Chapter 10. Palliative Care for People who have Dementia

  1. Elaine Stevens programme leader Chair2,
  2. Susan Jackson lecturer programme leader Chair Nurse Specialist3 and
  3. Stuart Milligan PhD nurse Lecturer4
  1. Stephen D. M. Smith Clinical Nurse Specialist Chair

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch10

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

How to Cite

Smith, S. D. M. (2009) Palliative Care for People who have Dementia, in Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care (eds E. Stevens, S. Jackson and S. Milligan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Ayrshire Hospice and The University of The West of Scotland, UK

  2. 3

    School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery of the University of West of Scotland, UK

  3. 4

    University of the West of Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Napier University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169974

Online ISBN: 9781444322705

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Keywords:

  • Background information;
  • Palliative dementia care in practice;
  • Needs assessment aims and process;
  • Identified needs and evidence – person-centred care;
  • Management of pain and distress;
  • Assessing and managing distress;
  • End of life care for people with a dementia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning outcomes

  • Background information

  • Palliative dementia care in practice

  • Needs assessment aims and process

  • Identified needs and evidence – person-centred care

  • Management of pain and distress

  • Carer support

  • End of life care for people with a dementia

  • Conclusion

  • References