Human Rights In Dementia


NIHR HS&DR programme


Registration number

Project registration number: HS&DR - 12/209/53

Collaborating Investigators/Institutions:

Professor Peter Kinderman, University of Liverpool

Project Summary

This project aims to discover whether introducing a Human Rights Based Approach to health care in dementia hospital inpatient wards or care homes leads to increases in the quality of life and well-being of people with dementia and improvements in the standard of care that they receive. A Human Rights Based Approach to health care bridges the gap between law (the Human Rights Act) and care provision by providing staff with practical strategies to assist them in delivering care that is both person centred and mindful of an individual's human rights.