The following presentation, given in September 2014 at King’s College London, provides an overview of the elements, benefits and challenges of the Namaste Care Programme.
Stacpoole, M. [and] Thompsell, A. (2014). The Namaste Care Programme: benefits and challenges. London: The Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London, September 2014.
A related article of possible interest:
Stacpoole, M. (2014). Living or existing: the Namaste Care Programme for people with advanced dementia. [Online]: eHospice, September 5th 2014.
“Families and professionals frequently fail to recognise the terminal phase. At this point, active treatments and costly hospital admissions are almost always inappropriate and futile as well as distressing and traumatic. Families feel hopeless and sometimes angry when they are told nothing more can be done”.
Read more: Care Homes Project: Namaste. St Christopher’s.
Namaste Care Programme: making life meaningful for people with very advanced dementia. London [Online]: St Christopher’s Hospice, 2014.