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
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:
Domain 1: Professional Values
- All nurses must work in partnership with service users, carers, families, groups, communities and organisations. They must manage risk, and promote health and wellbeing while aiming to empower choices that promote self-care and safety.
Domain 3: Nursing Practice and Decision-making
- All nurses must ascertain and respond to the physical, social and psychological needs of people, groups and communities. They must then plan, deliver and evaluate safe, competent, person-centred care in partnership with them, paying special attention to changing health needs during different life stages, including progressive illness and death, loss and bereavement.
NMC Essential Skills Clusters