Excellence in Dementia Care Research into Practice

ISBN-10: 0335223753

ISBN-13: 9780335223756

Edition: 2008

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"Dementia care has come of age with this book. It is an impeccably crafted collection of papers from eminent experts on both sides of the Atlantic. The book demonstrates confidence, based on both research evidence and well-grounded good practice, and a solid set of shared values both explicit and implicit. The contributors are refreshingly candid about debates and controversies. This book is authoritative and readable which makes it useful to a wide audience. It will provide knowledge, encouragement and motivation to a hard pressed workforce.". .Mary Marshall OBE, Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland..This landmark textbook draws on the extensive knowledge of researchers, practitioners, and professionals in the care of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. It is informed both by a profound respect for people with dementia and a commitment to including them in decisions about their care and lives. While focusing on care for people with dementia, this core text also addresses the most pressing concerns of families by promoting practices and services that recognise the full humanity of their relative with dementia. In addressing the many complex issues related to offering support to people with dementia and those who care for them, this timely textbook is unique in emphasising strategies for creating sustainable change in practice. The book includes examples from a range of countries, drawn from research, practice wisdom and, most importantly, from the experience of people with dementia and their families...This key text offers valuable insights about how to: .. Provide competent and compassionate care for people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias . Build systems to provide effective care . Encourage collaboration among multi disciplinary professionals and users and carers. Support those caring for people with dementia . Ensure those with dementia maintain dignity, well-being and meaningful participation in life ..Excellence in Dementia Careis a vital resource for those working with people with dementia. It provides an accessible yet sophisticated overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to achieve excellence. It is an essential handbook for those responsible for training, education and skills development in dementia care..
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Janice M. Morse is Professor and Presidential Endowed Chair at the University of Utah College of NursingPhyllis Noerager Stern is Professor in the Department of Family Health Nursing, Indiana University School of NursingJuliet M. Corbin is retired lecturer at San Jose State University School of Nursing and Senior Scientists at International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of AlbertaKathy C. Charmaz is Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State UniversityBarbara Bowers is Dean for Research and Helen Denne Schulte Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of NursingAdele E. Clarke is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Principles and perspectives
Prevalence and projections of dementia
Toward understanding subjective experiences of dementia
Ethnicity and the experience of dementia
A bio-psycho-social approach to dementia
Flexibility and change: the fundamentals for families coping with dementia
Toward a person-centred ethic in dementia care: doing right or being good? Clive Baldwin
Being minded in dementia: persons and human beings
Knowledge and skills for supporting people with dementia
Assessment and dementia
Supporting cognitive abilities
Working with life history Errollyn Bruce
The language of behaviour
Communication and relationships: an inclusive social world
Supporting health and physical well-being
Understanding and alleviating emotional distress
Journeys through dementia care
Diagnosis and early support
Living at home
Care of people with dementia in the general hospital
The role of specialist housing in supporting older people with dementia
Care homes Jane Fossey
End of life care Jane Wilcock
Grief and bereavement
Embedding excellence in dementia care
Involving people with dementia in service development and evaluation
A trained and supported workforce
Attending to relationships in dementia care
Leadership in dementia Care
Quality: the perspective of the person with dementia
Reframing dementia: the policy implications of changing concepts
The history and impact of dementia care policy
Index
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