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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016.
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© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. Background: The conceptualisation and development of the role of Dementia Champions in clinical practice is ongoing, and dementia specific training has a significant impact on the scope of the role. Aim: This survey aimed to elicit Dementia Champions’ views on their role and associated training needs. Methods: Data were collected via an online survey. Findings: Of 188, 34 Dementia Champions (response rate 18%) participated. Most perceived dementia awareness training as useful, but limited. Areas suggested for further development were context specific skills training, education programmes that were formally recognised, and clarification around the expectations of the role. Conclusion: Expectations of ‘champion roles’ in dementia need to be re-visited, specifically in relation to the remit of the role and the level of education, preparation and support required for Dementia Champions to become change agents in dementia care.
Author(s): Mayrhofer A, Goodman C, Smeeton N
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/09/2016
Online publication date: 09/02/2016
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
Date deposited: 06/04/2021
ISSN (print): 1471-3012
ISSN (electronic): 1741-2684
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
PubMed id: 26862129
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