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 competencies:
Domain 2: Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- All nurses must build partnerships and therapeutic relationships through safe, effective and non-discriminatory communication. They must take account of individual differences, capabilities and needs.
Domain 3: Nursing Practice and Decision-making
- All nurses must carry out comprehensive, systematic nursing assessments that take account of relevant physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, genetic and environmental factors, in partnership with service users and others through interaction, observation and measurement.
NMC Essential Skills Clusters
This chapter will support the following ESCs:
Cluster: Care, Compassion and Communication
- People can trust the newly registered graduate nurse to engage with them in a warm, ...