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08 Apr 2022

Similar to the course of medicine, nursing training should include the topics ‘health and care for older people’, ‘neurological conditions’, and ‘psychiatric illnesses’, which are broadly mentioned in the national curricula (Ministry of Education, 2001c). However, this does not guarantee that students are effectively having training and practice on dementia care. Again, specialised continued training and updating, for example, is available via isolated options (e.g., one day courses), via postgraduate programmes, society-led initiatives, and through service improvement actions.


Ministry of Education. (2001c). Diretrizes nacionais curriculares dos cursos de graduação em enfermagem. http://portal.mec.gov.br/cne/arquivos/pdf/CES03.pdf