A person-centred approach to care
Certificate of Completion
This module will help you to focus on the person with dementia while understanding how their disease is impacting on them.
This module has prerequisite requirements
Suitable for people working in:
Residential Care , Community Care , Respite Care
This module is part of the course:
The view from here (residential care)
A person-centred approach to care
In this module we describe person-centred care and the priorities for a person-centred approach in aged care settings. We explore biography and tools to obtain the most relevant elements of the person's life story.
We provide a brief overview of three models which will help you focus on the person with dementia while also understanding how the disease is impacting upon them
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.
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
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
Continuing Professional Education
A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.
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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