Gentle Persuasive Approaches is training designed so front-line healthcare staff can gain a better understanding of individual behaviours to respond effectively and appropriately in a workplace setting. They will learn suitable and respectful protective techniques to use in situations of risk.
Training for personal support workers or front-line health-care providers.
GPA Basics is a 4 module evidence-based education session designed for team members who care for older adults who display responsive behaviours associated with dementia. The GPA curriculum will educate staff on how to use a person-centred, compassionate and gentle persuasive approach and to respond respectfully, with confidence and skill to responsive behaviour associated with dementia.
- Explain the relationship between the disease process and a person’s behaviour response
- Apply emotional, environmental, and interpersonal communication strategies to prevent and diffuse responsive behaviours
- Demonstrate suitable and respectful techniques to use in situations of risk