A UK union representing nurses has voted overwhelmingly in favour of supporting those with dementia to continue looking after patients as long as they are able.
While not everyone at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual meeting in Liverpool on Monday agreed with the proposal, most felt their colleagues should be allowed to keep working as long as possible, the BBC reported.
Many argued the RCN had a unique opportunity to lead the way for the broader community.
“We should be embracing nurses with dementia, making it possible for them to continue to deliver excellent patient care in spite of their disability. It will send the right message,” London dementia nurse Joanna James told the conference, according to The Telegraph.