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Scoping the Role of the Dementia Nurse Specialist in Acute Care

Scoping the Role of the Dementia Nurse Specialist in Acute Care
Scoping the Role of the Dementia Nurse Specialist in Acute Care
This report explores evidence to identify the potential benefits and to inform the implementation of dementia specialist nursing roles to support people with dementia during admission to hospital. It shows a business case exists for developing a dementia specialist nurse role in the United Kingdom. The evidence suggests that a properly trained and educated dementia specialist nurse, undertaking a clearly defined role, and working directly with people with dementia and their carers for a significant proportion of the time, could benefit people with dementia in hospitals. If these benefits addressed only a fraction of the excess stays experienced by people with dementia, a significant return on investment could be obtained. A reduction in hospital stay by one day on average could achieve an annual return on investment of 37%, with a net saving of nearly £11,000,000 nationally.
specialist nurse, dementia, economics, effectiveness, review
University of Southampton
Griffiths, Peter
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Bridges, Jackie
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Sheldon, Helen
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Bartlett, Ruth
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Hunt, Katherine J.
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Bartlett, Ruth
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Griffiths, Peter, Bridges, Jackie, Sheldon, Helen, Bartlett, Ruth and Hunt, Katherine J. (2013) Scoping the Role of the Dementia Nurse Specialist in Acute Care Southampton, GB. University of Southampton

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Abstract

This report explores evidence to identify the potential benefits and to inform the implementation of dementia specialist nursing roles to support people with dementia during admission to hospital. It shows a business case exists for developing a dementia specialist nurse role in the United Kingdom. The evidence suggests that a properly trained and educated dementia specialist nurse, undertaking a clearly defined role, and working directly with people with dementia and their carers for a significant proportion of the time, could benefit people with dementia in hospitals. If these benefits addressed only a fraction of the excess stays experienced by people with dementia, a significant return on investment could be obtained. A reduction in hospital stay by one day on average could achieve an annual return on investment of 37%, with a net saving of nearly £11,000,000 nationally.

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Published date: March 2013
Keywords: specialist nurse, dementia, economics, effectiveness, review
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 349714
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/349714
PURE UUID: bc6fbf88-83d6-496c-90d8-e9960713d48f
ORCID for Peter Griffiths: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2439-2857
ORCID for Jackie Bridges: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6776-736X
ORCID for Ruth Bartlett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3412-2300
ORCID for Katherine J. Hunt: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6173-7319

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2013 11:42
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:33

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