Concepts of Person Centered Care
NCCAP Approved 7.5 Hours
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “The Enduring Sense of Self in People with Alzheimer’s Disease” by Sam Fazio, and take the provided post test . You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner, a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: The reading will introduce the student to the definitions and importance of self-illustrated through research and literature. The text introduces a humanistic and individualized approach toward the concept of self and perceived “loss of self” associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Environmental and social elements of person centered caregiver approaches are outlined and discussed. The reading promotes a shift in attitude and a greater understanding of the importance of maintaining a sense of personhood in dementia care.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
Overview of Self
Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease
Physical and Social Environments that Recognize the Self
Relationships and Interactions that Support the Self
Supporting the Self in Everday Care
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 2, 5, 14
NCCAP Approval # 31271-14