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Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity: Issues for All

Nurses in a wide range of settings would benefit from reading this book, particularly those on pre-registration training programmes as they prepare the next generation for working with an ever-increasing diverse patient population in a range of care settings

Nurses in a wide range of settings would benefit from reading this book, particularly those on pre-registration training programmes as they prepare the next generation for working with an ever-increasing diverse patient population in a range of care settings.

Nurses from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and those who work with older patients who have dementia in a range of settings would find this book invaluable to provide appropriate care for them and their families.

The inclusion of concepts such as cultural competence, dementia and ethnicity and the developing evidence base in these areas is new for me. It demonstrates the practicalities of caring for patients from diverse ethnic backgrounds in the UK in 2015.

The book is well written with clearly defined chapters and subject areas that are cleverly divided into four sections. It is user-friendly and includes the main issues that affect dementia, culture and ethnicity. It is a great addition to the literature.

I would recommend that nurses who care for patients with dementia should purchase this book and keep it as a reference tool that they can dip into as required. It could also be used for reflective practice.

Nurses from other specialties would probably not need to purchase the book. However, they could borrow it from their university or hospital library. I would therefore recommend that libraries purchase several copies.

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