Right Relationships and Professional Boundaries

All relationships have boundaries – but when it comes to providing care, establishing and maintaining clear professional boundaries is essential. 

17 Nov 2020

For most of the aged care workforce, our work is in someone’s home.  Consequently, relationships develop in various forms and challenges can emerge. 

Studies show that people who have diverse and robust relationships have better health outcomes than people who experience loneliness or isolation. 

ACSA is offering a series of workshops on Right Relationships and Professional Boundaries. It is important for the aged care workforce to understand the impact that the service agreement and formal relationships have on the lives of older people. This session explores strategies to clarify relationship boundaries and power imbalances so that participants will be better prepraed to manage relationships with their clients in affirming ways.

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the risks and consequences for everyone when needs change or people go beyond expectations, and how to address this respectfully.

This session is for all aged care workers, particularly CHSP support workers and volunteers. The topic aligns with Aged Care Quality Standards 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of right relationship
  • Identify the impact of the home as the workplace
  • Understand what constitutes professional behaviour
  • Clarify the difference between “friend” and “friendly”

Register here