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Lessons learned from a dementia training programme for health professionals

Ward, A. and Dobson, M. (2014) Lessons learned from a dementia training programme for health professionals. The Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning. 12(3), pp. 25-43. 1759-5150.

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Abstract: This paper presents findings from a dementia awareness training programme delivered to a multidisciplinary group of health professionals in the East Midlands, UK in 2012. The training aimed to develop dementia champions and improve care practices. The focus was on the socio-psychological model of dementia. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with stakeholders (n=5) and training providers (n=2). Post-training questionnaires were completed by those attending the training (n=74). Thematic analysis was undertaken on interview data and open-ended questionnaire data, descriptive statistical analysis was undertaken on quantitative data. Emerging themes focused on the continued need for person-centred care in dementia training and inclusion of the voice of the person with dementia in training material. Attendance of multidisciplinary health professionals at training sessions generated greater understanding of dementia care across professional areas. Issues of health professionals’ workloads and release of staff time were identified as key determinants of staff capacity to attend training. Gaps in training provision were identified.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia training, person-centred care, dementia champions, health professionals, dementia awareness
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R690 Medicine as a profession. Physicians > R697 Allied health professionals
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC435 Psychiatry > RC512 Psychopathology. Mental disorders > RC521 Dementia
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and teaching
Creators: Ward, Alison and Dobson, Mary
Publisher: Whiting and Birch
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Health
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society
Research Centres > Centre for Health Sciences and Services
Date: 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 25-43
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning
Volume: 12
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 1759-5150
Status: Published / Disseminated

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