All About Me Board: Knowing the Patient (Journal of Gerontological Nursing / BBC News / NHS England)

Summary

This short article briefly discusses the importance of knowing the patient with dementia as an individual, with unique requirements, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests.

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Reference

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:

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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:

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Compassion in care campaign hits new milestone. London [Online]: NHS England, February 2nd 2015.

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About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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