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Dignity 2010 - Resources and Reading

Further Reading on each of the key topics of this campaign

Eating and Drinking

Is an older person you care about malnourished? Age Concern

Going into hospital. Age Concern

Don’t go hungry in hospital Age Concern

Hungry to be heard Age Concern

SCIE Guide 15 Dignity in care – Nutritional Care

SCIE Guide 3 Nutritional care and older people

Food and nutritional care in hospitals Council of Europe Resolution 2003

The Nutritional Advisory Group for Elderly People – British Dietetic Association

Essence of Care: Benchmarks for Food and Nutrition NHS Modernisation Agency

Use of the toilet

Behind Closed Doors BGS 2006 Dignity Campaign  

Essence of Care: Benchmarks for Personal and Oral Hygiene NHS Modernisation Agency

Essence of Care: Benchmarks for Continence and Bladder and Bowel Care NHS Modernisation Agency


Communication skills in caring for older people.  Powis RA et al. GM 2009 Vol 39 No 11 P621-626


The dangers of going to bed. Asher RAJ. 1947 BMJ 967-968

Nursing elderly patients out of bed. Mulley G 1993 BMJ Vol 307 80-81

General resources

Care and respect every time Nursing and Midwifery Council

Caring for people with dementia in acute care settings University of Sterling Dementia Services Development Centre

Help The Aged: My Home Life

Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First (Rethinking Ageing) Kitwood, T. 1997 OUP ISBN-10: 0335198554

Measuring Dignity in Care for Older People: A research report for Help the Aged. 2008 The Picker Institute

On our own terms: The challenge of assessing dignity in care. 2008 The Picker Institute.

Essence of Care: Benchmarks for the Care Environment. 2007 Department of Health

Essence of Care: Benchmarks for Privacy and Dignity NHS Modernisation Agency

Helping you through a hospital stay: Information booklet for older people. March 2008. Social care Institute for Excellence

The King’s Fund: The Point of Care: Improving Patient’s Experience

Dignity in Care: Department of Health  

DH Care Networks: With Respect: training materials for home care & residential care

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Endorsers: Age UK; British Geriatrics Society; AGILE (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists); Cardiff University; College of Occupational Therapists; Department of Health; English Community Care Association; The Relatives and Residents Association; Royal College of Nursing

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