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I Must Do the Post - Using Poetry for Raising Dementia Awareness

Lillyman, Sue and Tolputt, T. (2016) I Must Do the Post - Using Poetry for Raising Dementia Awareness. The Journal of the Institute of Ageing and Health (West Midlands), 20. pp. 25-27. ISSN 1364-9752

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Abstract

This paper reviews the use of a poem written by a care assistant as part of a dementia awareness course. the author of the poem went on to use the poem to help staff within the care home gain an insight and to promote reflection and discussion about caring for the person living with dementia as part of a training programme. an evaluation of its use was a also undertaken and staff reported that this poem was thought provoking, insightful and had helped them to reflect on how they work with people living with dementia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia, poetry, staff training, care homes
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Sue Lillyman
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 11:15
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 09:01
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4683

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