Articles available On-Line:
Communicating with Cognitively Impaired Elderly: Part I – Validation with Verbal “Alzheimer-type” Populations by Naomi Feil, M.S., A.C.S.W. Founder and Director in Chief of VTI
It is Never Good to Lie to a Person Who Has Dementia by Naomi Feil, M.S., A.C.S.W. Director of VTI
Validation Therapy: A Review of the Literature by Cynthia R. Day, RN, BSN, CCRN
Originally appeared in Journal of Gerontological Nursing, April 1997
In Their Old World by Naomi Feil, M.S., A.C.S.W. Director of VTI
Originally appeared in Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY
Teaching People to Talk to Elders by Karen McNally Bensing
Originally appeared in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, November 7, 1993
Article from The Encyclopedia of Elder Care by Naomi Feil
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Ed: Mezey, Bottrell, Berkman, Callahan, Fulmer, Mitty, Paveza, Siegler, Strumpf, Springer Publishing Co, NY, 2000
“Dealing with Dementia: Using Validation Therapy” by Gloria Sananes Stein
“Validation Therapy for Dementia” by Neal M, Briggs M (an Abstract; article can be purchased on-line)
From The Cochrane Library, Issue 4, 2001
“The Effect of Validation Therapy Training Satisfaction with Communication and Quality of Relationship” by Robert Canon, MSW (Executive Summary and Abstract; article can be purchased on-line)
Other articles and research on Validation:
Bleathman Christine, B.A., M.Sc. R.M.N. and Morton, Ian. B.A. R.M.N, “Validation method: extracts from 20 groups with dementia sufferers” Journal of Advanced Nursing 1992, 17, 658-666. Write to: Sister Bleathman, Felix Post Unit, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ England.
Bleathman, C., Morten, I., “Validation method: a review of its contribution to dementia care.” (Br J of Adult/Elderly Care Nursing Supplement. 14refs). Source: Br-J-Nursing. 1996. 25 Jul. 5 (14). p866-8.
Blanchard, F., Duarte, F., Munsch, F., “A Subject In Seach of Meaning: Frailty and Dignity in Very Old Age,” 2000, published in Diogenes no. 190, vol. 48/2, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, UK.
Canon, Robed, M.S.W., “The Effect of Validation Training on Satisfaction With Communication and Quality of Relationship between Staff and Family Caregivers and Demented Residents in Long Term Care,” 1995, published by Institute for Quality Improvement in Long Term Health Care, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
Davidson, B., Cameron, S., “What their words are telling us: ethical issuesin nursing practice.” (adoption of Validation method with elderly mental health patients. 9 refs). Source: Mental Health Care. 1998. Feb 1 (6) p 199-202.
Feil, Naomi, “Current Concepts and Techniques in Validation method,” Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Older Adults, Ed: M. Duffy, John Wiley & Sons, NY, 1999
Feil, Naomi, “Validation method,” The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Ed: Mezey, Bottrell, Berkman, Callahan, Fulmer, Mitty, Paveza, Siegler, Strumpf, Springer Publishing Co, NY, 2000
Fine, Janet, R.N., M.S., C.N.A.A., and Rouse-Bane, Susan, M.S., R.N., C., “Using Validation Techniques to Improve Communication with Cognitively Impaired Older Adults,” Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 21, June, 1995, pp.39-45.
Munsch, Frederic, M.D., “Evaluation Apres 6 Mois De Fonctionnement,” unpublished study of Validation after 6 months, Service de Geriatrie, Centre Hospitalier de Cernay, October, 1999. Write: Docteur Frederic Munsch,26, rue de la Carriere, 68800 Thann, France. Previous study: “An Application of the Validation Method at the Geriatric Care Unit of the University Hospital in Reims, France,” write: Francois Blanchard, M.D., Service Geriatrie, Centre Hospital Regional de Reims, Hospital Sebastopol, 48, rue de Sebastopol, 51092, Reims, France.
O’Donavan, S., “A validation approach to severly demented clients.” (Validation method for elderly people with dementia. 6 refs). Source: Nursing Standard. 1996. 18 Dec 11 (13-15) p 48-52.
Sharp, Colin, Ph.D., “Where to from Here? Goal Attainment Scaling in Planning, Management and Evaluation of Services for the Aged,” April 1999, unpublished study on evaluation of Validation method. Write: Dr. Cohn Sharp, Managing Director, Research & Evaluation, 78 Capella Drive, Hallett Cove; South Australia, 5158. Previous Study on Validation method, write: Mr. Alan Johns., Director, Validation method Resource & Training Centre, P.O. Box 939, Eltham, Victoria, 3095, Australia.
Smythe, A., Haworth, G., “Memories are made of this.” (Use of reality orientation, the Feil method of Validation Therapy, reminiscence therapy and pet facilitated therapy. 20 refs). Source: Primary Health Care. 1995. Apr. 5 (4). p20-2.
Toseland, R., Diehl, M., Freeman, K., Naleppa, M., McCallion, P., “The Impact of Validation Group Therapy on Nursing Home Residents With Dementia,” The Journal of Applied Gerontology, vol. 16, no.1, March 1997, pages 31-50.
Touzinsky, L. “Validation method: restoring communication between persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families,” American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 13 (2): March-April, 1998, pp.96-101.
Woodrow, P., “Interventions for confusion and dementia, part4: alternative approaches.”
(Validation method, resolution therapy and multisensory environments. 30 refs).
Source: British -J-Nursing. 1998. 12 Nov. 7 (20) p 1247-50.