Authors

Katie Hill

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

Nursing students can benefit from simulated role rehearsals to enhance communication skills to use with patients that have dementia. Dementia causes decline in executive functioning, cognitive impairment, and brain changes that can lead to personality changes and challenging behaviors (McCance & Huether, 2012), which may require innovative care strategies. Dementia also causes changes in the brain that affect communication (McKay & Hanzaker, 2013). Patients with dementia may need multiple techniques and approaches when it comes to communicating throughout the lifespan of their illness, and working with this population is becoming increasingly common due to the influx of elderly patients in the healthcare system.

Subjects

Dementia; Dementia--Nursing; Dementia--Patients--Care

Publication Information

NRS 591: Nursing Education in the Academic Environment Practicum, Scholarly Project.

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Peer-Reviewed

No

Document Type

Master's Project

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Nursing Commons

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