Issues in dementia care and communication

Issues in” rel=”nofollow”>in dementia care and communication

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Assessment item 2 – Watch

Application of learnin” rel=”nofollow”>ings to a case study
Length: 3000 words plus or min” rel=”nofollow”>inus 500 words
Case study

You are a senior worker at a residential facility.
A resident (any name or gender you choose) has dementia. Staff are complain” rel=”nofollow”>inin” rel=”nofollow”>ing that he or she is ‘wanderin” rel=”nofollow”>ing’ and ‘tryin” rel=”nofollow”>ing to escape’. When stopped he or she may be aggressive, in” rel=”nofollow”>includin” rel=”nofollow”>ing pushin” rel=”nofollow”>ing and verbal abuse but then may become very quiet and withdrawn.
You have heard some staff in” rel=”nofollow”>in the handover say the resident needs to be sedated.
You have decided to write an essay about this case for your subject; anonymously of course. You also plan to use the essay to help you lead a team discussion at the upcomin” rel=”nofollow”>ing monthly professional development meetin” rel=”nofollow”>ing. In preparation for the essay, you have asked the staff on your shift to record an ABC Chart that you will use in” rel=”nofollow”>in your overall analysis.
As mentioned your person is located in” rel=”nofollow”>in a residential facility

2. Special needs,
The client is part of a special needs group, so fin” rel=”nofollow”>ind some specific research/gray literature about dementia and this special need. You must in” rel=”nofollow”>include one of the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing characteristics:
an Aborigin” rel=”nofollow”>inal or Torres Strait Islander person
a prisoner with dementia
a transgender person (n.b. transgender should be used as an adjective, not as a noun)
a person with history of domestic violence or sexual abuse
a person who follows the Muslim faith
a person with a life-long in” rel=”nofollow”>intellectual disability or younger person with dementia
For this exercise, you are to write your essay in” rel=”nofollow”>in three parts.
1. An ABC Assessment chart
You provide an ABC Chart in” rel=”nofollow”>in a table format with at least three entries. This is a min” rel=”nofollow”>inimal aspect of the essay, it is to get a feel for chartin” rel=”nofollow”>ing only. Submission of the chart results in” rel=”nofollow”>in a pass for this part of the assessment. Three lin” rel=”nofollow”>ine items are sufficient. The chart cannot in” rel=”nofollow”>inform your entire essay as you will only have three entries.

2. Use an essay format
Your document is written in” rel=”nofollow”>in essay style. Headin” rel=”nofollow”>ings are permitted.
Include a holistic assessment based on the subject material provided in” rel=”nofollow”>in Interact2, the readin” rel=”nofollow”>ings provided as well as your own research. You will need to in” rel=”nofollow”>include how you will address your client’s special needs. You should take a biopsychosocial approach (in” rel=”nofollow”>includin” rel=”nofollow”>ing environmental aspects where appropriate). This ensures that you consider a broad range of factors that may impact on the resident’s behaviour.
3. Reflection – Not in” rel=”nofollow”>included in” rel=”nofollow”>in word count. This must be attempted. Approximately 400 words. This component is awarded 5% and is not graded. This section of the assignment encourages you to reflect on your learnin” rel=”nofollow”>ing from undertakin” rel=”nofollow”>ing this task.
What did you learn while doin” rel=”nofollow”>ing this essay?
What difficulties did you encounter?
How will you use what you have learned?
No references are required as this is a reflective piece.
Rationale
This assignment assists the student apply learnin” rel=”nofollow”>ing to practice with particular emphasis on distressed behaviour. The student will apply critical thin” rel=”nofollow”>inkin” rel=”nofollow”>ing skills to a case study by conductin” rel=”nofollow”>ing an in” rel=”nofollow”>investigation in” rel=”nofollow”>into a workplace
in” rel=”nofollow”>incident. The student will consider the situation holistically and make observations and recommendations about the situation.

This assessment relates to aspects of the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing Learnin” rel=”nofollow”>ing Outcomes:
be able to apply knowledge of the demographics, in” rel=”nofollow”>incidence and causes of dementia
analyse the role of behaviour as a form of communication in” rel=”nofollow”>in dementia
demonstrate an understandin” rel=”nofollow”>ing of the diverse social and emotional responses to dementia manifested by in” rel=”nofollow”>individuals, carers and society, and their impact on care practices
be able to adapt care strategies to meet the needs of diverse cohorts of people with dementia
develop collaborative care strategies that recognise the roles of families and carers
demonstrate an understandin” rel=”nofollow”>ing of the importance of care environment and culture in” rel=”nofollow”>in in” rel=”nofollow”>influencin” rel=”nofollow”>ing behaviour of people with dementia
understand and apply appropriate ethical, human rights and legal frameworks to the care of people with dementia

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