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..
Things To Do Together
This chapter suggests some things that family members/carers can do together with the person with Alzheimer's. The emphasis is on simple, everyday activities- none of them requires any special effort ...or expense...
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Living Dying Caring: Life and Death in a Nursing Home. 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.
Funeral: Flora Benson's Spanner, The
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...
Complementary Therapies in Midwifery Pra...ctice
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.
Complementary Therapies in a Palliative ...Care Setting: The Clinical Experience
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
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
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.
This chapter focuses on gynaecological cancers and in particular hereditary breast and ovarian cancer; and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Endometrial cancer is also a feature of H...NPCC, and is discussed in this context.
The rare gynaecological cancers discussed in this chapter include germ-cell tumours, sex cord stromal tumours, gynaecological sarcomas and vaginal cancers. The chapter also considers cancer in pregnan...cy...
Sexuality and Body Image
A woman living with gynaecological cancer is confronted by a range of problems that can have a profound psychological impact on the woman and her partner. The important issue of sexuality and body ima...ge is explored in this chapter...
Lower Limb Lymphodema
Lower Limb Lymphodema is characterised by the swelling of limbs and can lead to disabling functional impairment and immobility and a lowered self esteem. This chapter discusses secondary lymphoedema o...f the lower limbs as a result of gynaecological cancer.
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Gynaecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is in...cluded and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of interrelated conditions originating from the chorionic portion of the placenta. This chapter explores GTD; its incidence, diagnosis, management an...d more...
Setting the Scene
This chapter discusses gynaecological cancer in general. Learn about the incidence and mortality rates of gynaecological cancer as well as its various types including: Ovarian, Cervical, Uterine, Vulv...al, Vaginal, and Gestational trophoblastic disease...
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...