Maintaining my relative’s personhood: A mixed method design

Leah, Vicki (2019) Maintaining my relative’s personhood: A mixed method design. Doctoral thesis, Buckinghamshire New University (Awarded by Coventry University).

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Background: Tom Kitwood’s theory of dementia care centres on the concept that personhood is maintained and promoted through person centred care, and when personhood is maintained the person is more likely to experience well-being. Nursing has adopted Kitwood’s theory across most specialities, particularly dementia care, and it is now a major part of the education curriculum, policies and guidelines. Family caregivers are increasingly seen on acute hospital wards providing direct care mostly helping their relative in regard to eating and drinking. The assumption is that a family caregiver would instinctively practice person centred care, yet in reality relatives do not always implement the model as defined by Kitwood. This study was developed to explore the transferability of person-centred care in a family context.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Keywords: Dementia, Analytic Induction, Person Centered Care, Tom Kitwood
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 12:21
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 12:21

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