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Goals of Care: Ideal and Reality




  • Critically evaluates palliative care as a choice for nursing home residents who are dying
  • Lists and explains, with examples, many ideals and realities of caring in a nursing home
  • Other issues are outlined briefly and set up for other chapters to clarify
  • A list of quality issues for enhancing nursing home practices

This chapter explains in depth numerous ideals and realities of caring in a nursing home and lays a foundation for the other chapters in the book.


Contents include

  • Goals of care: ideal and reality
  • Other issues
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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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