Developing a shared decision aid regarding NUTRItion and hydration for people with severe DEMentia in acute Hospitals (Nutri-Dem:H)

Project Summary

This study aims to understand how family carers and practitioners make decisions about nutrition and hydration for someone with severe dementia, and to develop a decision aid to support family carers and practitioners when making the decisions in acute hospitals.

The study consists of three work streams (WS). WS1 is a systematic review of the decision-making process of nutrition and hydration for people with dementia. WS2 will involve semi-structured interviews with family carers and practitioners of people with severe dementia. The interviews will explore their decisions about nutrition and hydration, specifically in acute hospital settings. WS3 will develop a shared decision aid for family carers and practitioners, concerning nutrition and hydration for people with severe dementia in acute hospitals. The decision aid will be designed by using a co-design process with groups of family carers, practitioners, and PPI members.

Selected Publications

Systematic review protocol (PROSPERO ID: CRD42019131497)