Agenda 12nov2019 PhD defense Elena Mariani

Elena Mariani LET ME PARTICIPATE: Using shared decision-making to involve persons with dementia in care planning in long-term care

This thesis concerns the development and implementation of a shared decision-making framework in Dutch and Italian long-term care settings to support the implementation of a more personalized care planning process.

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Elena Mariani LET ME PARTICIPATE: Using shared decision-making to involve persons with dementia in care planning in long-term care

This thesis concerns the development and implementation of a shared decision-making framework in Dutch and Italian long-term care settings to support the implementation of a more personalized care planning process. It emerges that it is feasible to involve people with dementia in care conversations and that it leads to the improvement of personalization of their care documentation. In fact, more personalized care plans in which measurable goals and actions which reflect the residents nursing and psychosocial preferences are documented, were developed. This research wants to support a real person-centered care in nursing home, suggesting that it should not be possible to develop a personal care plan if the person himself, and the family caregiver is not included at any stage in care planning. Engagement should be considered as a fundamental value in itself. Joint decision-making confirms that people with dementia are also people.

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 12 November 2019
  • Time: 11.00 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

Biography

Elena Mariani (1984) studied psychology at the University of Bologna and obtained her master degree in 2009.

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Biography

Elena Mariani (1984) studied psychology at the University of Bologna and obtained her master degree in 2009. In 2014 she became a psychotherapist. The research in this thesis was conducted at the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ healthcare) in Nijmegen and at the department of Psychology in Bologna. Currently, Elena works in a hospital-based memory clinic in Forlì.
 


Promotor

  • Promotors: prof. M.J.F.J. Vernooij-Dassen and prof. R.T.C.M. Koopmans
  • Co-promotors: prof. Y.M.P. Engels and R. Chattat PhD

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