Dallas Campus (Online)
Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Faisal H. Aboul-Enein
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
The purpose of this research study was to identify the relationship between nursing education and nurses’ knowledge of dementia and dementia care in a long-term care setting. Residents of long-term care settings who have dementia often have behavior problems that affect their quality of life, psychosocial dynamics, and the requirements of their nursing care. The effectiveness of the nursing care delivered to nursing home residents with dementia and behavior problems makes a crucial difference in their quality of life. Best practice nursing to promote optimal dementia care uses nonpharmacological interventions and avoids unnecessary psychotropic medication in residents with age-related dementia and behavior problems. This research study showed that effective nursing education improved nursing staff’s Dementia Knowledge Assessment Tool Version Two scores, indicating increases in nursing knowledge of dementia and dementia care. That is, with education, students had an increased understanding of dementia care, communication, and teamwork ethics.
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Weaver, Sun O., "Evidence-Based Nursing Education on Dementia and Dementia Care" (2020). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 235.