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Dementia, decision aids and general practice

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Abstract


  • e needs that accompany dementia, general practitioners (GPs) will be increasingly called upon to address a range of challenging clinical issues.

    Objective: This article offers an introduction to the use of decision aids by GPs when caring for patients with dementia (or their carers). In addition, obstacles that can arise during the development of dementia-related decision aids are explored.

    Discussion: A person-centred approach to people with dementia is a worthy goal. Decision aids are evidence-based tools that help patients (and carers) participate in choosing among healthcare options. Several existing high-quality, dementia-related decision aids are of relevance to the primary care setting. However, there is a need for additional research to develop decision aids which address a broader range of issues pertinent to dementia.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Carmody, J., Traynor, V. & Steele, A. (2015). Dementia, decision aids and general practice. Australian Family Physician, 44 (5), 307-310.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84929728922

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3881&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2859

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 307

End Page


  • 310

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • e needs that accompany dementia, general practitioners (GPs) will be increasingly called upon to address a range of challenging clinical issues.

    Objective: This article offers an introduction to the use of decision aids by GPs when caring for patients with dementia (or their carers). In addition, obstacles that can arise during the development of dementia-related decision aids are explored.

    Discussion: A person-centred approach to people with dementia is a worthy goal. Decision aids are evidence-based tools that help patients (and carers) participate in choosing among healthcare options. Several existing high-quality, dementia-related decision aids are of relevance to the primary care setting. However, there is a need for additional research to develop decision aids which address a broader range of issues pertinent to dementia.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Carmody, J., Traynor, V. & Steele, A. (2015). Dementia, decision aids and general practice. Australian Family Physician, 44 (5), 307-310.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84929728922

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3881&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2859

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 307

End Page


  • 310

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Australia