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Dementia Care Mapping
eChapter  24
Added: 18/05/2009
This Chapter discusses Dementia Care Mapping (DCM); a structured observational method for recording what a person with dementia is engaged in, and the quality of his or her response to that engagement......
Communication and Problem Solving
eChapter  2
Added: 17/05/2009
This chapter demonstrates communication elements that help to establish useful relationships, how to use solution-focused methods when dealing with problem behaviors and how to incorporate psychosocia...l elements into assessment procedures. In particular, an effective model to improve communication is offered.
Depressed, The Person who is...
eChapter  5
Added: 17/05/2009
This chapter guides readers in recognising the difference between episodes of despondency and depression; understanding the causes of depression; identifying suicide warning signs; and making approach...es to withdrawn/depressed clients. Issues associated with grief are also discussed in this context.
The Person with a Mental Illness
eChapter  6
Added: 17/05/2009
This chapter instructs readers on how to recognise the indications that a person is becoming mentally ill. It also details how to assist clients with psychotic illnesses and understand personality dis...orders. Also examined is how to use effective strategies when dealing with uncooperative behaviors.
The Person With Aggressive Behaviours
eChapter  4
Added: 17/05/2009
This chapter instructs readers on how to understand sources of anger and hostility in both those they care for and others, recognise a range of aggressive behaviors and to appreciate how the solution-...focused behavioral change model can help a client to change aggressive behavior.
The Elderly Person who is Confused
eChapter  7
Added: 17/05/2009
This chapter instructs readers on how to understand delirium as an acute episode and dementia as a chronic condition. It further explores how to recognise the features of delirium, depression and deme...ntia in the elderly, and explains the management of people affected with dementia.
Understanding Human Behaviour
eChapter  1
Added: 17/05/2009
This chapter conveys the key concepts about human psychology as a basis for understanding problem behaviors and the difference between mental health and mental illness. It includes accessible charts, ...cartoons and pictures, and is an essential grounding for the concepts that are discussed in this Ausmed chapter series.
Anxious, The Person Who is...
eChapter  3
Added: 17/05/2009
Anxiety is a common manifestation. This chapter instructs readers on how to recognise the impacts of anxiety, appreciate how your own anxiety can impact on others and to use the solution-focused behav...ioral change model when planning interventions with very anxious people.
Foot Care in Aged Care
eChapter  5
Added: 16/05/2009
Foot problems are a common accompaniment of advancing age and are associated with impaired mobility, limited independence and diminished quality of life. This chapter examines the prevalence and treat...ment of foot disease, and suggests contemporary options for effective treatment that can have a significant impact upon the wellbeing of older persons in care.
Pain Management in Aged Care
eChapter  13
Added: 16/05/2009
Pain is most often poorly managed in those who are most defenseless against it: the elderly. In particular, those of the elderly who are unable to express their discomfort and ask for help in a clear ...and coherent manner. The focal point of this chapter provides nurses with an insight into pain as it might be experienced and manifest by older persons, and how it can be effectively managed.
Goals of Care: Ideal and Reality
eChapter  1
Added: 14/05/2009
This chapter explains in depth numerous ideals and realities of caring in a nursing home and lays a foundation for the other chapters in the book......
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 13/05/2009
This chapter contains the introduction and preface to the Ausmed chapter series Caring for People with Problem Behaviours. A chapter list is provided, and a register of leaning activities. A pre-readi...ng knowledge test is also provided.
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 13/05/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Caring for People with Problem Behaviours. 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.
Occupational Health and Safety
eChapter  20
Added: 11/05/2009
Elderly people are highly vulnerable to hazards and risks because they are often unable to protect themselves. Aged care nurses therefore must be responsible for safety issues within their own workpla...ces to protect themselves and those within their care. This chapter explores the issues around occupational health and safety in aged care, especially from the perspective of self-regulation.
Manual Handling and Mobility in Aged Car...e
eChapter  10
Added: 11/05/2009
The mobility and manual handling of people is an important aspect of aged care and an integral part of occupational health and safety practices. Correct technique will ensure staff safety and patient ...comfort. This chapter outlines essential skills in manual handling and mobility to ensure quality care.
Pressure Ulcers and Leg Ulcers
eChapter  4
Added: 11/05/2009
Wound management involves caring for the person with a wound, not only the wound. Each person with a wound should be treated in a holistic manner that includes the physical, psychological, emotional a...nd social effects of the injury upon that person. This chapter explores the issues of contemporary wound management from the perspective of the benefits to the person as a whole.
Communicating in Frustrating Situations
eChapter  22
Added: 11/05/2009
This chapter explores issues of communication in less than ideal circumstances. Frustrating situations experienced by nurses can usually be directly attributed to difficulties associated with communic...ation. In providing care for elderly persons, nurses can experience feelings of anger and helplessness as they attempt to manage challenging behavior. However, these feelings can be responded to in a healthy manner, which will assist in the prevention of recurring frustration, abuse, burnout, depression and discontentment.
Medications
eChapter  17
Added: 11/05/2009
There are many age-specific factors that increase the risk of adverse reactions to medications in the elderly and medication?related illness among the elderly is rising. In this chapter, learn how to ...safely use medication in aged care...
Enteral Feeding in Aged Care
eChapter  7
Added: 11/05/2009
Nurses and carers must ensure that nutritional requirements are met for patients who are unable to eat or swallow oral foods. In these cases, it is likely that such persons will have an enteral feedin...g tube of some type. This chapter covers the skills required to ensure the necessary nutritional needs of a person requiring enteral feeding are met.
Nutrition in Aged Care
eChapter  6
Added: 11/05/2009
Eating and drinking is basic to sustaining life. Withdrawing food and fluid leads to starvation and dehydration, and even death. The provision of sufficient nutrients and energy will improve a person'...s health and general quality of life, and this has a significant impact upon their overall sense of wellbeing and quality of life. This chapter explores these issues, and provides guidance on how to ensure the elderly in your care receive optimal nutrition.

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