The facilitators of communication with people with dementia in a care setting: an interview study with healthcare workers

Stanyon,, Miriam Ruth and Griffiths, Amanda and Thomas,, Shirley A. and Gordon,, Adam Lee (2016) The facilitators of communication with people with dementia in a care setting: an interview study with healthcare workers. Age and Ageing, 45 (1). pp. 164-170. ISSN 0002-0729

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Abstract

Objectives: to describe the views of healthcare workers on the facilitators of communication with people with dementia in a care setting.

Design: thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews.

Setting: all participants were interviewed in their place of work.

Participants: sixteen healthcare workers whose daily work involves interacting with people with dementia.

Results: four overarching categories of themes were identified from the interviews that impact on communication: the attributes of a care worker, communication strategies used, organisational factors and the physical characteristics of the care environment.

Conclusion: many strategies used by healthcare workers to facilitate communication have not yet been studied in the research literature. Participants’ views on training should be incorporated into future dementia training programmes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: dementia, communication, thematic analysis, care workers, care homes, older people
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afv161
Depositing User: Gohil, Rita
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 14:33
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 09:03
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31654

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