Person-centred care (PCC) acknowledges the individual values, personal history and personality of people living with dementia, and recognizes their right to dignity, respect, and full participation. Researchers in Norway investigated the association between PCC and organizational and staff characteristics within nursing homes. They surveyed 1,161 staff members from 175 different care units, and also examined data about physical environments and organizational structures. They concluded that staff within homes that provide higher levels of PCC experience greater job satisfaction, less role conflict and a higher perception of mastery. Higher levels of PCC were also associated with empowering leadership, an environment that embraces innovation, positive perceptions of teamwork, and physical spaces designed for people with dementia.
SOURCE: International Psychogeriatrics, September 2018
DATE Retrieved: September 26, 2018