Wednesday 1st February 2017

Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services.

To mark the occasion, the staff at Farleigh Hospice shared a “Digni-Tea” event with tea and cake, and took time to reflect on how we maintain our patients’ dignity.

We also asked our patients what dignity meant to them, and hung the answers on our “digni-tree”. Some of the answers included:

  • Respecting one another and treating one another as human beings
  • Seeing each person as a “whole”, not just a number, illness, symptom etc.
  • Maintaining one’s personality/individuality despite their illness
  • Respecting individual’s rights to have their own opinion

You can still join the conversation online, by using the hashtag #DAD2017.

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