Development of educational resources regarding Lewy body dementia for nurses in long-term care

Hawco, Stephanie (2016) Development of educational resources regarding Lewy body dementia for nurses in long-term care. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: Due to an aging population, rates of dementia are rising in Canada increasing the incidence of Lewy body dementia. To provide quality care to individuals with this disease, nursing staff need to be aware of evidence-based practices to ensure resident-centered care. Within Eastern Health, nursing staff in long-term care are well versed in dementia care, but there is no training specific to Lewy body dementia. Purpose: To develop educational resources related to nursing care of individuals with Lewy body dementia, to be used by nursing staff in long-term care settings to enhance resident-centered care. Methods: 1) An integrative literature review was conducted to assess relevant evidence-based information related to the nursing care of individuals with Lewy body dementia; 2) Key stakeholders, both locally and provincially, were consulted to determine relevant strategies and perspectives on nursing care of individuals with Lewy body dementia; 3) Educational resources related to Lewy body dementia were developed for nursing staff in long-term care. Results: The findings from the literature review and the consultation process guided the development of a presentation and resource manual for nursing staff in long-term care focusing specifically on Lewy body dementia. Conclusion: The proposed educational resources regarding Lewy body dementia will address the lack of awareness regarding LBD among nursing staff in LTC to improve quality of care and positively influence quality of life for residents with LBD.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13466
Item ID: 13466
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: October 2016
Date Type: Submission

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