Monday, 28 January 2013

The Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance is holding a Webinar

Changing the Culture of Care for Persons Living with Dementia: The first phase of The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance Culture Change Process



Space is Limited. Registration is FREE!


Darla Fortune, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program
Sacha Geer, PhD, Knowledge Translation Specialist, Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program


In this online event, aimed at practitioners and others interested in the culture change process, we talk about how the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance began the process of facilitating culture change with our partners in 3 Long-Term Care and one community based health care coalition.

This talk will detail the need for culture change, the expected benefits, and explain the first of the 5 step process that we are using to facilitate culture change in LTC and community based health care settings.  This step is called “Dawning”.  We will talk about how to start the culture change process, how to bring the right people to the table and how to create effective, empowered relationships and partnership approaches to care for individuals living with dementia, staff and family partners in care.

The work of the PiDC Alliance is guided by the theoretical foundations of Appreciative Inquiry (AI).  This approach means that we focus on identifying and building upon the positive experiences and strengths within each care setting we are exploring—a marked change from the problem oriented focus of many change processes and care approaches. At the end of this event, the participant will have a sound idea of the beginnings of the culture change process, and understand some of the speedbumps and ramps to opportunities that came from this first phase in each of our Culture Change Coalition sites.

To register complete our online registration form by clicking on the link above, or cut and paste it into your internet browser.
We ask that you only register for this event if you are certain you can attend, we also encourage participants joining from the same location or organization to share a computer, as we are imited to 100 spaces.

Thank you.


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