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Responding to Dementia
eChapter  15
Added: 22/05/2009
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.
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.
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 22/05/2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 26/05/2009
This chapter contains the contents, introduction and author biography for Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide. The series has been developed by Gerry Silk, a notable authority in this field, and is a...n exceptional resource for those interested in caring for sick children.
What's Different About Children?
eChapter  1
Added: 26/05/2009
Children are different from adults in their anatomy, physiology and psychology. As healthy children grow older, illnesses, injuries and the ageing process damage their bodies. This chapter gives an ov...erview of the differences between children and adults, and it is important pre-reading for all subsequent chapters.
Fever and Febrile Convulsions
eChapter  2
Added: 26/05/2009
A fever can be defined as a centrally regulated rise in temperature in response to some pathological stimulus. This chapter informs the reader about how to effectively manage children with fevers......
Rashes and Infectious Diseases
eChapter  3
Added: 26/05/2009
Rashes are common. Children get rashes virtually from the day they are born. Many are of no account and soon fade. But children get other rashes during childhood, and parents and carers can often be c...oncerned. This chapter describes common rashes of childhood and offers practical advice on assessing the rash, diagnosing the cause and knowing what to do.
Coughs, Colds, Sneezes and Wheezes
eChapter  4
Added: 26/05/2009
Coughs, sneezes and wheezes are all signs of various respiratory infections – that is, infections of the nose, throat, airways and lungs. These infections can be caused by bacteria or viruses. This ...chapter discusses conditions that cause ‘coughs, colds, sneezes and wheezes,’ the signs and symptoms, and treatment of various respiratory infections.
Asthma
eChapter  5
Added: 26/05/2009
In Australia asthma affects approximately 2 in 5 children, and the incidence of asthma appears to be rising. This chapter includes the triggers and signs of asthma as well as diagnosis and how to form...ulate an asthma management plan for your patient.
Vomiting and Diarrhoea
eChapter  6
Added: 26/05/2009
The most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in children is gastroenteritis. This chapter will concentrate on gastroenteritis, but also discusses warning signs and symptoms of other causes of vomiti...ng and diarrhea in children. This chapter presents excellent reading for all emergency nurses.
Abdominal Pain
eChapter  7
Added: 19/05/2009
Abdominal pain is a common problem in children of all ages. There are many possible causes and many of these problems go away without any specific medical attention. This chapter concentrates on the m...ore serious causes of abdominal pain and other problems that might require medical assessment and, possibly, surgery.

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