This chapter contains the foreword, dedication and acknowledgements for Ageing at Home: Practical Approaches to Community Care. The forward is written by Delys Sargent, the Vice-President of the Counc...il on the Ageing (Australia). A list of chapters and contributors is also provided.
Before and After Death - Nursing Care
This chapter addresses important issues surrounding the time of death. Basic advice and guidelines are given to ensure that an appropriate and sensitive environment is provided for the staff, other re...sidents and family members...
Resources for Palliative Care
This chapter gives a general overview of the resources that are available to assist older people who are approaching the ends of their lives, and those who care for them......
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This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Ageing at Home: Practical Approaches to Community Care. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the serie...s is included and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
The problems associated with a malignant wound can have a devastating effect on a person's well being and can cause a marked decline in quality of life. This chapter guides nurses through how to manag...e 'fungating' or malignant wounds...
Diabetes and Its Impact on the Ageing Pe...rson
Diabetes, both identified and undiagnosed, is greatly increasing in Australia and is no less prevalent amongst the aged population. This chapter includes the definition, characteristics and screening ...process of diabetic clients. A thorough guide in managing diabetes is also provided to assist carers.
Feelings of sadness are a normal part of everyday life. However, they become abnormal if they are persistent and disrupt a person’s social, occupational and personal activities. This chapter address...es the signs and symptoms of depression and how to approach a depressed person.
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This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Counselling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the serie...s is included and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
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.
Stress and Anxiety
There are occasions where stress and anxiety interfere with everyday life. This chapter discusses stress, anxiety and agitation, and explores some of the ways in which helpers can provide appropriate ...caring assistance to those who are suffering as a result of stressful situations.
Loss and Grief
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.
Hostility and Agression
Problems in managing angry feelings can lead to hostility towards others, which can deteriorate into aggression and violence. This can be extremely challenging in a healthcare environment. This chapte...r discusses anger and hostility and how carers can manage it appropriately through dissipation strategies.
The psychological needs of older people are often overlooked as attention is focused on the physical challenges of coping with the essential activities of daily living. This chapter discusses counsell...ing and interviewing of older people, and how to overcome some of the myths associated with their age.
The Helping Interview
This chapter discusses the many sorts of helping interviews. Helping is all about assisting people to manage, and perhaps solve, problems. It is about creating action opportunities to change situation...s. Guidance is provided for achieving the best outcome possible.
Counselling children and adolescents requires a very different skill-set. Young people lack a wealth of experiences with which to compare events and they have not yet fully developed their coping skil...ls. This chapter discusses effective ways for counselling and interviewing children and adolescents.
The Motivational Interview
In a motivational interview, the focus is on encouraging a person to make a personal decision to change their behavior. The focal point of this chapter concerns motivational interviewing and its abili...ty to prompt a person to change behavior and move beyond ambivalence.