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  • Person-Centred Dementia Care: Making Services Better

    Dawn Brooker

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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Pub

    Release Date : 2006-12-15

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  • ISBN : 1843103370

    Author : Dawn Brooker

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  • The term person-centred care has been widely used, misused and ill defined. It is used frequently inthe aims and objectives for dementia care services and provision, although in practice what liesbehind the rhetoric can be questionable. This book gives fresh definition to the important ideasbehind and the implementation of person centred care for people with dementia. Dawn Brookerexplains the four key elements of person centred care that comprise the VIPS model: Valuing peoplewith dementia and those who care for them (V); treating people as Individuals (I); looking at the worldfrom the Perspective of the person with dementia (P); and a positive Social environment in which theperson living with dementia can experience relative well being (S). With an emphasis on practicalapplication, Person Centred Dementia Care provides care organisations with clear, accessibleguidelines on how to put the VIPS model into operation for effective care that is 'fit for VIPs'. Part 2 ofthe book comprises the VIPS organisational reflection tool, which care providers can use to assesshow well they think they are doing at providing person-centred care. This will be essential reading forpractitioners working with and policy makers responsible for people with dementia at all levels.

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