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Dementia Care in Nursing

Dementia Care in Nursing

June 2012 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.

Key Features
  • Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education
  • Real life case studies link theoretical discussion to actual patient care
  • Activities help build problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Explores how the subject is relevant to all fields of practice
Setting the Scene
Models of Nursing Care
Attitudes, Culture and Spirituality
The Person
Legal and Ethical Issues

This is a required kit for nurses providing care to people with dementia. Appropriate practical examples have been provided in it.

Professor Mojtaba Vaismoradi
Nursing, Nord University
January 19, 2023

great in-depth information in here, added to our reading list

Miss Jenna J Webb
October 27, 2020

This book is a must for those studying dementia or studying the content within health and social care. It is well written and simple to follow.

Mrs Sharon Luci Jago
Health, Petroc College
October 9, 2019

Comprehensive guide to a very important topic

Miss Maria Nolan Fortune
Career Education , Portobello Institute
July 1, 2016

I found this to be a very useful book for both my roles as a practitioner and as a lecturer. This covers most key elements of Dementia Care. Contains up to date information on the Capacity Act & DOLs, highly recommend.

Mr Dean McShane
School of Health & Social Care, Chester University
December 17, 2015

Well laid out and easy to follow. Lots of insights into dementia.

Mrs Sue Hanson
School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
February 16, 2016

Nicely broken down into easily digestible sections. Particularly liked the critical thinking and reflection elements in each section

Miss Jennifer Louise Deighton
Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
December 7, 2015

A must for all nurses. The activities encourage the reader to consider dementia and the reality of living with the disease for all involved.

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
November 12, 2015

A really handy book that captures interest in this most important topic. Used for multi-disciplinary CPD Dementia module as transferable knowledge to all disciplines. Activities provide arena for thoughtful discussion and ensuing improvement in practice.

Mrs Janet Macfarlane
health, University of Bolton
April 13, 2015

A very useful text for learners who are seeking to gain insight and understanding into Dementia Care

Mr Andrew Southgate
Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
March 10, 2015

Sue Barker

Dr Sue Barker is a registered mental health nurse and chartered psychologist; she works at Bournemouth University in the School of Health and Social Care as a Senior Lecturer.  She is also a member of Bournemouth University Dementia Institute as part of this she has undertaken consultancy and evaluation work.  She has a particular interest in mental and emotional wellbeing and her PhD explored the emotional care given to women becoming mothers.  Sue leads a unit on the mental health nursing programme entitled mental health and wellbeing in later life.  More About Author

Michele Board

Michele Board is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing Older People at Bournemouth University. She has been an adult nurse since 1985 and has had a broad range of clinical experience with a specific focus on nursing the older person. She started lecturing in 2003, leading units on the Essentials of Nursing Care for the undergraduate nursing programme, and specialist themed days on the nursing care of the older person. She has led the development of dementia education programmes for health and social care staff working in the NHS and the private sector. Michele holds an honorary contract with a local acute healthcare trust working as the senior... More About Author

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