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Conflict of Interest: Comfort Measures Only

  • Case studies and examples of how to meet family members needs as well as that of the resident
  • Guidance on how and to what limit cultural considerations should be given to residents from another culture when death is imminent
  • Reasons to care even more profusely if a resident had dementia
  • A case study about whether a patient can choose or whether they were acquiescing to the system
  • How to treat death with a long-term resident in comparison to a short-term one
  • Guidance on how to treat all relationships- especially the non-conventional

This chapter focuses on the resident's lived experience in its complexity; encompassing cultural, temporal and social relationship factors.

Contents include

  • Conflict of interest: comfort measures only
  • Cultural considerations: I want to go home
  • Dementia: why bother?
  • The short-term resident: Ron's choice
  • The long-term resident: This is my home
  • Relationships: together or not?
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Author / Editor Biographies

Aged Care Palliative Care Consultant, RN, Dip Arts, B App Sci (adv.nsg) Grad Dip Geront. Nsg, B Theol, M Theol, PhD,FRCNA, FAAG
Dr Rosalie Hudson's varied nursing career is focused on aged care, dementia care and palliative care. As a consultant nurse educator, with qualifications in theology, she explores end-of-life issues for older people; as an author, teacher and associate professor with the University of Melbourne, she seeks to raise the profile of gerontic nursing. Rosalie has had twelve years of experience as a director of nursing of a 50-bed nursing home, as well as extensive experience in community nursing practice.
Jennifer Richmond��s first career was in nursing. In hindsight, she declares the highlight of her nursing years was a long association with Melbourne Citymission��s Harold McCracken House. During this time her creative partnership with Rosalie yielded a valued friendship and a number of nursing publications. At Harold McCracken House Jennifer worked with many extraordinary and gifted staff, one of whom is novelist Michel Faber (whose photographs appear in this book). After the privilege of an editing association with Ausmed Publications and a postgraduate qualification in editing and w...

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