Supporting the spiritual needs of people with dementia in residential aged care

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Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 2018, 30 (3), pp. 234 - 250
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© 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis. Objective: To describe how an Australian age care provider, BaptistCare NSW & ACT, has embraced the National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care for people with dementia. Method: A 12-month study was conducted in 19 Baptistcare residential homes, including 14 dementia units. Data were obtained from selected items of the Person-Centred Environment and Care Assessment Tool using interviews, observation, and document review. Results: The person-centred approach was instituted in adhering to the Guidelines for people with dementia. Conclusion: The person-centred approach assists in actioning the Guidelines for people with dementia.
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