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The Doctor: That's How Death Should Be
eChapter  5
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter provides examples of significant relationships formed when the doctor, the chaplain, the volunteer, the student and the activities staff are included in the team......
Family Responses
eChapter  6
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter is about families and how they visit, when they visit, and if they visit at all. The stories that are included highlight the dilemma of some families when the primary reason for visiting ...the nursing home is gone - when the resident has died..
Funeral: Flora Benson's Spanner, The
eChapter  8
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter demonstrates the importance of recognising each resident in their unique, historical, cultural context. The stories included also reveal the place of ritual in encouraging residents to ce...lebrate life in its fullness...
Making the Most of Being Together
eChapter  3
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter covers a range of strategies for ensuring that interactions with someone with Alzheimer's Disease go as well as possible. It details explanations of how to approach the other person, what... sort of setting is most appropriate, the role of nonverbal signals, touch and how pets and soft toys may provide a useful stimulus for some people.
Keep in Touch Even When Living Apart
eChapter  7
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter considers some of the ways of managing to keep in touch when the carer is living apart from the person who has Alzheimer's disease. Two typical situations are examined......
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Keeping in Touch With Someone Who Has Alzheimer's. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is ...included and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Documentation: Conveying the Story as we...ll as the Tasks
eChapter  9
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter wrestles with the complexity of documentation; the official record is discussed, both as a narrative and as a communication tool. Also explored is the issue of appropriate resources being... provided to enhance the dying resident's care...
Early Pregnancy Loss
eChapter  1
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter outlines and explains the needs of the parents and the support networks that are available to them. It guides midwives on how to handle each situation through explanations and checklists,... so that the parents are dealt with in the most sensitive and respectful way possible.
Recognising and Allowing for Their Probl...ems
eChapter  2
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter identifies the difficulties that Alzheimer's disease usually causes, as well as highlighting the various problems in approximate order in which they are likely to occur. It also covers th...e thought that the carers reactions may sometimes contribute to the problems and ways to prevent jumping to conclusions and underestimating what someone with Alzheimer's is saying or doing.
Interconnections: Will You be My Family ...Too?
eChapter  3
Added: 08/06/2009
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 thei...r own choosing...
Sudden Death: No Time to Say Goodbye
eChapter  7
Added: 08/06/2009
This chapter shows some gaps in the care of dying residents. Reflection on these episodes of care highlights the importance of clear communication among all carers....
Complementary Therapies in a Palliative ...Care Setting: The Clinical Experience
eChapter  17
Added: 04/06/2009
This chapter provides a comprehensive insight into the incorporation of various complementary therapies into the hospice and the development of complementary therapy as a model of nursing practice. De...scribed in detail is one interesting treatment used at Daw House, which blends three different types of therapies. The chapter ends with the findings of a research project to evaluate complementary care at Daw House.
Complementary Therapies in a High-Tech H...ealth Care Environment: A Pleasing and Powerful Partnership
eChapter  15
Added: 04/06/2009
This chapter shows that complementary therapies are not just for low-technology nursing environments. It includes the author’s description of her staff’s journey from a situation of demoralisation... to the provision of advanced holistic care that includes complementary therapies.
Complementary Therapies in Aged Care
eChapter  16
Added: 04/06/2009
This chapter offers nurses an alternative for managing the challenging behaviours of clients with dementia. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the CT policy and documentation used at The Cedars. ...The case report of the use of aromatherapy in the care of one wandering and agitated resident makes very interesting reading.
Complementary Therapies in Midwifery Pra...ctice
eChapter  18
Added: 04/06/2009
This chapter describes the background to the inclusion of aromatherapy in midwifery and gives practical advice about useful essential oils, their effects and precautions that should be taken. It shows... how The Birth Unit, over its nine years experience, has used aromatherapy and details the benefits of this complementary therapy for patients, staff and the unit in general.
Stomal Care
eChapter  15
Added: 01/06/2009
Women with gynaecological cancer can require stomas as a result of surgery for tumour removal or reduction, or the progression and complications of a tumour. This chapter explores the role of stomas i...n the care of women with gynaecological cancer...
Endometrial Cancer
eChapter  6
Added: 01/06/2009
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological malignancy in the developed world. This chapter examines endometrial cancer; its patterns of spread, management, stages and more....
Radiotherapy
eChapter  11
Added: 01/06/2009
This chapter discusses radiotherapy for gynaecological cancers and focuses on the doses of radiotherapy, its types and the acute and late effects of it......
Ovarian Cancer
eChapter  4
Added: 01/06/2009
Ovarian cancer has an insidious onset with vague, non-specific symptoms that are often attributed to other causes- thus causing a delay in diagnosis. This chapter explores ovarian cancer; its various ...types, diagnosis, patterns of spread and more...
Menopause
eChapter  13
Added: 01/06/2009
This chapter explores menopause in the context of cancer and focuses on the signs and symptoms of general menopause, cancer treatment related menopause, and discusses the management of it......

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