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'This book is a tribute to expert nursing. It should be seen as a celebration of all that is good in nursing. It also sets out the path for nursing that is centred on relationships - the essence of person-centred nursing is based on the quality of relationships both between nurse the client and others and also between nurses their colleagues and peers. Increasingly it is a challenge for nurses to hold on to humanistic care when we practice in a world of healthcare which is performance and fiscally driven. The concept of partnership and reciprocity runs through the book like a golden thread gleaming in a rich tapestry of person-centred practice expressed via the perspectives of the contributors. Expert practitioners working with people who have dementia have led the way in the development of person centred practice.' Pauline Ford Advisor in Gerontological Nursing Royal College of Nursing 'This book is a compendium of contemporary dementia care practice. It provides knowledge that is the foundation for a clear path to successful care outcomes. It clearly leaves no room for the ignorance that produced the uncertainty and inconsistency of past practices. If dementia can be likened to a journey of highs and lows this book shows us how to eliminate the negatives and accentuate the positives.' Bob Price Director Alzheimer Education Australia
"'This modest volume gives the knowledge and the core skills set that can help you access that privileged state of connecting at such a deep level with people who were strangers before they arrived. It helps us ordinary health care people bring a little of the ideal into this imperfect world, and it helps us to participate in and share and pass on those moments of spiritual wealth. Now in its third edition, this volume has continued to evolve, because we all do and the places we live always change. This edition is perfect for where we are now' Linda Emmanuel, in the Foreword"
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st February 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition