Achieving dignity for older people with dementia in hospital
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Achieving dignity for older people with dementia in hospital

Jackie Bridges Senior research fellow, City University, London
Charlotte Wilkinson Senior lecturer, City University, London

The quality of care for people with dementia in general hospital settings has attracted widespread concern. While organisation-wide strategies are needed to address many of the issues, the nursing role is critical to articulating and promoting good practice. This article focuses on promoting dignity for older people with dementia and offers a number of strategies to help individual nurses and nursing teams reflect on and promote good practice.

Correspondence charlotte.wilkinson.1@city.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 25, 29,42-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.03.25.29.42.c8402

Published in print: 23 March 2011

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review