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Ethical Decision Making in Nursing Manag...ement
This chapter will focus on addressing the following three questions: What is ethics?; What is a moral problem?; What decision-making processes can and should be used for dealing with moral problems in... nursing management contexts?
Promoting Excellence in Customer Service
This chapter shares a range of principles and practices that underpin quality customer service. The discussion presents an overview of the "who", "why", "what" and "how" of promoting excellence in cus...tomer service..
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Thinking Management: Focusing on People. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is included a...nd a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Prelims: Dedication, Foreword, Preface, About the Authors and Contents...
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...
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...
A Palliative Approach in Aged Care - Def...inition
This chapter provides an overview of palliative care and describes the palliative approach that is being recommended for all aged care facilities in Australia......
Advance Care Planning in Palliative Care
This chapter emphasises the importance of spending time in a well planned meeting with an older person and/or the person's family to provide them with choices at the end of life......
Ethical Decision-Making in Palliative Ca...re
This chapter discusses the varying degrees of ethical decisions aged-care professionals are faced with at the end of a life they are caring for. It identifies many of the main concerns and provides ca...se studies to highlight the points raised...
This chapter discusses the common physical signs and symptoms of older persons who are dying. It looks at various types of patients and how they should be cared for......
This chapter explores aged care workers' responsibility to ensure that their knowledge and skills in respect to the care of people with dementia are in accordance with best practice......
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...
This chapter describes some of the many forms of complementary care that can be provided to an older person who is dying. It also has emphasis on the importance of teamwork among various professionals... in offering constructive support to one another. The chapter discusses complementary care as an important component of total care and not just an 'optional extra'.
Family Care in Palliative Care
This chapter emphasises the importance of the family in providing support to an older person who is dying. It describes the aim of family support and how it facilitates holistic care of the highest qu...ality at the end of an older person's life...
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...
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.
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......
Prelims: Foreword, Contents and Introduction...
Australian Male: Illness, Injury and Dea...th by Socialisation
Many men's health problems in Australia are preventable. They are broad public health issues such as lifestyle, health-risk behaviour and poor health care service utilisation. Improving men's health i...n Australia depends on a number of prerequisites.
Machismo as a Barrier to Health Promotio...n in Australian Males
This chapter will explore Australian masculinity and machismo and its effects upon men's health and behaviours. Machismo will also be discussed as a barrier to health promotion in men......