Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face. Key Features • Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education • Real life case studies link theoretical discussion to actual patient care • Activities help build problem-solving and decision-making skills • Explores how the subject is relevant to all fields of practice

Models for Dementia Nursing Care

Models for dementia nursing care

NMC Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education

This chapter will address issues within all four domains of the pre-registration nursing competencies but most significantly the following competencies:

Domain 1: Professional Values

  • All nurses must work in partnership with service users, carers, families, groups, communities and organisations.
  • All nurses must understand the roles and responsibilities of other health and social care professionals, and seek to work with them collaboratively for the benefit of all who need care.

Domain 4: Leadership, Management and Team Working

  • All nurses must work effectively across professional and agency boundaries, actively involving and respecting others’ contributions to integrated person-centred care.

NMC Essential Skills Clusters

This chapter will support the following ESCs:

Cluster: Care, Compassion and Communication

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