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Caring for People with Dementia: a clinical practice guideline for the radiography workforce

Published: 
20 May, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1-909802-50-6
Edition: 
2nd Edition

Summary

Caring for people with Dementia: a clinical practice guideline for the radiography workforce (imaging and radiotherapy) is a comprehensive and evidence-based document. It has a set of recommendations for the whole radiographic workforce caring for people with dementia and carers when undergoing imaging and/or radiotherapy. It has been developed systematically using the best available evidence from research and expert opinion, including service users, and subjected to peer professional, lay and external review. 

The guideline has recommendations for good practice for individual members of the radiographic workforce, service managers, academic institutions and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

As a whole, this guideline acts to highlight to practitioners that to offer the best service and healthcare outcomes for people with dementia and carers, care must be tailored to the needs of the invidual. 

There have been minor changes to the language used in this second edition, which emphasises the ability of and need for people with dementia to continue to live well with a good quality of meaningful life.

Summary for person-centered dementia care

The Society and College of Radiographers. Caring for people with Dementia: a clinical practice guideline for the radiography workforce (imaging and radiotherapy) (2020) 2nd edition. London: SCoR.

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