Video Feedback: A Novel Application to Enhance Person-Centered Dementia Communication

AIM:

A discussion of the use of video feedback as an effective and feasible method to promote person-centered communication approaches within dementia care and long-term care.

BACKGROUND:

Effective strategies to integrate person-centred approaches into health care settings have attracted global attention and research in the past two decades. Video feedback has emerged as technique to enhance reflective learning and person-centred practice change in some care settings; however, it has not been tested in the context of person-centered dementia communication in long-term care.

DESIGN:

Discussion paper.

DATA SOURCES:

Articles dating from 1995 to 2018 retrieved via searches of the SCOPUS, CINAHL, MEDLINE and Cochrane Systematic Review databases.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING:

Inclusion of video feedback in a person-centered dementia communication intervention for nurses and other health care providers may effectively fill a gap evident in the literature. This intervention can offer feedback of enhanced quality and enduring impact on behavior change relative to traditional training.

CONCLUSION:

A critical review of empirical and theoretical evidence supports video feedback as a potential means to enhance person-centered communication within the context of dementia and long-term care. The promising benefits of video feedback present a novel research opportunity to pilot its use to enhance person-centered communication between nurses/health care providers and persons with dementia in long-term care.