Improving Person-Centred Dementia Care in Hospital (Nursing Times)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012].


The authors of this article are strongly in favour of nurses adopting a person-centred and individualised approach to care in order to address and reverse the failings which inspection programmes have identified concerning dementia care in acute hospitals.

This broad-ranging article identifies the knowledge and key information resources to help nurses provide compassionate and person-centred care. The article adopts a Scottish-based perspective, but the essential message and the resources identified are of generalised relevance across the UK and probably internationally.

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Armstrong, D. [and] Byrne, G. (2011). Improving person-centred care in dementia. Nursing Times, November 22nd 2011, 107(46): pp.12-14.

Related References

Alzheimer Scotland (2011). Statistics: number of people with dementia in Scotland 2011. Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland, 2011.

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (2011). Dementia: decisions for dignity. our visits to people with dementia in general hospitals – September to December 2010. Edinburgh: Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (MWCS), 2011.

NHS Education for Scotland (2011). Acute care dementia – learning resource. Edinburgh: NHS Education for Scotland, 2011.

Scottish Government (2011). Standards of care for dementia in Scotland: action to support the Change Programme, Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2011.

Scottish Government (2010). Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2010.

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