This short article briefly discusses the importance of knowing the patient with dementia as an individual, with unique requirements, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests.
Fick, DM. DiMeglio, B. McDowell, JA. (2013). Do you know your patient? Knowing individuals with dementia combined with evidence-based care promotes function and satisfaction in hospitalized older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. September 2013; 39(9): pp.2-4.
And Vice Versa…
Possibly of broad related interest, but not specifically dementia-related:
Terminally ill doctor Kate Granger’s ‘my name is’ campaign wins support. London: BBC Health News, February 2nd 2015.
“Her [#hellomynameis campaign on Twitter] reminds staff to go back to basics, build trust and make a vital human connection with patients by – at the very least – giving their names”.
NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Jane Cummings’ praise for the “Hello My Name Is…” campaign:
Compassion in care campaign hits new milestone. London [Online]: NHS England, February 2nd 2015.