About Professional Boundaries Awareness
Candidates will understand the skills and knowledge they need to care for patients professionally. They will also learn about privacy, consent and respect and why it is essential to have them in care. Learners will learn how to work alongside the workplace code of conduct.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
The training is aimed at those working within the health and social care sector.
What are the main points covered?
The main points of the course are understanding and creating professional boundaries, knowing behavioural and language rules as well as knowing the code of conduct in an organisation and determining when physical contact is appropriate.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Professional Boundaries Awareness Course Outline
- Understanding and creating professional boundaries.
- Behavioural and language rules.
- Responsibilities of the job.
- Consequences of poor conduct.
- Cultural competence and social diversity.
- Code of conduct in an organisation.
- Respect and consent.
- Privacy and confidentiality.
- Determining when physical contact is appropriate.
Professional Boundaries Awareness FAQs
What are professional boundaries?
Professional boundaries are the ethical, legal and organisational frameworks that protect both employers, employees, and patients from physical and emotional harm.
Are professional boundaries only relevant to the care sector?
No. Professional boundaries are the limits that help us to develop effective relationships in the workplace. While there is a focus on the patient-carer relationship in the care sector, professional boundaries are relevant to any working relationship.
What happens if personal boundaries are not defined in the workplace?
If boundaries are not clearly defined, owned or maintained, it is likely that there will confusion as to what is acceptable in the workplace. This can result in damage to the relationships at work with conflict, bullying or harassment likely outcomes.
What will I learn in this course?
As this course is CQC relevant, the focus is on the carer-patient relationship. Delegates will gain the necessary skills and knowledge required to care for patients in a professional and appropriate manner. It also looks at privacy, consent and respect as key concepts of care.