Personal Care

1. Introduction

In this Topic we will look at Assisting with Personal Care.

The Learning Outcomes for this Topic are to: 

  • understand how encouragement and support can enable a person retain independence in self-care for as long as possible
  • develop confidence in responding to an individual's personal care needs while maintaining independence
  • appreciate the sensitiveness involved in delivering personal care
  • explore communication methods to successfully meet an individual's care needs and to effectively communicate this information to others involved in the caring process
  • understand and respond positively to a refusal of help

The Resources and Activities in this Topic should take you approximately 80 minutes.

Participating in Forums and Optional Activities will require additional time.