Respecting the Privacy and Dignity of Clients

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Healthcare workers are bound by law to keep the medical records and health information of patients, clients and residents safe and private. A key part of treating a client with dignity and respect is making sure their privacy is respected.

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There is an inherent vulnerability in seeking healthcare and accessing aged care. Through all of this, the client trusts that the care worker, nurse, doctor and other healthcare staff have their privacy and dignity in mind. Any breach of this privacy will justifiably upset the client and could result in them taking legal action against you and/or the facility.


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Jacqueline Whiteway
28 Aug 2022
Registered Nurse
Excellent resource providing essential up to date information.
Laurence Foster
01 Sep 2023
Other Profession
Very well done and concise
Lanh Phan
29 Sep 2023
Deanne Robertson
18 Nov 2021
Fantastic! Easy to understand. Nice and crisp!
Sandy Attridge
31 Aug 2021
clear and concise text and information. Suitable /relevant legislation quoted and pathways to access such legislation provided. An important reminder to come of "automatic pilot" and be aware of how small actions impact on residents.
John Grygus
28 Jan 2023
Community Care Worker
Short and very informative. Easy to understand.
Ruth Tresidder
26 Oct 2022
Very good
Linli Li
28 Mar 2022
Registered Nurse
Respect Patient and their decisions, respect there culture and religious. Patient gets involved in their cares,so we need to explain what we are going to do and gain consents.
Crystal Cox
13 Sep 2021
Highly recommend to complete for further knowledge
Carolyn Daly
20 Oct 2022
Registered Nurse
Provided a clear understanding of the topic.
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