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Dementia care knowledge sharing within a First Nations community.

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  • This article discusses the First Nations sample of a larger study on dementia care decisions and knowledge sharing. The purpose is to enhance understanding of the process of knowledge sharing among health care practitioners (HCPs), care partners, and persons with dementia (PWDs) within a rural First Nations community. A constructivist grounded theory methodology was used. Nineteen interviews were conducted at three points in time with two dementia care networks that included two PWDs, three care partners, and two HCPs. A sharing dementia care knowledge model was conceived, with the PWDs and their care partners at the centre. Knowledge sharing in the model was represented by three broad themes: (1) developing trusting relationships, (2) accessing and adapting the information, and (3) applying the information. Culturally sensitive approaches were essential to developing trusting relationships. Once developed, knowledge sharing through accessing, adapting, and applying the information was possible.

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    © 2013 Cambridge University Press. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Forbes, D., Blake, C., Thiessen, E., Finkelstein, S., Gibson, M., Morgan, D. G., Markle-Reid, M., & Culum, I. (2013). Dementia care knowledge sharing within a First Nations community. Canadian Journal on Aging, 32 (4): 360-374.