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Tailoring dementia care mapping and reflective practice to empower assistants in nursing to provide quality care for residents with dementia

Mansah, Martha, Coulon, Lyn, Brown, Peter, Reynolds, Heather and Kissiwaa, Sarah (2014). Tailoring dementia care mapping and reflective practice to empower assistants in nursing to provide quality care for residents with dementia. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing,31(4):34-44.

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Title Tailoring dementia care mapping and reflective practice to empower assistants in nursing to provide quality care for residents with dementia
Author Mansah, Martha
Coulon, Lyn
Brown, Peter
Reynolds, Heather
Kissiwaa, Sarah
Journal Name Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0813-0531   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84904667530
Start Page 34
End Page 44
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Objective: The study addressed one central aim. This was to explore the experience of Assistants in Nursing being exposed to Dementia Care Mapping coupled with reflection to improve older residents care in a residential aged care facility. Design and Setting: A qualitative exploratory design was employed to gain an in depth understanding of Assistants in Nursing experience of creating new care for older residents using Dementia Care Mapping and feedback. The study was conducted in a dementia specific nursing home, located in urban Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Subjects: The study participants were ten Assistants in Nursing and five older residents diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia by a Physician. Results: For the first time, the study illuminated the Assistants in Nursing innovative care following Dementia Care Mapping feedback and reflection. Their experience was highlighted in three major themes: (i) Reflecting on Care (ii) Creating a Caring Connection and (iii) Empathetic Communication. Conclusion: These Assistants in Nursing valued and used findings from Dementia Care Mapping feedback coupled with reflection to improve contemporary practice. In addition, they felt empowered to create new nursing strategies for quality care. The study highlighted the usefulness of providing Assistants in Nursing with these types of educational strategies to encourage the development of creative caring for residents with dementia living in a residential aged care facility.
Keywords Dementia
Dementia care mapping
Assistants in Nursing
Residents
Residential aged care facilities
Reflective practice
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