Learning and leadership in advanced dementia care
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Evidence and practice    

Learning and leadership in advanced dementia care

Rhoda Macrae Lecturer in Dementia, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland
Francis John Raymond Duffy Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland
Margaret Brown Senior Lecturer, Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland
Barbara Lawson Care Home Manager, Meallmore Ltd, Greenock, Scotland

Why you should read this article:
  • To recognise that evidence about the required leadership skills to improve advanced dementia care is scant

  • To identify the challenges in ensuring all nurses are not only equipped with specialist knowledge and skills in advanced dementia care, but also the leadership skills to implement such care

  • To be aware of educational and training opportunities for leadership in advanced dementia care

This article, part of a series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia, considers learning and leadership. It outlines learning opportunities about advanced dementia and what developments are needed. The need for strong leadership at all levels and settings is explored along with the challenges of educating those who care for the person with advanced dementia. It also outlines educational opportunities and programmes before illustrating how one nurse leads advanced dementia care in practice.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1189

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

margaret.brown@uws.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Macrae R, Duffy FJR, Brown M et al (2020) Learning and leadership in advanced dementia care. Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1189

Published online: 07 October 2020

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