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dc.contributor.authorDowns, Murna G.*
dc.contributor.authorCollins, L.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-21T16:52:35Z
dc.date.available2016-09-21T16:52:35Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationDowns M and Collins L (2015) Person-centred communication in dementia care. Nursing Standards. 30(11): 37-41.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9284
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractCommunication involves the exchange of information between at least two people, a giver and a receiver. If left unaddressed, communication difficulties may have a profound effect on quality of life and quality of care. Poor communication may result in high levels of anxiety and depression for the person living with dementia. Communication breakdown contributes to high rates of depression in spouses of people living with dementia and is a major problem for family and carers. Positive and supportive communication is essential to ensure good quality dementia care. A person-centred approach focuses on supporting a person to use and retain their skills and abilities. Person-centred communication involves a commitment to including the perspective of the person living with dementia, and an understanding of who the person is, their life history and preferences.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns.30.11.37.s45
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subject; Communication skills
dc.subject; Dementia care
dc.subject; Person-centred communication
dc.titlePerson-centred communication in dementia care
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
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