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Alcohol and Other Drug Issues in Contemp...orary Australia
eChapter  5
Added: 30/07/2009
The aim of this chapter is to provide the reader with an overview of alcohol and other drug use in Australia, and to present the relationship alcohol and other drug use has to men's health......
The Biomedical Bases of Dementia
eChapter  2
Added: 30/07/2009
For present purposes, dementia results from one form or another of deterioration in the tissue of the brain. Its accurate diagnosis is vital because some forms of dementia are reversible and hence can... be 'cured'. An understanding of the biomedical problems is also vital for carers in helping them to understand the needs and problems of those for whom they are caring.
Successful and Healthy Ageing Among Aust...ralian Men
eChapter  8
Added: 30/07/2009
This chapter will examine older Australian men, gender variations in ageing, the indicators of successful ageing and look at the implications for health and community professionals......
Dementia has Always been with Us
eChapter  1
Added: 30/07/2009
This chapter introduces dementia as a condition that has been present in societies for thousands of years. It provides an overview of the behaviour of those with dementia, how to care for people with ...dementia, and the rights of those in care...
The Physical Environment
eChapter  9
Added: 30/07/2009
This chapter addresses the nature of the environment and, specifically, the type of physical environment that caregivers can construct to assist the person with dementia......
You have Prostate Cancer
eChapter  14
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter provides a first-hand account of a man suffering from prostate cancer. It relates his story from when he was first diagnosed, his treatment and his recovery......
Healthy Fatherhood
eChapter  10
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter discusses the current status, role and function of men as fathers. It also presents the point of view of health professionals and fathers......
Men's Transition to Parenthood
eChapter  11
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter discusses how the transition into parenthood is very different for men and women......
Walking on Eggshells-Postnatal Depressio...n and the Subsequent Parenting for Men
eChapter  12
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter highlights the need to develop a body of knowledge about men's health that goes beyond the mainstream concerns of physical wellbeing......
Testicular Cancer: Michael's Story
eChapter  15
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter relates the story of a young man who suffered from testicular cancer......
Living with HIV/AIDS
eChapter  16
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter follows a man living with HIV/AIDS. In a highly personal manner, it describes in detail all elements of dealing with the virus and delves into working and socialising with HIV/AIDS......
Male Sterilisation: Changing the Culture... of Families
eChapter  13
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter discusses the choices and issues and implications surrounding male sterilisation in the form of vasectomy......
Occupational Stress in Palliative Care
eChapter  4
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter explores the search for meaning in palliative caregivers, the 'wounded healer', sources of suffering in clinical work and coping strategies......
Spiritual Care
eChapter  6
Added: 27/07/2009
Sacred moments occur in the midst of the ordinary, and that which might be considered deeply spiritual to one person might be no more than social to another. The notion of 'sacred' is thus profoundly ...personal...
Pain Management in Palliative Care
eChapter  8
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter provides an overview of the assessment and management of pain at the end of life. Definitions of pain and barriers to adequate pain management are also addressed.......
Evidence-Based Practice in Palliative Ca...re
eChapter  2
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter provides an overview of the development of evidence-based practice (EBP), considers the processes of EBP and discusses its limitations in palliative care......
Ethical Decision-Making
eChapter  5
Added: 27/07/2009
Decision-making at the end of life necessarily occurs within an ethical framework. Dying and death occur in a context of personal values and beliefs about suffering, the meaning of death and the place... of an individual within family and society...
Breathlessness
eChapter  9
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter provides an overview of breathlessness in patients receiving palliative care. It draws on research studies and other literature on the subject and outlines the most appropriate management... strategies in the palliative-care setting...
Communication Skills in Palliative Care
eChapter  3
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter focuses on the importance of communication skills as a central aspect of the nursing assessment and management of patients and families receiving palliative care......
Working with Families
eChapter  19
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter focuses on work with care of families in the palliative phase of a person's illness......

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