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Practice of Namaste Care for People Living with Dementia in the UK

Bray, Jennifer, Atkinson, Teresa, Latham, Isabelle and Brooker, Dawn (2018) Practice of Namaste Care for People Living with Dementia in the UK. Nursing Older People, 31 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1472-0795 Online: 2047-8941

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Abstract

Originating in the US, Namaste Care aims to improve quality of life for people with advanced dementia. However, recognition in the UK is sparse. This article reports on research that aims to create consistent understanding of the purpose, application and effect of Namaste Care. Using an online survey, telephone interviews and discussion group with UK practitioners we explored Namaste Care practice, its components and implementation challenges. Findings show that Namaste Care has potential to improve quality of life in advanced dementia and is held in high regard by practitioners. However, understanding is inconsistent and practical implementation highly varied.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia, end of life care, older people, Namaste care
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Divisions (2019 onwards) > College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Jennifer Bray
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 15:49
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 16:31
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7621

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