Barbara, the whole story is a condensend version of a series of 6 films created by nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to highlight issues around caring for people with dementia in an acute hospital.
The film follows Barbara, a fictional patient with dementia, and the challenges she faces when she meets NHS staff at home and in hospital.
The film was developed as part of a campaign to raise awareness of dementia for staff in the Trust hospitals and working in the community. As part of this initiative, every member of staff must attend an innovative training session, the main focus of which is a short film about Barbara and her experiences during a hospital visit.
All staff are expected to have a good understanding of the issues faced by patients with dementia so they can recognise and support them appropriately. So far more than 12,500 staff have been trained.
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