Allow Nurses with Dementia to Continue Working

May 16, 2017

(BBC) – Nurses who have dementia should be supported to continue their work for as long as they are able, a nursing union has agreed. The decision was taken in a vote at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual Congress in Liverpool. The nurse who proposed the idea said reasonable adjustments could be made to the job for colleagues with dementia. The plan was controversial though, with some members arguing it could put patients at risk. A dementia nurse from London, Jo James, suggested developing an RCN strategy for supporting colleagues with the condition.

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