Developing a tool to support diagnostic delivery of dementia

Bennett, Claire E, De Boos, Danielle and Moghaddam, Nima (2018) Developing a tool to support diagnostic delivery of dementia. Dementia, 18 (7-8). pp. 2505-2525. ISSN 1471-3012

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It is increasingly recognised that there are challenges affecting the current delivery of dementia diagnoses. Steps are required to address this. Current good practice guidelines provide insufficient direction and interventions from other healthcare settings do not appear to fully translate to dementia care settings. This project has taken a sequential two-phase design to developing a tool specific to dementia diagnostic delivery. Interviews with 14 participants explored good diagnostic delivery. Thematic analysis produced key themes (overcoming barriers, navigation of multiple journeys and completing overt and covert tasks) that were used to inform the design of a tool for use by clinicians, patients and companions. The tool was evaluated for acceptability in focused group discussions with 13 participants, which indicated a desire to use the tool and that it could encourage good practice. Adaptations were highlighted and incorporated to improve acceptability. Future research is now required to further evaluate the tool.

Keywords:dementia, diagnosis disclosure, breaking bad news, qualitative
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:31159
Deposited On:06 Mar 2018 09:29

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