This authoritative collection sets out the critical role and application of evaluation in identifying and developing good practice in a range of dementia care settings. The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions on evaluating aspects of dementia care ranging from life story work and environmental considerations to medication and dementia care mapping is a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care. Practical and theoretical, this wide-ranging text is essential reading for dementia care practitioners at all levels, as well as students and researchers interested in dementia care practice.
Contents: Acknowledgements. Part One: Contexts of Evaluating Dementia Care. 1. What is Evaluation? Anthea Innes and Louise McCabe, both at the University of Stirling, UK. 2. Problems in Evaluating Dementia Care. Caroline Cantley, University of Northumbria, UK. 3. Internal versus External Evaluation. Carolyn Lechner, Case Western University, Ohio, USA. 4. The Policy Context For Evaluating Dementia Care. Louise McCabe. Part Two: Evaluating Dementia Care: Practicalities and Reflections. 5. Evaluating Technology For Dementia Care. Alison Bowes, University of Stirling, UK. 6. Evaluating Long Stay Care Settings: The Environment. Helle Wijk, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 7. Evaluating Long Stay Care Settings: A Study of a Life Review and Life Storybook Project. Faith Gibson, University of Ulster, Ireland, Barbara Haight and Yvonne Michel, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. 8. Evaluating Long Stay Settings: Reflections on the Process with Particular Reference to Dementia Care Mapping. Anthea Innes and Fiona Kelly, both at the University of Stirling, UK. 9. Evaluating Long Stay Interventions: Concealment of Medication. Oyvind Kirkevold, Norwegian Centre for Dementia Research, Norway. 10. Evaluating the Experience of People with Dementia in Decision-Making in Health and Social Care. Jeanne Tyrrell, University of Grenoble, France. Part Three: Future Challenges in Evaluating Dementia Care. 11. Ethics, Evaluation and Dementia. Julie Christie, East Dunbartonshire Council, UK. 12. User Involvement in Evaluations. Charlie Murphy, Coordinator of the Glasgow Access Panel, UK. 13. Evaluation of Dementia Care in Resource-Scarce Settings. Jurate Macijauskiene, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania. 14. Building on the Lessons of Evaluations. Louise McCabe and Anthea Innes. Index.