Healthcare professionals may not be maintaining person-centred care for people with dementia hospitalised on acute wards
- School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
- Correspondence to: Dr Joseph E Gaugler, School of Nursing, 6-153 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA;
Implications for practice and research
Healthcare professionals in acute care require additional education to implement person-centred care of persons with dementia.
Person-centred care in hospital settings can be enhanced through the promotion of attachment, inclusion, identity, occupation and comfort.
Organisational factors, such as productivity goals, may influence the implementation of person-centred care in acute care settings.
Many organisations have identified person-centred care as key to promoting quality of life for persons with dementia. The majority of efforts to enhance person-centred care have largely occurred in residential long-term settings as part of …