Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First

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Open University Press, 1 jan. 1997 - 160 pagina's
Tom Kitwood breaks new ground in this book. Many of the older ideas about dementia are subjected to critical scrutiny and reappraisal, drawing on research evidence, logical analysis and the author's own experience. The unifying theme is the personhood of men and women who have dementia - an issue that was grossly neglected for many years both in psychiatry and care practice. Each chapter provides a definitive statement on a major topic related to dementia, for example: the nature of 'organic mental impairment', the experience of dementia, the agenda for care practice, and the transformation of the culture of care.

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As seen in the title, this book justifies how important it is to treat an individual with dementia as a unique person with dignity, rather than an object of treatment. The book was written almost 20 years ago, but it is still valuable. Volledige review lezen

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Dementia as a psychiatric category
20
How personhood is undermined
37
Personhood maintained
54
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Over de auteur (1997)

Tom Kitwood is currently the Leader of Bradford Dementia Group and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bradford. He has worked with and for people with dementia for over ten years, and has a rich experience also in training related to dementia care. His many publications in this field are widely known.

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