1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly 1 x 8-hour independent study weekly 4 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester 1 x 50-minute on-line tutorial fortnightly 1 x 50-minute negotiated program weekly
Enrolment not permitted
REHB8036 has been successfully completed
Familiarity in the use of literature and accessing relevant data bases including OVID Medline, CINAHL, PubMed and any others appropriate to the area of study.
Available to post graduate students only
Assignment(s); Test(s); Tutorial participation
This topic enables students from diverse professional backgrounds to consider the care of people with dementia who exhibit behaviours of concern. A broad range of factors contributing to behaviours of concern in people with dementia are examined including brain impairment, personality, the built environment and care approach. Students will address the process of exploring individual behaviours and creative responses with a non-pharmacological approach underpinned by person-centred care in the creation of dementia friendly physical and social environments.
This topic focuses on contemporary best practice principles in recognising and addressing behaviours of concern. Students will broaden their knowledge of non-pharmacological approaches to addressing such behaviours, consider the significance of personhood to best practice in dementia care and examine ways in which the built environment, organisational structures and philosophy of care can facilitate enriched environments that meet the needs of people with dementia.
Expected learning outcomes
To assess contemporary knowledge of behaviours of concern
To describe the relationship between clinical conditions, brain impairment and common characteristics of living with dementia
To discuss the role of personality in understanding behaviours of concern
To distinguish between signs of ill-being and well-being
To compare and contrast person-centred and relationship-centred dementia care
To identify organisational structures that support best practice dementia care
To complete a life history relevant to informing person-centred dementia care
To assess behaviours of concern using a needs-based problem-solving approach
To develop individualised non-pharmacological responses to meet the needs of the person with dementia
To recognise the features of the physical and social environment that can impact on behaviours of concern
To define and describe a dementia friendly environment and how it can reduce behaviours of concern.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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