Having the oppurtunity to be with others.
- = Greg lives on his own, hardly ever goes out and has no telephone.
+ = Greg visits a day care centre to socialise.
The absence of fear or anxiety.
- = Meena does not feel safe when she walks home in the dark.
+ = Meena gets her dad to drive her home.
Having the oppurtunity to be unobserved by others.
- = The toilet stalls in a special school has no doors.
+ = The headmaster gets toilet cubicles.
Another person showing they value you.
+ = Leah tells her boyfriend he looks great in his new jacket.
- = Leah tells her boyfriend she doesn't like his new jacket.
Not communicating personal information to others who have no need or right to know it.
- = A new employee starts work at a social services department. Her manager tells other staff that she is divorced.
+ = Her manager keeps the divorce a secret.
Having more than one options available to you.
+ = Sophie's helper asks her if she wants to stay in bed or get up.
- = Sophie's helper wakes her up.
Being treated with respect, not being demeaned or made to look foolish.
+ = A care assistant knows that her client doesn't like being called Love or Edith, so she always addresses her as Mrs Jones.
- = A care assistant always calls her Love, even though hshe doesn't like it.
Having something to do that passes the time.
+ = Alan has a full time job.
- = Alan has broken his leg so is stuck at home.
Being kept informed and listened to.
- = A busy GP examines Martha and quickly prescribes some new medicine, without giving her the chance to ask any questions.
+ = After prescribing the medicine, the GP listens to her questions.
Having something which interests and involves you.
- = Bernadette is bored at work because nothign exciting ever happens.
+ = Bernadette gets a new job that she enjoys.
Being treated in a way that seems fair, even if not the same as others.
+ = At a Christmas party on a children's ward, all the children are given a lucky bag with sweets and nuts in, except for a child who is allergic to nuts so she has a different bag.
- = The child who is allergic to nuts doesn't get a lucky bag.
Having the power to decide and influence what happens to you.
- = Idris would prefer not to smoke, but he just cannot give it up.
+ = Idris gets the willpower to give up smoking.
Having another person to share your troubles with, to help, or encourage you.
+ = When Jane went to antenatal classes, her husband went with her.
- = Jane's husband was working so he couldn't make the antenatal classes.