Delivering Dignity Initiative Projects Published

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This month the Queen’s Nursing Institute for Scotland (QNIS) updated its website to give each of the Delivering Dignity projects their own, individual page. These have now all gone live signalling the end of the six projects that were selected for funding. Two of these projects were conducted by staff within the School, so congratulations are due to  Professor Belinda Dewar and Tamsin MacBride who used a number of methods including observation and stories to try to capture interactions within a local care home that worked well in promoting a sense of dignity for residents, families and staff. These were fed back to people involved and they explored with explored with them how to help excellent interactions happen more of the time. For more details about there work see  http://www.qnis.org.uk/resources/delivering-dignity/caring-conversations/

Congratulations also to Margaret Brown, Hazel McWhinnie, Janice McAlister and our former Professor Dr. Pauline Banks who worked with the staff of Erskine Care Home to use all five senses to enhance the eating and drinking experience of people with advanced dementia helping to find new ways to guide staff in assisting the person to eat and drink. To find out more about this project go to http://www.qnis.org.uk/resources/delivering-dignity/food-for-thought/

For all the information about this QNIS initiative and to download the report featured in the picture visit:

 http://www.qnis.org.uk/resources/delivering-dignity/