Kitwood outlined a number of principles which would help health care professionals to meet the five psychological needs we talked about in an earlier topic.
Checkpoint- (can this be out in a pop up box?)
Take a few minutes to write these down and then move on.
Can you name Kitwood’s five psychological needs?
Principles of person centred care
- Learning about the history of the person
- Developing genuine relationships between people with dementia and their families
- Promoting physical and emotional comfort
- Respecting the choices of people with dementia and their families.