The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is an independent Authority established to drive high quality and safe care for people using our health and social care and support services in Ireland. HIQA’s role is to develop standards, inspect and review health and social care and support services, and support informed decisions on how services are delivered. HIQA’s ultimate aim is to safeguard people using services and improve the quality and safety of services across its full range of functions.
Supporting people's autonomy: A guidance document. This guidance document is produced by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). It supports the commitments made by HIQA in 2013 to ensure that the rights of vulnerable services users are placed at the heart of our work, whether that be in development of standards and guidance or in our assessment of the quality and safety of services through our programmes of regulation
What does autonomy mean? What guidance exists? What can I do if I feel my autonomy is not being respected? Download the quick guide from HIQA - My choices: my autonomy