Dr Clara Calia, lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Director of Ethics in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh, is recruiting healthcare professionals for a study which looks at dementia assessment in people from ethnic minority backgrounds. Read Clara’s request below.

I am interested in developing a cross-cultural approach to dementia in Scotland and wondered whether you might be interested to collaborate. One of the activities I am carrying out is to investigate the key barriers to dementia assessment in ethnic minority patients in Scotland through an online survey with healthcare professionals, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The same survey will be distributed in every European country in 2022. In 2010, the first time the survey was distributed in Europe (Nielsen et al., 2010) Scotland did not participate, while this time we are interested to include Scotland’s perspective.

The questionnaire is divided into topics regarding assessment techniques, culture and language, translation practices and a general view on assessment of dementia in ethnic minority patients.

More information and link to the survey is here. 

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