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Paramedics and dementia

Paramedics and dementia

Brooke, Joanne and Stiell, Marlon (2018) Paramedics and dementia. The Journal of Dementia Care, 26 (3). pp. 28-29. ISSN 1351-8372

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Paramedic students are learning more about dementia care, but how many intend to work in the field? Joanne Brooke and Marlon Stiell’s study produced some worrying findings.

Dementia requires a person-centred, holistic approach to care which considers the unique challenges faced by each individual. It is essential that health care professionals are competent in a range of skills to support and care for people with dementia as this will form a major part of their role in many cases (Clissett et al 2014). Care of people with dementia has been included in many undergraduate programmes for health care professionals such as nursing and medicine (Alushi et al 2015), but has only recently been acknowledged in paramedic science programmes (Ross 2012).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitudes to working with people with dementia, paramedic students
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Health Sciences (HEA)
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Health & Society Research Group
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