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Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. Caring for People with Dementia presents Christine Brown Wilson’s latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers. The text first guides the reader through the underpinning theory behind the different approaches to person centred and relationship centred care and provides case scenarios with a range of practical strategies staff and students have developed and implemented. It then presents the different levels of the organisational change using practical strategies adopting a person centred and relationship centred approach involving the person with dementia and their families. This book will be indispensable reading for all nursing and healthcare students and practitioners who want to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. Christine Brown Wilson is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia.

The Role of the Organisation in Leading and Facilitating Relationship-Based Dementia Care
The Role of the Organisation in Leading and Facilitating Relationship-Based Dementia Care
Learning objectives

By the end of this chapter, the reader will be able to:

  • Explain how a Complex Adaptive System could promote relationship-based dementia care.
  • Examine the components of a Complex Adaptive System at all levels of an organisation.
  • Identify how the components of a Complex Adaptive System act as a facilitator or barrier for delivering relationship-based dementia care.
  • Evaluate how working with staff in a Complex Adaptive System will enable the development of relationship-based approaches to care in the organisation.
Introduction

Healthcare organisations are often hierarchical, rule bound and can be slow to embrace innovation and change. Such inflexibility creates a focus on the task and limits ...

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