Doll therapy in dementia care: evidence and practice

Author:
MITCHELL Gary
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2016
Pagination:
136
Place of publication:
London

Advocating doll therapy as an intervention for people with dementia, this book combines theory and evidence to show its many benefits and present guidelines for best-practice. Despite being widely and internationally used, doll therapy is a controversial and often misunderstood intervention. This book debunks the myths surrounding doll therapy, highlighting its proven positive impact on the well-being of people with dementia. The book gives care professionals an indispensable overview of doll therapy within the context of current advocated best practices, using original research and evidence to present the rationale of its use. The book also engages with ethical issues, ensuring that professionals are aware of the aspects of doll-therapy that may be counter-productive to person-centred care. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
dementia, evidence-based practice, play therapy, intervention;
Content type:
practice guidance
ISBN print:
9781849055703

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