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Journal Article October 1, 2018

Exploring Certified Nurse Aide Perspectives on Caring for Residents with Dementia

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Exploring Certified Nurse Aide Perspectives on Caring for Residents with Dementia This study explores certified nursing assistant (CNA) needs, caregiving styles, and experiences of working with residents with dementia through qualitative interviews with 20 CNAs from the southern U.S. To see the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

CNAs are tasked with providing the majority of care to residents with dementia in long-term care.
Caring for residents with dementia is challenging and unpredictable.
Proficiency, confidence, and empowerment are key to CNA success in providing dementia care.
 
About The Author

Elizabeth M. Long, Jamie H. Azios, Stephanie Richings (Annals of Long-term Care)

(Annals of Long-term Care)

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