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Dementia Care in Nursing

Dementia Care in Nursing

July 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

A good consise textbook , advised 2nd year student nurses to read as a introduction to dementia care on the adult nurse programme

Tania Blackmore
Department of Health & Social Care, Greenwich University
November 25, 2014

This is an excellent book for all levels of study. I have found it invaluable whilst writing the content of the module and will be adding this to the recommended list of reading.

Ms Susan Dray
Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales
October 2, 2014

Excellent boook especially for students on undergraduate nursing programme. Highights main areass for care, and helps to demystify some the aspects around dementia

Mrs Gerri Nevin
Skills and simulation, Birmingham City University
July 29, 2014

A really easy to navigate text, which students will find easy to use. Up to date concepts noted, and I particularly like the case studies, which can be adapted for classroom group work. Highly recommended!

Mrs Diana Mccloskey
Early Years Dept, Hopwood Hall College
July 4, 2014

a must have for the student or even nurses who have had little experience working with people with dementia. easy to read, thought provoking and a useful teaching aid for small groups!

Mrs Jeni Bell
medicine for older people, Southampton General Hospital
April 14, 2014

Interesting background reading for any health professional supporting a family where a member has dementia.

Mrs Judith Davies
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Worcester Univ.
April 7, 2014

Comprehensive coverage of issues related to Dementia.
Good grounding for pre reg nursing students and reference source.

Ms Louise Braithwaite
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
February 6, 2014

The module I am currently developing will be aimed at post reg students. Despite the book being written for pre-reg students I feel much of the content is relevent to all nurses working with people with dementia, especially those working in an acute care setting. The book is very well written and the structure is easy to follow. The authors offer some good practical advice on caring for people with dementia. The critical thinking activities throughout the book helped me engage in the content meaningfully. Therefore I will be pleased to include this book in the recommended reading list.

Mr Peter Gautrey
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
December 4, 2013

Although this book is well written, its focus is not well suited to the education of Occupational Therapists. i have therefore adopted a number of other books instead.

Miss Esmé Jones
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
October 31, 2013

Excellent book offering students practical advice on how to manage dementia in an acute setting.

Mrs Wendy Grosvenor
Division of Health and Social Care, Surrey University
October 1, 2013

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