The purpose of this educational resource is to illustrate that by using a more person-centred care approach, undergraduate healthcare students can improve both the quality of their practice and the wellbeing of the person with dementia. The educational resource consists of a multidisciplinary DVD with a supporting workbook based on the work of Professor Tom Kitwood (1997) and Professor Dawn Brooker (2007).

 

Categorisation of Interactions
by Professor Tom Kitwood

Positive Person Work (PPW)

Malignant Social Psychology (MSP)

Celebration

Accusation

Collaboration

Banishment

Creation

Disempowerment

Facilitation

Disparagement

Giving

Disruption

Holding

Ignoring

Negotiation

Imposition

Play

Infantilisation

Recognition

Intimidation

Relaxation

Invalidation

Timalation

Labelling

Validation

Mockery

Objectification

Outpacing

Stigmatisation

Treachery

Withholding

(Kitwood, 1997)