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By John Keady, Charlotte Clarke, Sean Page

"How necessary is that this e-book? i've got pointed out it frequently, and located myself quoting info and versions of care from it. I lent it to a colleague to arrange a presentation on 'challenging behaviour' to our neighborhood carers' workforce and he suggestion it was once a great source. it really is key examining for any psychological surgeon with an curiosity in bettering the standard of lifetime of individuals with dementia. i'd suggest that every one group groups have a copy."

"Overall, this ebook comes in handy. it's well-indexed and has invaluable summaries and sections on classes for perform. it really is to be was hoping that the name won't deter clinicians except nurses from interpreting it, because it may be of curiosity and of use to them too."
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"This is a wonderful reader geared toward a large readership. i feel it truly is fairly acceptable for certified employees in CMHTs, but additionally for psychological wellbeing and fitness, occupational treatment and social paintings scholars as a accomplished introductory textual content for psychological future health for older humans in neighborhood settings."
Mark Vincent, collage of Northampton, UK

"A very beneficial beginning publication for these wishing to appreciate the demanding situations of dementia care. "
Anthony Fraher, college of the West of britain, UK

  • What is the function of the group psychological well-being nurse (CMHN) in dementia care?
  • What wisdom and frameworks effect the way in which CMHNs perform in dementia care?
  • How will group psychological health and wellbeing nursing be pushed ahead within the future?

This intriguing and long-awaited new ebook is a significant other quantity to the revered Community psychological future health Nursing and Dementia Care: perform Perspectives (Open college Press, 2003, edited via Keady, Clarke and Adams). The ebook complements the hyperlink among concept and perform, supplying a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and variety of group psychological healthiness nursing perform in dementia care.

The textual content is split into 3 unique sections:

  • Models of neighborhood aid and perform values
  • Professional roles and scientific paintings
  • Moving ahead: altering and constructing CMHN practice

The e-book contains assurance of key modern matters comparable to provider consumer involvement, nurse prescribing, more youthful individuals with dementia, social exclusion and vulnerability. Partnerships in group psychological future health Nursing and Dementia Care: perform Perspectives is vital interpreting for college kids of dementia care in any respect degrees. it's also of relevance to pros in the box of neighborhood psychological future health nursing and all different psychological future health or gerontology similar areas.

Contributions to this booklet are drawn from working towards CMHNs in dementia care, researchers and commentators who're operating on the leading edge in their respective fields.

Contributors: Trevor Adams, Susan Ashcroft-Simpson, Caroline Baker, Diane Beavis, Catherine Brannan, sunrise Brooker, Shane Burke, Suzanne Cahill, Caroline Cantley, Peter Caswell, Charlotte L. Clarke, Vivienne Davies-Quarrell, Kenneth Day, Kay de Vries, Aine Farrell, Paula Gardiner, Sue Gunstone, Philip Hardman, Steve Iliffe, Dee Jones, Gary and Linda Jones, John Keady, Cordelia Man-yuk Kwok, Jenny Mackenzie, Mike Nolan, Simon O’Donovan, Sean web page, Emma Pritchard, Jan Reed, Jeannie Robinson, David Stanley, Fiona Wilkie, Heather Wilkinson, Kevin G. Wood

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This Fordist approach starts from the professional boundaries and historically formed job descriptions of different disciplines, not from the viewpoint of the person with dementia, nor that of their carers. In this chapter I will argue that the Fordist model is inappropriate, at least in the sense of professionals having highly differentiated roles at different positions in the diagnostic and care process, and that we can envisage an approach to dementia care that is more person-centred, perhaps to the extent that it is so tailored to individuals that it could be called ‘wrap-around’ (Longley and Warner 2002).

This Fordist model of illness and care is one that we have learned during our training, but it is now a problem for both disciplines. It sees the person with dementia being delivered to one end of a conveyor belt (the diagnostic step) and then acted upon (the care pathway) as she moves along the production line (the disease trajectory). Reality is more complicated, professional roles are more blurred, and the model both objectifies the person with dementia and omits important figures, such as spouses and family members.

General practitioners may be GP reflections on the role of the CMHN 27 embarrassed or anxious about carrying out cognitive function tests (van Hout 2000), and do not benefit from using standard diagnostic criteria presented as clinical guidelines (Downs et al. 2000). Practitioners who have most difficulty in making the diagnosis of dementia also have more problems in disclosing the diagnosis, particularly to the person with dementia (Cody et al. 2002). Practitioners may be sceptical about the benefits of anti-dementia drug treatment, inhibited in making early diagnoses by the limited availability of local resources to support the person with dementia (Olafsdottir et al.

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