Exploring the reasons why delivering high quality dementia care in hospitals has become a greater challenge in the current environment and what can be done to improve the situation.
During the Covid-19 crisis, care home staff have been at the forefront of the pandemic not only delivering care to their residents on a day to day basis but also supporting residents and their families at end of life.Those residents are the most vulnerable in our society, often with complex needs and progressive illnesses including dementia. The pandemic has brought the issues and support for this sector from primary and secondary care into sharp focus.
RCN member Lorraine Tymon helped to deliver a community event in partnership with Dying Matters, to raise awareness about the importance of planning for advance care and end of life.
Assessment and early recognition in people living with dementia
Without nurses, midwives and health care assistants, would healthcare survive? Given the terrifying future projection of 410,000 nurse vacancies in the UK without urgent investment, we may be seen as simply ‘numbers’ like rows of identical paper chain doll workers.
Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist Caroline Ashton-Gough talks about her experience as a Delirium Champion
Dementia and Delirium Nurse Lauren Daughtrey talks about her experience as a Delirium Champion
Student Nurse Practitioner Amanda Wilkinson talks about her experience as a Delirium Champion
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Alex Bann talks about his experience as a Delirium Champion
Dawne Garrett, RCN Professional Lead for Older People and Dementia Care, talks about how new guidance published by the RCN on behalf of Royal Colleges and professional bodies is aiming to improve the safeguarding of adults.