Dignity Project Survey Information

"Human dignity is the ultimate foundation of all human rights and freedoms" (Kayess & Sands, 2020).

"By understanding human dignity, we can explain the content and force of human rights as the urgent ethical and political project that puts humanity first" (Gilabert, 2018).

What is this research about?

This research is about understanding what dignity means to people with disability and how it is experienced. It is also about understanding how undignified experiences occur and where and when they occur.

Who can participate?

People who have a disability, are 18 years old or older, and live in Australia can participate in this survey. 

What do I need to do?

Complete a voluntary 30-45 minute survey about you, your experiences with dignified treatment and undignified treatment. To participate in the survey, please click on the link below that says "take the survey", which will take you to the Consultation Hub with more information. Please also review the Participant Information Sheet and consent form.

Take the Survey

What is the benefit?

This research may benefit the wider community of Australians with disability by providing a platform for better understanding what dignity means and how it can be protected, so that Australia can better meet its human rights imperatives as outlined in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Who has approved this?

Metro South Hospital and Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee and Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee

Please note that The Hopkins Centre researchers have received ethics approval to undertake this research. If you would like any additional information about this research, please contact Mrs. Kelsey Chapman on k.chapman@griffith.edu.au. If you have any concerns about the way this research is being conducted, please contact the Metro South Hospital and Health Service HREC Coordinator on 07 3443 8049 or MSH-Ethics@health.qld.gov.au.

For more information about the project or accessing the Community Hub, click HERE.