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Interconnections: Will You be My Family Too?




  • Explanations of how relationships can form between room-mates and a touching story to illustrate this
  • How residents may deal with fears and anxieties
  • Guidance on how to deal with both the private and public residents
  • Lists of ways of how to deal with disharmony and conflict

This chapter explores the complexity of communal life, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for residents, their families and carers who find themselves in a community not necessarily of their own choosing.


Contents include

  • Interconnections: will you be my family too?
  • Fears and anxieties: don't you ever put me in that bed!
  • Public and private: community of difference
  • Disharmony and conflict: this is my space
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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.

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