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Things To Do Together
This chapter suggests some things that family members/carers can do together with the person with Alzheimer's. The emphasis is on simple, everyday activities- none of them requires any special effort ...or expense...
Making Sense of What They Say
This chapter stresses the importance of being a good listener, provides suggestions on how to identify what the other person is actually talking about and gives examples of conversations. It also cove...rs strategies for making sense of the words that people with Alzheimer's use and gives other examples to demonstrate that the words of someone with Alzheimer's are rarely meaningless.
Understanding Their Stories
This chapter deals with the stories that people with Alzheimer's tell about themselves. These can be particularly difficult to cope with unless the carer looks beyond the fact that they simply aren't ...true and start recognising the purposes that they serve for their tellers, which is what this chapter guides and encouragers the reader to do.
Keep in Touch Even When Living Apart
This chapter considers some of the ways of managing to keep in touch when the carer is living apart from the person who has Alzheimer's disease. Two typical situations are examined......
When Words Fail
In this chapter, ways of coping when the other person either won't or can't speak are suggested. The importance of keeping in mind the relevance of any interaction, or how minimal the content is, it s...hould be born in mind. Advice and guidance is always given through the author's experience with her own mother who had Alzheimer's.
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Keeping in Touch With Someone Who Has Alzheimer's. 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.
This chapter contains the preliminaries for the Ausmed chapter series Complimentary therapies in Nursing and Midwifery: From Vision to Practice. The foreword has been written by Judy Jacka, the former... chair of the Southern School of Natural Therapies. A list of the individual chapters is also provided along with a glossary of key terms.
Nursing and Complementary Therapies: A N...atural Partnership
This chapter illustrates the natural partnership between nursing, midwifery and complementary therapies, drawing on historical and contemporary material. It asks the question: how might complementary ...therapies influence nursing theory and practice and looks at some of the challenges these therapies pose to nurses’ understanding of illness and healing.
Complementary Care: Redefining Nursing f...or the New Millennium
This chapter discusses barriers to the implementation of complementary therapies into nursing practice. Internalised barriers derived from the power relationships within the health care system are the... main focus of interest. Powerful covert barriers are deeply embedded in the very construct of nursing's self-image, and these are revealed and challenged in this chapter.
Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines
This chapter deals with the development of policies for the workplace. Descriptions of the process of developing complementary therapy guidelines for a large teaching hospital, commencing with the rat...ionale for the use of guidelines are included...
Education and Professional Development
This chapter is an expansive look at the history of healing and the way the woman's role and education have been defined through the centuries. A number of issues and problems for nurses in the contem...porary era regarding education in complementary therapies are also highlighted. New directions in complementary therapy education are demonstrated using various examples of innovative subjects and courses becoming available in undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Complementa...ry Therapies and Complementary Care
This chapter provides comprehensive information about aspects of Australia's legal system that may influence the provision of complementary therapies by nurses, information that has been difficult for... nurses to access in the past. It also covers how complementary therapies are regulated or self-regulated, liability, the nature of negligence, mechanisms for complaint by the public and issues around consent.
Research Issues in Complementary Therapi...es and Holistic Care
This chapter provides a comprehensive discussion of the problems involved in researching complex areas of care. It focuses on the point that complementary therapies and holistic nursing are not necess...arily the same and that different research approaches may be needed. The chapter provides a friendly introduction to research for those in the clinical area who may be interested in evaluating these aspects of nursing practice.
Careers and Opportunities: Complementary... Therapies and Future Nursing
The rise in the popularity of complementary therapies has opened the door to countless opportunities for nurses and midwives to diversify their career, or even specialise in a completely novel discipl...ine. This chapter explores many interesting possibilities for nurses and midwives attracted to expanding their practice with complementary therapies.
Nutrition as a Complementary Therapy
This chapter will provide health practitioners with a basic understanding of nutrition and the role it plays in health and disease. Nurses are often the first port of call in relation to health advice... and the information in this chapter will help them enlighten those with whom they come into contact.
This chapter discusses various aspects of aromatherapy including its history, its application in nursing and midwifery, recent research into its use and educational approaches towards using it. Aromat...herapy appears to be the complementary therapy of most interest to nurses and midwives. This chapter provides a thorough introduction to the subject. Some interesting case histories are included to demonstrate the practical benefits of aromatherapy in various situations.
This chapter will focus on Swedish massage, which is the simplest form of massage, and is easily learned by nurses and families. There are extensive courses in massage and a wide variety of massage th...erapies. Those readers interested in developing skills in other areas of massage are encouraged to investigate the many courses available.
Relaxation - The Learned Response
This chapter reminds readers that, unlike the stress response, relaxation does not happen automatically. The links between the mind and the body, and psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) research that now prov...ides theoretical support for the use of various complementary therapies are discussed. The findings about PNI and the relationship between stress, relaxation, the mind and the feeling state is clarified and simple exercises in relaxation, guided imagery and meditation are included to enable the reader to experience these states.
Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch
This chapter explores two related therapies. The origin and development of therapeutic touch (TT) and healing touch (HT) by nurses makes an interesting introduction to what are contemporary nursing ap...plications of ancient healing techniques. A considerable amount of nursing research is now available on these therapies and examples are presented along with their application in nursing.
Introduction to Music Therapy
Music is another ancient therapy that is experiencing a renaissance as a contemporary healing modality. Music as sound waves and as evocation has many interesting effects on the body and mind. These e...ffects can be negative as well as therapeutic. Music therapy is clearly explained and relevant research from various disciplines is used to support the discussion. Practical advice on different approaches to music therapy, from one-on-one to ambient sound, is offered.