Dementia and personhood: a focus for care?

@article{Jenkins1996DementiaAP,
  title={Dementia and personhood: a focus for care?},
  author={David F. L. Jenkins and Brian Price},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={84-90}
}
The philosophy of nursing emphasizes the importance of holistic care delivered to an individual and their significant others through a shared understanding of the person. Dementia, however, strikes at the very nature of personhood, and carers are challenged to re-evaluate how care can be adjusted to help preserve dignity and independence during a very variable span of deteriorating mental function. This paper explores the impact of dementia on patients and carers through the meanings of self… CONTINUE READING

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