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Introduction to the Transforming Dementia Care in Hospitals Series

Evans, Simon and Brooker, Dawn and Thompson, R. and Bray, Jennifer and Milosevic, Sarah and Bruce, Mary and Carter, Christine (2015) Introduction to the Transforming Dementia Care in Hospitals Series. Nursing Older People, 27 (6). pp. 18-24. ISSN Print: 1472-0795 Online: 2047-8941

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Abstract

A short series of articles in Nursing Older People, starting in September, presents case study examples of the positive work achieved by trusts that participated in the RCN’s development programme to improve dementia care in acute hospitals. This introductory article reports on the independent evaluation of the programme. The programme included a launch event, development days, site visits, ongoing support by the RCN lead and carer representatives and a conference to showcase service improvements. The evaluation drew on data from a survey, the site visits, trust action plans and a range of self-assessment tools for dementia care. The findings highlight substantial progress towards programme objectives and learning outcomes and suggest that the programme provided the focus, impetus and structure for trusts to make sustainable changes. It also equipped participants with the strategies and confidence to change practice. Recommendations are made for taking the programme forward.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: acute hospitals, dementia, development programme, evaluation, leadership
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Helen Malbon
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 12:45
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 09:45
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3806

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