New resource to make hospitals dementia-friendly

dementia_action_allianceD:Kit A self assessment resource to support hospitals in becoming dementia-friendly

From the Dementia

 Action Alliance DAA,
http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/dkit (republished in the Quality & Service Improvement newsfeed)
“This resource should provide everything you need to get you started on your journey to becoming dementia friendly and to deliver on our shared purpose.

‘To enable people with dementia to experience high quality care in acute hospitals and support them, their families, carers and staff to have the confidence to champion best practice and create a culture of excellence’

You can download the D:KIT, including this introduction, or carry on reading the introduction below. You may also want to bookmark theD:KIT resource page which may be helpful when you work with the kit.”

The D:KIT is presented in 5 Domains (each one of these is related to and informed by the RCN SPACE principles).

SPACE Image

Each domain is broken down into 4 sections:

  • Section 1 – self assessment questions
  • Section 2 – NICE standards
  • Section 3 – examples of evidence you could use
  • Section 4 – resources that will be of further help to you

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