Evaluation of a dementia training workshop for health and social care staff in rural Scotland Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This short project report presents an evaluation of a training workshop for health and social-care staff working in one of the most rural areas in Scotland. The objective was to explore the learning needs and outcomes of training participants delivering services to people with dementia in a rural area. The training workshop encouraged health and social-care staff to discuss key challenges they experienced in their dementia care practice, as well as providing information on dementia care, services and rural dementia research. In a post-training evaluation, despite barriers to implementing learning, participants rated their satisfaction with the workshop as high overall. Further training needs identified included: how to recognise dementia, what the diagnostic process entails, and the management of challenging behaviour. Health and social-care staff in rural areas of Scotland require further training on specific issues related to dementia to enable them to be confident in in the diagnostic process and delivery of post-diagnostic dementia services.

publication date

  • April 28, 2011