The communication challenges faced in adopting a palliative care approach in advanced dementia

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, Amanda en_US
dc.contributor.author Chang, Esther en_US
dc.contributor.author Daly, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Harrison, Kathleen en_US
dc.contributor.author Noel, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Hancock, Karen en_US
dc.contributor.author Easterbrook, Sally en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:50:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:50:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009001380 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Johnson Amanda et al. 2009, 'The communication challenges faced in adopting a palliative care approach in advanced dementia', Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 467-474. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7114 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9618
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses one aspect from the findings of an Australian study aimed at understanding the needs of people with advanced dementia. Specifically, this paper focuses on the communication issues that might potentially inhibit the implementation of a palliative care approach for a person with advanced dementia in a residential aged care facility (RACF). Six focus groups consisting of 34 participants and 24 semistructured interviews were conducted. Participants were drawn from palliative care specialty staff, palliative care volunteers, designated aged or dementia specialist staff from an area health service, general practitioners, RACF staff and family carers. The findings show communication issues identified by the participants were a significant factor impacting on their capacity to adopt a palliative care approach in caring for people with advanced dementia. The findings support the need for education, skill development and networking to occur among the key providers of care in RACFs to ensure the provision of 'best practice' palliative care to residents with advanced dementia and their families. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01795.x en_US
dc.title The communication challenges faced in adopting a palliative care approach in advanced dementia en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Nursing Practice en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 467 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 474 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111099 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046153 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020274 en_US
dc.personcode 104224 en_US
dc.personcode 0000053959 en_US
dc.personcode 0000058933 en_US
dc.personcode 994694 en_US
dc.personcode 0000058934 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing not elsewhere classified en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords advanced dementia communication education palliative care symptom management en_US


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