“We’re certainly not in our comfort zone”: A qualitative study of G.P.’s dementia – Care educational needs.

In this qualitative study Foley et al. (2017) explored the dementia educational needs of GPs from multiple perspectives; GPs, family carers and people with dementia. The triangulation of data revealed a broader range of educational needs that included diagnosis, disclosure, management of behavioural and psychological symptoms, counselling, signposting to local services and supports. The latter two were highlighted by people with dementia and family carers. GPs were found to experience uncertainty in providing dementia care and decision making was found to be both complex and challenging. The results of this analysis have been used by the Primary Care, Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia (PREPARED) team to inform a series of GP workshops and to launch an educational website: www.dementiapathways.ie.
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“We’re certainly not in our comfort zone”: A qualitative study of G.P.’s dementia – Care educational needs.
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2017
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Foley, T., Boyle, S., Jennings, A. and Smithson, W.H., 2017. “We’re certainly not in our comfort zone”: a qualitative study of GPs’ dementia-care educational needs. BMC family practice, 18(1), p.66.