Legal & Ethical Issues & Impact on the C...are of the Ageing
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.
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...
Prelims: Dedication, Foreword, Preface, About the Authors and Contents...
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
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...
Care of the Whole Person
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
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
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
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.
Role of Management in Palliative Care
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
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
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...
Aged Care in the New Millennium - Retros...pect & Prospect
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
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
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
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.
eChapter End Matter
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.