Tag Archives: Empathy

Person-Centred Approaches in Healthcare: a Framework (HEE / Skills for Health / Skills for Care)

Summary Health Education England, Skills for Health and Skills for Care have produced a framework which is designed to help staff (at every level) communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally, in order to better tailor the care and advice they … Continue reading

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Approaches to Supporting Dementia-Friendly Healthcare in Hospital Settings (BMJ Open)

Summary A review implies that staff dementia awareness training, by itself alone, may not improve dementia care and / or the outcomes for patients with dementia in hospital. It appears that additional strategies such as support for staff in implementing … Continue reading

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Separation of Elderly Couples Condemned as Inhuman and Potentially Fatal (BBC News)

Summary The involuntary separation of elderly couples, when one or both parties moves into a care home, should cease according to Sir James Munby (Family Judge). Social workers have been strongly advised to apply a “common decency” test in these circumstances … Continue reading

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Home Care For Older People: NICE Quality Standard QS123 (NICE / BBC News)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new quality standard “Home Care For Older People: Quality Standard (QS123)”, which covers recommended minimum standards for home care. It clarifies how social care providers can help … Continue reading

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SCIE’s Video Simulation of the Dementia Experience (SCIE)

Summary A new film is available online from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) via SCIE’s Dementia Gateway. It offers an attempt to simulate the subjective experience of how it feels to live with dementia, thereby allowing viewers to … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2015 (Parkinson’s UK / BBC News)

Summary Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015 will be April 20th – 26th 2015. This year’s campaign encourages people, everywhere, to be more friendly, patient and forgiving. See the Parkinson’s UK website, at Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015, to learn more about this … Continue reading

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Empathic Curiosity (Nursing Times / Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing)

Summary Empathic curiosity is an approach to establishing modes of communication when caring for people with dementia. The approach is based on an attempted appreciation their experiences and feelings. “Adopting an empathic and curious stance may help to establish the … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Raising Via Social Media (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research UK / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary Facebook users can experience a simulation of the subjective effects of living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK have produced their FaceDementia app which has been designed to modify users’ personal Facebook pages (safely and without long-term damage to the … Continue reading

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Common Core Principles Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Adult Social Care (Skills for Care)

Summary This guide, from Skills for Care, presents ten common core principles to support mental health and wellbeing in social care settings. These principles are intended to help staff working in social care services to support and promote good mental … Continue reading

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