The view from here: Skills in aged and community dementia care
Certificate of Completion
Understand the care experience from the viewpoint of the person living with dementia.
Suitable for people working in:
Residential Care , Community Care , Mixed , Respite Care
By completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the basic functions of different parts of the brain
- Identify how dementia-related damage to the brain may impact on the person and their responses
- Describe person-centred care (PCC)
- Recognise that applying the principles of PCC can improve the quality of care for people with dementia
- Recognise a number of models and frameworks that can provide structure to assessing and planning person-centred care for people with dementia
- Apply simple strategies that support a person-centred approach
- Understand the impact of dementia on communication
- Identify and implement communication strategies which can be used to facilitate communication
- Reflect on your communication style and rehearse changes you can make to enhance understanding for the person with dementia
In this course, you will complete the following modules:
Continuing Professional Education
Completion of this course provides 2 hours of continuing professional education. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.
The View from Here: Skills in Aged & Community Dementia Care has been adapted from the nine-module course, The View from Here: Skills in Dementia Care for Acute Settings based on the Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre (QLD DTSC) education program*.
The View from Here: Skills in Dementia Care for Acute Settings online course was developed by:
Metro South Health
Sandra Jeavons, Elizabeth Miles and Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Dementia Training Australia, QUT
The View from Here: Skills in Aged & Community Dementia Care was adapted by:
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Dr Margaret MacAndrew
The View from Here was developed with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
* Nayton, K., Fielding, E., Brooks, D., Graham, F. A., & Beattie, E. (2014). Development of an education program to improve care of patients with dementia in an acute care setting. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(12), 552-558. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20141023-04
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