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Chapter 5: Managing Relationship-Based Approaches to Care
By the end of this chapter, the reader will be able to:
- Examine how to organise the delivery of relationship-based dementia care.
- Explore how leadership and teamworking is influenced by the structure of the organisation as a complex adaptive system.
- Analyse the barriers and enablers at the middle (meso) level of the organisation that might impede or promote a dementia-friendly service.
- Construct an individual staff development plan that promotes relationship-based dementia care.
Person-centred care is often dependent upon the staff who may be on duty. Alternatively, staff may perceive positive achievements with people with dementia as ‘lucky’ rather than attributing these achievements to a person-centred strategy. In Chapter 3, we discussed how dementia care was part of a highly ...