Managing Dignity of Risk and Shared Decision Making

Are you struggling to meet Standard One of the new Aged Care Quality Standards?

Meeting the outcomes of the new Standard One can be a challenge for even the best of providers and the workforce.  This foundation Standard requires organisations to recognise the importance of a consumer being able to maintain their identity and independence, by enabling to make their own choices and be involved in their community.

Standard One describes the concept of "dignity of risk", which recognises the right of consumers to make their own decisions and choices about the care and services they receive, as well as their inherent right to accept the associated risks.

Organisations must adopt a model of care that balances and manages any risks associated with a consumer's choices whilst respecting their rights. If a consumer makes a choice that could be harmful to them, the organisation is expected to consult with, educate and advise the consumer so that they fully understand the risk, then collaborate with them to develop plans to manage that risk.  Mutually acceptable solutions should be developed that help the consumer to live the way they choose.

However, organisations must also balance these requirements with their other responsibilities, such as providing a safe and healthy workplace for their staff and others in the service environment. Organisations must be able to show how they involve the consumer in the process of developing solutions that meet all of their obligations whilst minimising any restrictions on the consumer’s choices and independence.

This workshop will take the attendees through an understanding of the evidence-based approach to managing dignity of risk and the process of shared decision making in an aged care setting.

It is designed to enable the participant to assesses the desired choice and risk to enable the person focused dignity and choice in decision making.

Don't waste your time with alternatives; learn directly from Australia's leading aged care clinical governance and leadership expert, Dr Drew Dwyer.

You can also contact us at or phone 07 5474 8098 for booking enquiries.

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Delivery Options

Topics Covered

  • Understanding Dignity of Risk
  • Undertaking the needed conversation
  • Establishing trust and collaboration
  • Working with the client’s choices
  • Assessing the factors of influence
  • A focus on counselling
  • Working with the heuristic data
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Integrated Governance
  • Designing a Diversity Action Plan
  • Review and case conference
Introduction to the new Aged Care Quality Standards
Understanding and applying Clinical Governance
The importance of Clinical Leadership in Governance
Mapping standards to operational procedures
Aligning your policies, procedures and systems to the new Standards
Developing and implementing your Clinical Governance Framework

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