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dc.contributor.authorMansah, Martha
dc.contributor.authorCoulon, Lyn
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Peter
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Heather
dc.contributor.authorKissiwaa, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-21T01:30:50Z
dc.date.available2017-09-21T01:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0813-0531
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/66767
dc.description.abstractObjective: 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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ajan.com.au/ajan_31.4.html
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom34
dc.relation.ispartofpageto44
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLife histories
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.titleTailoring Dementia Care Mapping and Reflective Practice to empower Assistants in Nursing to provide quality care for residents with dementia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorReynolds, Heather
gro.griffith.authorMansah, Martha


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