Online module

Person-centred care and other theoretical models

40 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This lesson provides a brief overview of person-centred care and three theoretical models to help put the focus on the person with dementia.

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Acute Care,  Primary Care

This module is part of the course:

The view from here - acute care

Person-centred care and other theoretical models

Person-centred care and other theoretical models

This module is part of the course, The view from here: skills in dementia care for acute settings. Enrol in this module or complete the full course.


Before undertaking this module you will need to complete the following:

In this module we describe person-centred care and the priorities for a person-centred approach in the hospital setting. We explore biography and tools to obtain the most relevant elements for your patient's stay.

You will learn about using models that can help you holistically understand the person within the care environment and help you choose the most appropriate interventions aimed at resolving or minimising responsive behaviours.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Describe person-centred care (PCC)
  • Recognise that applying the principles of PCC can improve the quality of care for people with dementia
  • Describe a number of models and frameworks that can provide structure to assessing and planning PCC for people with dementia
  • Apply simple strategies that support a person-centred approach.

Continuing Professional Development

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this lesson.


The View from Here was developed by:

  • Frederick Graham, Metro South Health
  • Sandra Jeavons, Elizabeth Miles and Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Dementia Training Australia, QUT

It is based on a face-to-face education program of the same name previously developed by Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre.

The View from Here has been reviewed by clinicians and academics with expertise in dementia care in acute care settings, delirium management and learning design.

The View from Here was developed with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

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Version history

Published: 29 Oct 2019
Updated: 14 Jul 2023

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