Theme 2: Empowering practitioners in training
Medical, nursing and paramedic students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the University of Surrey have, as part of their curriculum, visited a person with dementia and their family at least three times a year for two years of their training. Learning has also been be consolidated through individual reflection and group work, and an inter-disciplinary stakeholder conference.
This initiative called ‘Time for Dementia’ is supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, Sussex Partnership and Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trusts has provided a unique longitudinal experience for students of what it is like to live with dementia. The evaluation has been assessing a range of outcomes and experiences for students, individuals with dementia and their families, and results will be available in March 2018.
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