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Goals of Care: Ideal and Reality
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......
Conflict of Interest: Comfort Measures O...nly
This chapter focuses on the resident's lived experience in its complexity; encompassing cultural, temporal and social relationship factors......
Interconnections: Will You be My Family ...Too?
This chapter explores the complexity of communal life, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for residents, their families and carers who find themselves in a community not necessarily of thei...r own choosing...
Grief: It Won't be the Same Without Him
This chapter provides insights into the disruptive nature of death within a close community. It also highlights the nature of partnership when indirect carers take their place among other carers....
The Doctor: That's How Death Should Be
This chapter provides examples of significant relationships formed when the doctor, the chaplain, the volunteer, the student and the activities staff are included in the team......
This chapter is about families and how they visit, when they visit, and if they visit at all. The stories that are included highlight the dilemma of some families when the primary reason for visiting ...the nursing home is gone - when the resident has died..
Sudden Death: No Time to Say Goodbye
This chapter shows some gaps in the care of dying residents. Reflection on these episodes of care highlights the importance of clear communication among all carers....
Funeral: Flora Benson's Spanner, The
This chapter demonstrates the importance of recognising each resident in their unique, historical, cultural context. The stories included also reveal the place of ritual in encouraging residents to ce...lebrate life in its fullness...
Documentation: Conveying the Story as we...ll as the Tasks
This chapter wrestles with the complexity of documentation; the official record is discussed, both as a narrative and as a communication tool. Also explored is the issue of appropriate resources being... provided to enhance the dying resident's care...
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Living Dying Caring: Life and Death in a Nursing Home. 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.
Change, Change and More Change: the Neve...r-Ending Story
This chapter explores the concept of change. It shows how change can mean different things to different people and guides nurse managers on how to successfully lead their team through change....
Nursing Management and Leadership: Looki...ng Beyond Professional Boundaries to Achieve Organisational Goals in Health
Nurse unit managers play a key role in the effective and efficient delivery of health care services. Better understanding of the nurse unit manager's role and its requirements is a challenge for nurse... leaders.
In Praise of Tall Poppies: Nursing's Nee...d for Leadership
This chapter examines the skills and strategies associated with leadership and the relationship between leadership and change. It also emphasises that nurses should take pride in being led by those wh...o have the skills to lead.
Transformational Leader as Teacher in a ...Rural Health Setting
This chapter relays the experience of being a nursing leader in a rural health setting. It then analyses this experience and points out the lessons that can be learned from it......
Facilitation of Learning by Individuals ...and Within Teams
This chapter discusses the use of role theory in teaching nurses and nurse managers to bring about professional role development for themselves and their colleagues with their patients....
Casualisation: a Paradigm for Change
There is an increasing casualisation of the workforce across all professional nursing practice. This trend to a new style of working provides challenges and opportunities for nursing practitioners....
Managing with a Culturally Diverse Workf...orce
The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the issues that managers in health care organisations need to consider in developing and deploying a culturally diverse workforce......