showing compassion and understanding towards them can ease the difficulties they may be experiencing.

This program describes how frontline caregivers should treat residents when providing them with their daily personal care such as bathing, incontinence care, oral care or dressing. The topics addressed include:
  • Protecting a residents right to privacy
  • Encouraging residents to assist in their own care
  • The importance of good communication
  • Respecting a residents right to choose his or her own schedule of care

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Give examples of how a residents privacy can be protected
  • Explain why it is important to handle a resident gently when providing personal care
  • Give examples of how to treat a resident with dignity and respect
  • Describe what it means to have good communication with a resident
  • Give an example of a residents right to chose
Price: $149.00 USD

Product ID: MED718
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 16:23 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Nursing Assistant Skills, Communications
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