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ERIC Number: ED317917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-18
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Dignity Versus Dehumanization in Long-Term Care Settings for Older Persons: A Training Outline.
Kampfe, Charlene M.
This paper describes the types of attitudes and behaviors that might be destructive to an individual's sense of self-worth, and suggests that counselors in long-term care settings face the challenge of changing these. One strategy for counteracting potential dehumanization, offering in-service training to all levels of staff and administrators, is outlined in this paper. These materials are included: (1) an outline of the entire program which includes information on the target population, objective, time requirements, materials, preparation, and pretest; (2) an outline of the first exercise in which the trainer lectures on dehumanization, including lack of autonomy, communication problems, lack of privacy, and general disrespect, followed by group response on dehumanizing situations; (3) an outline of the second exercise in which participants list and discuss things they have done which are dehumanizing; and (4) an outline of the third exercise in which previous training is reviewed and groups list things happening in particular settings (such as hospitals) which are dehumanizing and how to change these conditions. The appendix includes a paper on the counselor's challenge in regard to dehumanization in long-term care facilities; the pretest and posttest; and a line drawing depicting two methods of discussing a change in medication. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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