How can I ensure dementia care is evidence-based?
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How can I ensure dementia care is evidence-based?

Julie Willoughby Nurse consultant, Dementia services at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Wolverhampton

The critically appraised topic approach is being used in dementia care to help ensure clinical practice is based on the most up-to-date evidence

As with any area of clinical practice, providing safe, effective and high-quality dementia care should be based on the best available research evidence. However, traditional, outdated practice often continues regardless of new or updated findings, with the justification: ‘This is the way it’s always been done.’

Nursing Older People. 32, 4, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.32.4.13.s6

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