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Incontinence
eChapter  9
Added: 22/05/2009
Urinary and fecal incontinence present enormous challenges both to those who suffer from them and to those who care for sufferers. Incontinence is a multifaceted problem which is explained thoroughly ...in this chapter. Insight is provided for carers and guidelines are given through explanations, tables, assessment tools and management strategies for incontinence.
Care of Gastrostomy Tube
eChapter  8
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter discusses the common problems encountered when managing gastrostomy tubes and the likely causes of these problems. The chapter also offers suggestions to reduce (or prevent) their occurre...nce...
Trauma
eChapter  8
Added: 22/05/2009
Because the skin has a protective function, it is always at risk of physical injury from trauma. This chapter provides a unique discussion surrounding the care of these traumatic wounds......
Care of the Whole Person
eChapter  8
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter emphasises the importance of a holistic approach to caring for the person who is dying. It focuses on the necessity to look at the person as a whole and not to disregard the psychological..., social, spiritual and cultural matters...
Transferring Care from Hospital to Home
eChapter  14
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter discusses the transition of care to another institution or to home. It refers to the passing on of information and documentation, education, the practicalities of gastrostomy feeding at h...ome, supplying formula and equipment and monitoring..
Living with a Gastrostomy Tube
eChapter  5
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter describes some of the psychological responses to tube feeding. In addition, a process for assessing psychosocial challenges is outlined to help health care professionals understand and fa...cilitate the person's adjustment to tube feeding...
Parkinson’s Disease and Brain Attack
eChapter  13
Added: 22/05/2009
Parkinson’s disease and stroke are common conditions responsible both directly and indirectly for significant morbidity and mortality in older people. This chapter outlines the principles for managi...ng ageing people living with these conditions in the community and provides guidance for ongoing care.
Indications for Tube Feeding
eChapter  1
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter discusses the swallowing process and factors that affect it, the dangers and management of dysphagia and the indications and contraindications for tube feeding......
Role of Management in Palliative Care
eChapter  2
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter provides an overview of some of the major responsibilities of management in the care of older persons who are dying. It outlines policies, standards of care and procedures and offers advi...ce on staff recruitment...
Responding to Dementia
eChapter  15
Added: 22/05/2009
In this chapter dementia as a syndrome is defined and discussed thoroughly. It outlines the progression of the syndrome as it affects the individual, strategies for the carer and also looks at the rol...e of both the carer and community.
Inserting a Gastrostomy Tube
eChapter  3
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter first discusses care needs before the insertion of a gastronomy tube. The chapter then presents an overview of the procedure for inserting a gastrostomy tube and concludes with a discussi...on of care needs after the insertion of a tube...
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 22/05/2009
Prelims: Acknowledgments, Foreword, Preface,About the Authors and Contents...
Aged Care in the New Millennium - Retros...pect & Prospect
eChapter  1
Added: 22/05/2009
The past decade in aged care has been one of considerable ferment and challenge in relation to the growing demand on health and social services from an increasingly ageing Australian population, the g...radually rising profile of ageing as a national and international social policy issue and the increasingly proactive stance of the aged as a political constituency in their own right.In 1996, in a period of increasing demand, Australia made a philosophical shift in how aged care was to be provided and who would be primarily responsible for providing that care. This chapter elaborates on basic demographic trends in terms of the growing demand and increasing dependency, how the pattern of services has evolved and how key issues remain to be solved and be elaborated in Australia's aged services
Death and Dying in Aged Care
eChapter  1
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter discusses a range of views on where and how care should be provided to older people who are dying. It also identifies important commonalities in hope that they will be utilised to develop... more effective care systems...
Cultural Issues - Their Impact on the He...alth and Care of the Ageing Person
eChapter  5
Added: 22/05/2009
The process of ageing, like many other processes in life, is impacted by culture. This chapter offers explanations of what defines culture and its various components and helps to distinguish between c...ultures and encourage acceptance in the aged care community setting.
Holistic Care: Why and How
eChapter  3
Added: 22/05/2009
Health care professionals working with ageing people in a community setting deal primarily with the impact of the consequences of disease or impairment. They need to be able to assist the elderly indi...vidually as completely as possible. This chapter examines how care can be integrated and delivered for the whole person.
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Palliative Care and Aged Care: A Guide to Practice. 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.
Loss and Grief
eChapter  7
Added: 20/05/2009
Everyone experiences grief at some time in his or her life, but each person feels grief in his or her own way. Grief is unique and individual. This chapter explores loss and grief and recommends strat...egies and techniques to help those who are dealing with it.
Sustaining Supportive Networks
eChapter  10
Added: 20/05/2009
People with intellectual disabilities are a diverse group who embark on the ageing process from many different starting points in terms of residence, employment history, family constellations and heal...th status. This chapter gives insights into the impact of intellectual disability and discusses the probability of ageing people with intellectual disabilities still maintaining community living, with varying vignettes to add further explanation.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 20/05/2009
This chapter contains the preliminaries to the Ausmed chapter series Counselling and Interviewing for Carers by Hugh Irons. The author provides an introduction to the series, biographical details and ...a complete chapter list is also provided.

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