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Feasibility of the Namaste Care Programme to enhance care for those with advanced dementia

Magee, Maria, McCorkell, Gillian, Guille, Sharon and Coates, Vivien (2017) Feasibility of the Namaste Care Programme to enhance care for those with advanced dementia. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 23 (8). pp. 368-376. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.8.368?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.8.368

Abstract

Many individuals approaching the end of life with advanced dementia will live in a care or residential home. A wide spectrum of care is required and physical and safety needs may be prioritised above all other requirements. The Namaste Care Programme is designed to provide a holistic approach to meeting the needs of those with advanced dementia. This paper will outline the process of introducing this programme into a care home and its impact upon those who were involved. With a small sample of residents (n=9) the programme ran for 4 weeks. Feedback was gathered at baseline and during the programme from family and staff. This service innovation offered useful insights and indicated that it has the potential to improve the experiences of those with dementia, their family members and staff. The learning gained will be valuable when developing this initiative at scale and for future robust evaluation.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Dementia; Namaste programme; Nursing home
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness Research Centre
ID Code:38622
Deposited By: Professor Vivien Coates
Deposited On:24 Oct 2017 14:59
Last Modified:24 Oct 2017 14:59

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