My PhD aims to identify the key features of a relationship-based practice for older people with dementia, to examine innovative approaches in social care and to develop policy and practice relevant evidence that supports replicable application of relationship-centred practice. Additionally, the project aims to explore how practitioners balance rights, risks and responsibilities when caring for an older person with dementia that is allied to a person-centred approach, within the context of increasing bureaucratic procedures and processes within social care. The project will be co-produced with people affected by dementia to ensure they are recognised as equal and active stakeholders.
Start date:October 2015
Research Topic:Redefining Professional Boundaries - Relationship Centred Practice in the Care for Older People with Dementia
Research pathway:Social Work and Social Care
Research Supervisor:Prof Judith Phillips
Supervising school:College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship