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									NZQA registered unit standard                                                    23922 version 2
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Title             Demonstrate knowledge of effects of dementia and how to manage
                  them, for those caring for a person living with dementia

Level             4                            Credits           4


Purpose                      People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the
                             potential effects of providing care on people who are caring for
                             a person living with dementia; manage the effects of providing
                             care for a person living with dementia; describe support and
                             advocacy services for family/whānau of a person living with
                             dementia; and describe support and advocacy services for
                             health care workers providing care for people living with
                             dementia.


Classification               Health, Disability, and Aged Support > Older Persons' Health
                             and Wellbeing


Available grade              Achieved


Explanatory notes

1       Legislation and codes relevant to this unit standard include:
        Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services
        Consumers’ Rights) Regulations 1996;
        Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001;
        Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992;
        Human Rights Act 1993;
        Privacy Act 1993;
        Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.

2       New Zealand Standards relevant to this unit standard include:
        NZS 8134.0:2008 Health and disability services Standards – Health and disability
        services (general) Standard;
        NZS 8134.1:2008 Health and disability services Standards – Health and disability
        services (core) Standards;
        NZS 8134.2:2008 Health and disability services Standards – Health and disability
        services (restraint minimisation and safe practice) Standards;
        NZS 8158:2003 Home and Community Support Sector Standard;
        SNZ HB 8134.5:2005 Health and Disability Sector Standards – Proposed Audit
        Workbook and Guidance for Residential Services for People with Dementia;
        SNZ HB 8134.6:2006 Best Practice Guidance for Community Services for People
        with Dementia and Proposed Audit Workbook;
        SNZ HB 8163:2005 Indicators for Safe Aged-care and Dementia-care for
        Consumers; available at http://www.standards.co.nz/.




Community Support Services ITO Limited                    New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2011
SSB Code 101814
NZQA registered unit standard                                                   23922 version 2
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3     This unit standard may be assessed against in a simulated environment.
      Assessment may be based on a case study, or on actual people, or on a combination
      of the two.

4     Definitions
      Dementia is a term that covers a group of different illnesses with a progressive and
      irreversible loss of mental functioning resulting in a decline in the person’s ability to
      think, reason, and remember. A feature of dementia is the individual and changing
      nature of the cognitive, functional, behavioural, and psychological effects that occur.
      Organisation’s policies and procedures are the policies and procedures of the
      employing organisation of the candidate and include ethical codes, standards, and
      other organisational requirements.
      Personal losses are loss of finance, occupation, future, hobbies, relationships, health,
      and freedom.

Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1

Describe the potential effects of providing care on people who are caring for a person
living with dementia.

Range      may include but is not limited to – stress, burnout, personal losses, abuse, role
           changes, increased knowledge, increased awareness and skills.

Evidence requirements

1.1        Potential effects of providing care on the family/whānau of a person living with
           dementia are described in terms of their impacts.

1.2        Potential effects of providing care on health care workers caring for a person
           living with dementia are described in terms of their impacts.

Outcome 2

Manage the effects of providing care for a person living with dementia.

Evidence requirements

2.1        Coping strategies to manage the effects of providing care for a person living
           with dementia are applied in accordance with the organisation’s policies and
           procedures.

           Range          coping strategies may include but are not limited to – stress
                          management, taking time out, debriefing, self-advocacy.




Community Support Services ITO Limited                   New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2011
SSB Code 101814
NZQA registered unit standard                                                 23922 version 2
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Outcome 3

Describe support and advocacy services for family/whānau of a person living with
dementia.

Range      evidence is required of a minimum of four services.

Evidence requirements

3.1        Local and national support and advocacy services are described in terms of
           their purpose and the ways they may be accessed.

Outcome 4

Describe support and advocacy services for health care workers providing care for a
person living with dementia.

Range      evidence is required of a minimum of four services.

Evidence requirements

4.1        Local and national support and advocacy services are described in terms of
           their purpose and the ways they may be accessed.



Planned review date              31 December 2013


Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process          Version Date                           Last Date for Assessment
Registration        1            20 March 2008                 N/A
Revision            2            21 January 2011               N/A

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference         0024
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA, or
an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can
report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading
to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.

Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.



Community Support Services ITO Limited                 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2011
SSB Code 101814
NZQA registered unit standard                                                23922 version 2
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Consent requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

Comments on this unit standard

Please contact the Community Support Services ITO Limited
enquiries@careerforce.org.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit
standard.




Community Support Services ITO Limited                New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2011
SSB Code 101814

								
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