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Major report calls for better nurse training in dementia care


Once again it is interesting to note the use of the word 'nurse' when bashing staff. No mention of poorly trained doctors or other staff when dealing with dementia. Some sufferers of dementia(very confused) gladly acquire any photo they can lay their hands on, and of course the control and infection team frown upon such behaviour,though you cannot be seen to lock individual rooms , as this can infringe on privacy. Again an article that simplifies the situation. Yes all staff working with dementia need more training, resources. There needs to be more education about the issues surrounding challenging behaviour in dementia and the difficulties this can present.Some desk staff are really out of touch with the day to day reality of attempting to understand the complexities of caring for a number of confused patients in a confined environment.

Posted date

17 December, 2011

Posted time

2:42 am