Knowing You Matter is a powerful film and training pack that calls for dignity, compassion, kindness and respect to be placed at the heart of care. Older people and their loved ones talk frankly and courageously about their experiences of losing identity and power as they move into a stage of their lives where they require paid care.
Knowing You Matter is more than a documentary film; it is a way of being and thinking. The film is a catalyst for reflection, discussion and new ways of thinking and being in relation to the way care is provided.
This interactive training resource that can be used in:
- ongoing training including staff meetings
- the development of reflective practice to maintain a sharp focus on the quality of care.
After completing the training course staff will be able to be part of creating a vision for a culture of care that places dignity, compassion, kindness and respect at its heart, reflect on the way they are providing care, develop ways of thinking and being that demonstrate to older people that they are valued and that they matter.
The pack contains all of the resources that the facilitator will need to deliver the training, including PowerPoint slides, handouts and instructions for practical activities that will help learners to enhance their understanding.
Knowing You Matter is for trainers, home managers and dementia care champions.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 22 August 2013
Content: Watching and reflecting on the film - How do we want care to be? - Being in care - Dreams and being listened to - Loss and our need for respect - What carers need - Sadness and the move into care - Dementia and identity - Maintaining individuality - Love and knowing you matter - Your identity - Will we die in peace?