Supporting person-centred dementia care following the COVID-19 pandemic
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Supporting person-centred dementia care following the COVID-19 pandemic

Christopher Jon Waters Frailty nurse, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Taff Ely Primary Care Cluster, Wales

Why you should read this article:
  • To recognise the effects that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had on the care of people with dementia

  • To understand the importance of dementia awareness and education for nurses

  • To consider how nurses can promote person-centred dementia care in their practice

In recent years, nurses have experienced increased workplace pressures in part due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which exacerbated challenges in the delivery of person-centred dementia care. This article examines how people with dementia were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as exploring the ongoing effects on nurses and the care they provide for people with dementia. The author discusses the importance of dementia awareness and education for nurses that supports them to promote the needs of people with the condition. The article also outlines how nurse leaders can promote person-centred care for people with dementia through reflection and clinical supervision.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11876

Peer review

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

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Correspondence

christopher.waters@wales.nhs.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Waters CJ (2022) Supporting person-centred dementia care following the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2022.e11876

Published online: 01 November 2022

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