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Complementary Care
eChapter  9
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter describes some of the many forms of complementary care that can be provided to an older person who is dying. It also has emphasis on the importance of teamwork among various professionals... in offering constructive support to one another. The chapter discusses complementary care as an important component of total care and not just an 'optional extra'.
Family Care in Palliative Care
eChapter  10
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter emphasises the importance of the family in providing support to an older person who is dying. It describes the aim of family support and how it facilitates holistic care of the highest qu...ality at the end of an older person's life...
Legal & Ethical Issues & Impact on the C...are of the Ageing
eChapter  4
Added: 22/05/2009
The law and ethics have a critical impact on how you as a psychologist, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker, podiatrist, or dietitian provide community care to older people. ...Legal and ethical obligations provide a framework which must be considered when making decisions in community care. This chapter looks primarily at legal obligations affecting health professionals to provide an important part of the foundation and framework of a competent practice. It is also a tool to assist in resolving difficult issues that arise in your work.
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.
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......
The Impact of Falls on Older People: How... to Assess the Risks and Implement Prevention Strategies
eChapter  8
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter looks at the risk factors of falling, both in the home and hospital, among older people and disputes whether prevention plans are truly effective. This is approached from the perspective ...of several plan categories. The chapter also includes and explains how to assess an ageing person.
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.
Selecting and Administering Medications
eChapter  12
Added: 22/05/2009
Most people with a gastrostomy tube require medication at some time. This chapter discusses various issues relating to the selection and administration of medications in tube-fed people......
Nasogastric Tubes
eChapter  13
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter presents an overview of the indications for using nasogastric tubes and the care of a person with a nasogastric tube. This chapter also highlights the special issues to be considered when... tube feeding is provided through a nasogastric tube...
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..
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.
Palliative Care for Ageing People
eChapter  16
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter provides a positive insight into palliative care in the home setting and its varying aims and responses. It also offers suggestions for the carer and community in terms of responding to c...ancer and other palliative care illnesses affecting the ageing person.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 22/05/2009
Prelims: Dedication, Foreword, Preface, About the Authors and Contents...
Nutrition and Hydration
eChapter  13
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter addresses the nutritional and hydration needs of people receiving palliative care with an awareness that the major tenet of palliative care is the comfort of the individual......
Advance Care Planning in Palliative Care
eChapter  4
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter emphasises the importance of spending time in a well planned meeting with an older person and/or the person's family to provide them with choices at the end of life......
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Gastrostomy 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.
Changing a Gastrostomy Tube
eChapter  11
Added: 22/05/2009
The range of gastrostomy tubes on the market continues to increase. Tubes vary in size, shape, length, outlet, skin disc, internal bumper, life expectancy and cost. This chapter outlines the various t...ypes of tubes and how and when they should be changed.
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
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...
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 22/05/2009
Prelims: Acknowledgments, Foreword, Preface,About the Authors and Contents...

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