Objective: The objective of this scoping review is to review the available evidence on teaching and learning amongst undergraduate nursing students regarding the care of people with dementia.
Introduction: The rapidly growing number of dementia cases worldwide in addition to the debilitating nature of the disease cause people with dementia to be significant users of healthcare services. Even though a significant amount of nursing students will be in contact with people with dementia during their training, inadequate knowledge about dementia has been found among nursing undergraduates. The methods of education used to achieve adequate training of nursing students in dementia care need to be explored.
Inclusion criteria: This scoping review will consider studies that include teaching and learning training programmes developed in-class, on-line or during clinical placement as long as they aim to educate undergraduate nursing students from any academic year in the care of people with dementia.
Methods: The proposed scoping review will follow the JBI methodology for scoping reviews. The following databases will be searched: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, WOS, ERIC and Scopus. Studies in English and Spanish will be considered. The source of evidence selection will adhere to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses extension for scoping review (PRISMA-ScR). The extracted data will include specific information about the participants, concept, context, assessment methods and key findings relevant to the review question and will be presented in tabular form in line with the objective of this scoping review.