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Massage
eChapter  10
Added: 31/05/2009
This chapter will focus on Swedish massage, which is the simplest form of massage, and is easily learned by nurses and families. There are extensive courses in massage and a wide variety of massage th...erapies. Those readers interested in developing skills in other areas of massage are encouraged to investigate the many courses available.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 31/05/2009
Prelims: Dedication, Foreword, Preface, About the Authors and Contents...
Careers and Opportunities: Complementary... Therapies and Future Nursing
eChapter  7
Added: 31/05/2009
The rise in the popularity of complementary therapies has opened the door to countless opportunities for nurses and midwives to diversify their career, or even specialise in a completely novel discipl...ine. This chapter explores many interesting possibilities for nurses and midwives attracted to expanding their practice with complementary therapies.
Nursing and the Role of Animals
eChapter  14
Added: 31/05/2009
Humans and animals have evolved together over thousands of years to the extent, one could argue, that a relationship of co-dependency exists. A number of research studies provide clear evidence that h...uman–animal interaction yields numerous benefits. This chapter explores the impact of animals on human health and discusses how nurses can facilitate pet therapy into health care.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 31/05/2009
This chapter contains the preliminaries for the Ausmed chapter series Complimentary therapies in Nursing and Midwifery: From Vision to Practice. The foreword has been written by Judy Jacka, the former... chair of the Southern School of Natural Therapies. A list of the individual chapters is also provided along with a glossary of key terms.
Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines
eChapter  3
Added: 31/05/2009
This chapter deals with the development of policies for the workplace. Descriptions of the process of developing complementary therapy guidelines for a large teaching hospital, commencing with the rat...ionale for the use of guidelines are included...
Nursing and Complementary Therapies: A N...atural Partnership
eChapter  1
Added: 31/05/2009
This chapter illustrates the natural partnership between nursing, midwifery and complementary therapies, drawing on historical and contemporary material. It asks the question: how might complementary ...therapies influence nursing theory and practice and looks at some of the challenges these therapies pose to nurses’ understanding of illness and healing.
第二章: 晋升与职业关系 (Workin...g Relationships and Promotion)
eChapter  2
Added: 31/05/2009
随着护士这一职业的不断变化与发展, 护士长这个角色也在全球范围内为大众所熟悉。无论人们赋予护士长这一职业的头衔是什么,从本质上看他们的...责是管理其他护士的工作。如果一名护士承认他或她有成为护士长的个人目标, 那么这个目标会经常性地激励他或她去了解一个成功的护士长是怎样实现有效地开展工作的。 自我认知能力是成为一名优秀护士长的必要前提,而从临床护士到护士长的晋升则是被大多数护士从业人员看作是一种事业成就。
Aromatherapy
eChapter  9
Added: 31/05/2009
This chapter discusses various aspects of aromatherapy including its history, its application in nursing and midwifery, recent research into its use and educational approaches towards using it. Aromat...herapy appears to be the complementary therapy of most interest to nurses and midwives. This chapter provides a thorough introduction to the subject. Some interesting case histories are included to demonstrate the practical benefits of aromatherapy in various situations.
Relaxation - The Learned Response
eChapter  11
Added: 31/05/2009
This chapter reminds readers that, unlike the stress response, relaxation does not happen automatically. The links between the mind and the body, and psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) research that now prov...ides theoretical support for the use of various complementary therapies are discussed. The findings about PNI and the relationship between stress, relaxation, the mind and the feeling state is clarified and simple exercises in relaxation, guided imagery and meditation are included to enable the reader to experience these states.
Restraint
eChapter  10
Added: 28/05/2009
The use of restraint is a contentious and emotive issue. Some argue that restraint should never be used, whereas others suggest that, in certain circumstances, it might be the only means of keeping a ...person safe. The premise of this chapter is that the effects of restraint should largely be seen as adverse. This chapter addresses what is meant by restraint, why it is used, and who are the people who tend to be restrained.
Wandering
eChapter  7
Added: 28/05/2009
For health-care professionals working in long-term care, the question of how to deal with frail people who wander is a constant challenge. In this chapter, learn more wandering including its types, ca...uses and how it can be effectively managed...
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Dementia Nursing: 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.
Palliative Care
eChapter  18
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter details the benefits of offering palliative care to people dying with dementia - benefits that are shared by residents, staff, families and the whole nursing home community. It addresses ...common concerns...
Nutrition
eChapter  6
Added: 28/05/2009
Food is essential to life and is one of life's great pleasures, but eating and nutrition can be problematic and a source of stress to people with dementia and those who care for them. This chapter con...siders the factors that play a part in this problem and suggests some practical approaches for alleviating difficulties.
Pressure Sores and Wounds
eChapter  17
Added: 28/05/2009
A multidisciplinary approach to pressure care and wound management is essential in dementia patients. Pressure wounds are the most preventable chronic wounds in clinical practice and their impact can ...be significantly reduced by preventative measures...
Intimacy
eChapter  19
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter encourages nurses to focus upon the person with dementia rather than upon the person with dementia, opening up a whole new range of possibilities for care and understanding. A 'person-cen...tred' approach to care is discussed and nurses are encouraged to recognise moments of intimacy which can enliven the days of people with dementia, and also their own.
Communication
eChapter  9
Added: 28/05/2009
Effective communication plays a crucial role in all care giving, especially in the provision of care to people with dementia. This is not only because of the day-to-day communication problems that can... be caused by dementia, but also because of the broader obligation to maintain the quality of life of those receiving care. This chapter presents strategies which will assist nurses to communicate better, especially with dementia patients.
Aggression
eChapter  16
Added: 28/05/2009
Aggressive behaviour often occurs in association with dementia. This chapter addresses aggression and allows readers to understand people who are supposed to be 'aggressive', assess their behaviour an...d attempt to avoid and manage it...
Incontinence
eChapter  12
Added: 28/05/2009
Incontinence has serious implications for people with dementia, and is often the main reason for admission to a residential aged-care facility (Fonda et al.1994). This chapter addresses the complex is...sue of incontinence and dementia and informs nurses about the different types of incontinence and how they can be managed, assessed and treated.

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