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Enabling People with Dementia: Understanding and Implementing Person-Centred Care

Authors: Hobson, Pat

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  • Uniquely examines general perceptions regarding people with dementia
  • Demonstrates, using Kitwood’s theory on Malignant Social Psychology and Positive Person Work, how everyday behaviours can erode or promote dignity in working with people with dementia
  • Provides a synthesis of the main theories on dementia and shows the importance of enabling rather than disabling people with dementia
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About this book

This new updated edition challenges the perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of professionals working in dementia care settings by drawing on the theory of person-centred care. It demonstrates the importance of this theory for interacting with and caring for people with dementia. It also provides an overview of the theory in relation to two other well-known theories on dementia, and stresses the need to consider the world from the perspective of people with dementia.

Moreover, the book examines the importance of dementia care environments, positive interactions, meaningful activities and the concept of personhood, which are all essential to improving the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia. In closing, it underscores the need to remember that the focus of care should be on maximizing the person’s abilities, enabling them, and promoting person-centred care. 

Given its content and style, the book offers a resource that can be read and understood by health and social care professionals alike, as well as anyone else caring for someone with dementia, including family members and carers.

About the authors

Pat Hobson is a dual qualified nurse in Mental Health and Adult Nursing. She has an MSc in Gerontology, Post Grad Certificate in Academic Practice, Post Grad Certificate in Clinical Governance, Clinical Leadership and Change Management, and a BSc (Hon) in Nursing. She has worked as a nurse, manager and lecturer in nursing with over twenty years’ experience in older people and dementia care nursing. She currently works as an Independent Nurse Consultant, Dementia Specialist and Lecturer in Nursing. She supports organizations, managers and their teams in the care sector on issues relating to nursing, adult safeguarding, workforce development, dementia care, as well as provide support in leadership and management issues and continued professional development. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20479-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20478-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enabling People with Dementia: Understanding and Implementing Person-Centred Care
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20479-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20479-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-20478-5
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIX, 92
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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