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dc.contributor.authorDowns, Murna G.*
dc.contributor.authorCapstick, Andrea*
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, P. Clive*
dc.contributor.authorSurr, Claire A.*
dc.contributor.authorBruce, E.*
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-03T10:29:43Z
dc.date.available2013-06-03T10:29:43Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationDowns MG, Capstick A, Baldwin PC, Surr C and Bruce E (2009) The role of higher education in transforming the quality of dementia care: dementia studies at the University of Bradford. International Psychogeriatrics. 21, Supplement 1: S3-S15.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/5576
dc.description.abstractThere is now widespread concern about the inadequate care and support provided to people with dementia from diagnosis to death. It is acknowledged that while there is a range of effective ways to care for and support people with dementia and their families from diagnosis to death, these have yet to become integral to practice. In England, for example, the National Dementia Strategy seeks to transform the quality of dementia care. One of the key components to transforming the quality of care is to ensure we have an informed and effective workforce. We argue here that in order to transform the quality of care we need to distinguish between the aims of training and education. Whilst there is a place for skills-based workplace training, Higher Education in dementia studies has a key role to play in the provision of specialist knowledge and skills in dementia care emphasizing as it does the development of critical thinking, reflection and action. In this paper we describe dementia studies at Bradford University available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We outline their aims and learning outcomes, curricula, approach to teaching, learning and assessment. We describe the nature of students who study with us, noting their fit with the Higher Education Funding Council in England's agenda for widening participation in higher education. Higher Education in dementia studies has a unique role to play in equipping practitioners and professionals with the information, skills and attitudes to realize the potential for quality of life for people with dementia and their families.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610209008837en_US
dc.rights© 2009 Cambridge University Press. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en
dc.subjectHigher educationen_US
dc.subject; Graduate studiesen_US
dc.subject; Dementia careen_US
dc.subject; Qualityen_US
dc.titleThe role of higher education in transforming the quality of dementia care: dementia studies at the University of Bradforden_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen_US
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