Improving the quality and humanity of hospital care for people living with dementia.
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Learning Articles

Our series of Learning Articles will explore information and links related to improving the care and humanity of people living with dementia.

Packed with easily accessible, research-led advice, guidance and practice tips to help improve the quality and humanity of hospital care for people living with dementia.

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Bite-sized Video Clips

Learning Videos

Watch our bite sized videos for ideas, advice and practical tips on how to improve the care and humanity of people living with dementia.
Doing the ‘pad round’ is inappropriate at the best of times.
Inappropriate clothing can impact on an individual’s dignity and right to personhood.
This short video depicts both men and women using terms for going to the toilet.
Press Releases

Latest News

Continence Report Published

Our latest report carried out by Professor Katie Featherstone and Dr Andy Northcott, and a wider interdisciplinary team presents the findings of our latest new ethnographic research, Understanding how to facilitate continence for people with dementia in acute hospital setting.

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Wandering the Wards

Published November 2020 as part of the Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology series, Wandering the wards and is an open access publication available free to download.

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You all have important stories to share. You may be living with dementia, a career or family member, or someone working in health or social care

Care & Humanity

Research Programme

Our research programme addressed a pressing healthcare challenge: the need to improve the quality (effectiveness, humanity and equity) of care for people living with dementia during an unscheduled hospital admission.

Dementia & Continence

Understanding how to facilitate continence for people with dementia in acute hospital settings: raising awareness and improving care.

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Restrictive Practices Study

Understanding the everyday use of restrictive practices in the care of people living with dementia during a hospital admission: reducing inappropriate use, identifying good practice and alternative approaches to reduce risk and improve care.

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Resistance Study

Underserved and overlooked: Investigating the management of refusal of care in people with dementia admitted to hospital with an acute condition.

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Stories of Dementia

Katie Featherstone

Professor of Sociology and Medicine and Director of the Geller Institute of Ageing and Memory, University of West London

Professor Featherstone’s programme of research examines institutional cultures of care, to address a pressing NHS challenge: the need to improve the quality and humanity of care people living with dementia receive in hospital.

Funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR HS&DR programme), which delivers research for the Department of Health and Social Care, Professor Featherstone’s detailed ethnographic research involves observing everyday care in hospital wards across England and Wales.

She has examined the management of refusal of care (13/10/80: 2015-2017), continence care (15/136/67: 2017-2020), with her forthcoming project examining the use of restraint in hospital care (NIHR132903: 2022- 2025).

This programme of work provides the evidence base, which is being used to inform public policy and delivering training, education, and improvement strategies within NHS hospitals. Her strategy of knowledge transfer is identified as notable practice by the NIHR.