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Implications for practice and research
Healthcare professionals in acute care need to be aware of the importance of supporting personhood for older people with cognitive impairment.
There is a need for targeted interventions preventing moral decline and burnout among healthcare professionals in acute care.
Research is needed to explore whether a person-centred care philosophy support healthcare professionals to preserve the personhood of older patients with cognitive impairment in acute care settings.
Older people with cognitive impairment represent a large group of patients in acute care settings. Providing care for this population is time intensive, and it is a challenge …
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