Supporting People Who Self-Neglect
Duration 1 day
Self-neglect has been defined as the inability (intentionally or non-intentionally) to maintain a socially and culturally acceptable standard of self-care with the potential for serious consequences to the health and wellbeing of those who self-neglect and perhaps too to their community (Gibbons, 2006). This 1-day course is designed for frontline workers to understand the difficulties we are faced with when presented with someone who self-neglects to the perceived detriment of their physical and mental health.
- Self-neglect and risk factors that can lead to it
- Mental Capacity and issues of consent
- The right to make unwise decisions
- Safeguarding and self-neglect
- Practice remedies
- Legal remedies
- Risk reduction strategies
Methods of Delivery
Training methods utilised include Presentations, Chalk & Talk, PowerPoint, Group work, Handouts, Tutor presentations, DVD Presentation.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- To know the causes, effects, signs, symptoms of self-neglect
- To understand the physical, psychological and social impact of self-neglect
- To understand what is meant by person-centred support and its impact on the individual
- To know how to help maintain the person's dignity
- To know how to ensure that support is culturally appropriate
- To know how to ensure that the person maintains their human rights through the development of the condition
- To know how to support people in terms of daily living
- To know what challenges may present themselves and how to overcome these
- To understand the effectiveness and importance of using multi-agency and team working
The course is designed for Health & Social Care workers in all settings. The course will assist the organisation to deliver CQC Outcomes 1, 2, 4.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.