Documenting Staff Issues
Human resources represent an organisation's most valuable resource. All aged-care facilities should therefore have documented human-resources management policies, and each policy should be accompanied... by explicit procedural documents. This chapter explains the explicit procedural documents that must accompany each human-resources management policy.
Appendix 7: PEG Nutrition & Appendix 8: ...Wandering
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Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: Appendix 7 PEG Nutrition; Appendix 8: Wandering...
Loss in a Mulitple Pregnancy
This chapter explains the circumstances of a/many losses in a multiple pregnancy and the support midwives can offer to the grieving parents. It guides midwives on how to help the parents handle the lo...ss of one child, yet the acceptance and celebration of the surviving child. Also provided are guidelines on how to break the bad news, what not to say to grieving parents and how to help them 'say goodbye'.
This chapter focuses on what to expect in a tentative pregnancy and the role a midwife plays in a subsequent pregnancy. It guides them through all stages from antenatal care to the postpartum stages a...nd explains all possible reactions form parents in all stages and how to deal with them.
Making Sense of What They Say
This chapter stresses the importance of being a good listener, provides suggestions on how to identify what the other person is actually talking about and gives examples of conversations. It also cove...rs strategies for making sense of the words that people with Alzheimer's use and gives other examples to demonstrate that the words of someone with Alzheimer's are rarely meaningless.
Keep in Touch Even When Living Apart
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......
Recognising and Allowing for Their Probl...ems
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.
Sudden Death: No Time to Say Goodbye
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....
Prelims: Foreword, Contents and Introduction...
Understanding Their Stories
This chapter deals with the stories that people with Alzheimer's tell about themselves. These can be particularly difficult to cope with unless the carer looks beyond the fact that they simply aren't ...true and start recognising the purposes that they serve for their tellers, which is what this chapter guides and encouragers the reader to do.
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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.
Interconnections: Will You be My Family ...Too?
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...
Making the Most of Being Together
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.
Conflict of Interest: Comfort Measures O...nly
This chapter focuses on the resident's lived experience in its complexity; encompassing cultural, temporal and social relationship factors......
Early Pregnancy Loss
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.
Documentation: Conveying the Story as we...ll as the Tasks
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...
The Doctor: That's How Death Should Be
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......
When Words Fail
In this chapter, ways of coping when the other person either won't or can't speak are suggested. The importance of keeping in mind the relevance of any interaction, or how minimal the content is, it s...hould be born in mind. Advice and guidance is always given through the author's experience with her own mother who had Alzheimer's.