Respecting the Privacy and Dignity of Clients

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Healthcare workers are bound by law to keep the medical records and other health information of patients, clients and residents safe and private. Health information realtes to a person’s health or disability, and any information that relates to a health service they have received or will receive.

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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.

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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.
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
07 Jun 2021
My existing knowledge was reinforced.
Swodi Maharjan
13 Jun 2021
It will help me to improve my skills
Dale Grembka
01 Jun 2021
Important to know your policies
Shaji Pereira
14 Sep 2021
Peter Lang
01 Jun 2021
A good reminder of the importance of maintaining privacy and dignity.
Manos Rizos
24 Jul 2021
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