Communication in Dementia Care
Communication in Dementia Care 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Catrin Hedd Jones
• Communication as a physical process and profound social activity. • Recognition of the physical, social, psychological and cultural barriers that prevent effective communication. • Promotion of engagement through communication and the recognition of factors leading to dis-engagement. • Understanding and applying the theory and practice of person centeredness to the task and process of assessment. • Ethical issues and ethical reasoning in practice with reference to potential for abuse: empowerment, autonomy and rights
-threshold -Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Basic understanding of professional accountability issues. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of C- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module. -good -Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria. -excellent -Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
- Critically analyse the barriers to effective communication with and by people affected by dementia including one’s own communication processes. Apply sound, evidence based arguments as to how barriers may be overcome in order to support people affected by dementia.
- Demonstrate critical skills in effective and sensitive communication with those affected by dementia (verbal, non-verbal, written).
- Evaluate the extent to which the physical and pathological features of dementia impact upon the mechanics and processes of communication.
- Synthesise the principles which underpin the concepts of person and relationship -centred support.