Dementia and Communication
This chapter will cover the important question of communicating with people who have dementia. Much of the chapter will be devoted to making sense of what people with Alzheimer's disease are really sa...ying...
Northern Territory Men: Australia's Soci...al Health and Policy Neglect
Because the prevailing social context sets the scene for lifestyle patterns, an examination of the changing social context of the Northern Territory provides crucial indicators for the social living a...nd health issues confronting male Territorians...
Alcohol and Other Drug Issues in Contemp...orary Australia
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......
Psychosocial Bases of Dementia
This chapter discusses in detail the psychological impacts of the biophysical conditions which give rise to dementia. It outlines the loss of functions that can occur when suffering from dementia and ...discusses the feeling of 'identity'...
You have Prostate Cancer
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......
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......
Testicular Cancer: Michael's Story
This chapter relates the story of a young man who suffered from testicular cancer......
Walking on Eggshells-Postnatal Depressio...n and the Subsequent Parenting for Men
This chapter highlights the need to develop a body of knowledge about men's health that goes beyond the mainstream concerns of physical wellbeing......
Living with HIV/AIDS
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
This chapter discusses the choices and issues and implications surrounding male sterilisation in the form of vasectomy......
Men's Transition to Parenthood
This chapter discusses how the transition into parenthood is very different for men and women......
Pain Management in Palliative Care
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.......
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...
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...
Evidence-Based Practice in Palliative Ca...re
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......
Communication Skills in Palliative Care
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......
Occupational Stress in Palliative Care
This chapter explores the search for meaning in palliative caregivers, the 'wounded healer', sources of suffering in clinical work and coping strategies......
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...
Confusion and Terminal Restlessness
This chapter explores the phenomena of acute confusion and terminal restlessness. The current evidence regarding assessment and management is discussed and practical strategies are provided for nurses... caring for confused patients...