Promoting excellence: a framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
81
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This framework details the knowledge and skills that will inform new ways of working for all health and social services staff to ensure they enable people with dementia, and their families and carers, to maximise their rights, choices and health and wellbeing at all stages of their unique dementia journey. The framework comprises four levels of skills and knowledge. Each level defines the expertise, specific to their role in relation to dementia, that a worker must have, rather than in relation to their seniority within the organisation or their profession. The ‘Dementia Informed Practice Level’ provides the baseline knowledge and skills required by all staff working in health and social care settings including a person’s own home. The ‘Dementia Skilled Practice Level’ describes the knowledge and skills required by all staff that have direct and/or substantial contact with people with dementia and their families and carers. The ‘Enhanced Dementia Practice Level’ outlines the knowledge and skills required by health and social services staff that have more regular and intense contact with people with dementia, provide specific interventions, and/or direct/manage care and services. The ‘Expertise in Dementia Practice Level’ outlines the knowledge and skills required for health and social care staff who by virtue of their role and practice setting, play an expert specialist role in the care, treatment and support of people with dementia. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
dementia, skills, health professionals, social workers, social services, care workers;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
Scotland
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ISBN print:
9781780451947

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