The Making a Difference in Dementia strategy recognises the “unique and specialist contribution” that nurses can make in the care of people with dementia. The vision / strategy demonstrates the 6Cs for dementia care (Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage, Commitment) as defined in “Compassion in Practice”, the national vision for nurses, midwives and care staff.
“All nurses – public health nurses, midwives, mental health nurses, learning disability nurses, district nurses, community nurses / matrons, practice nurses, Admiral Nurses, specialist nurses including specialist dementia nurses, acute nurses, Macmillan nurses and palliative care nurses – are able to contribute to achieving, and sustaining, better outcomes for people with dementia, at all ages… The vision is intended for all nurses, regardless of what sector they work in”.
Making a Difference in Dementia: Nursing Vision and Strategy. London: Department
of Health, March 14th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].