Exploring nursing staff views of responsive behaviours of people with dementia in long‐stay facilities.

This qualitiative study explored nurses views on supporting people with dementia and responsive behaviours in long term care facilities. Participants were able to discuss general reasons for responsive behaviours but gave less consideration to potential physical reasons. They were committed to a person centred approach but were frustrated by the lack of time and resources to enable such an approach, feeling unsupported by management. This was highlighted in evidence of a wide range of person centred interventions that are favoured over chemical or physical restraint, but difficult to implement in practice due to lack of resources or time. Dementia education and trainng were viewed favourabley but participants emphasised the need for this to be ongoing. They also recognised the potential impact of different care environments on both a person with dementia's behaviour and on the approach taken by staff. The authors argue for a multi disciplinary, collaborative approach to dementia training and for better support for staff working with people with dementia and responsive behaviours.
Title: 
Exploring nursing staff views of responsive behaviours of people with dementia in long‐stay facilities.
Date: 
2017
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References: 
Clifford, C. and Doody, O., 2018. Exploring nursing staff views of responsive behaviours of people with dementia in long‐stay facilities. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 25(1), pp.26-36.