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eChapter  Prelims
Added: 31/05/2009
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.
Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines
eChapter  3
Added: 31/05/2009
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...
Nursing and Complementary Therapies: A N...atural Partnership
eChapter  1
Added: 31/05/2009
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.
第二章: 晋升与职业关系 (Workin...g Relationships and Promotion)
eChapter  2
Added: 31/05/2009
随着护士这一职业的不断变化与发展, 护士长这个角色也在全球范围内为大众所熟悉。无论人们赋予护士长这一职业的头衔是什么,从本质上看他们的...责是管理其他护士的工作。如果一名护士承认他或她有成为护士长的个人目标, 那么这个目标会经常性地激励他或她去了解一个成功的护士长是怎样实现有效地开展工作的。 自我认知能力是成为一名优秀护士长的必要前提,而从临床护士到护士长的晋升则是被大多数护士从业人员看作是一种事业成就。
eChapter  9
Added: 31/05/2009
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.
Relaxation - The Learned Response
eChapter  11
Added: 31/05/2009
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.
eChapter  10
Added: 28/05/2009
The use of restraint is a contentious and emotive issue. Some argue that restraint should never be used, whereas others suggest that, in certain circumstances, it might be the only means of keeping a ...person safe. The premise of this chapter is that the effects of restraint should largely be seen as adverse. This chapter addresses what is meant by restraint, why it is used, and who are the people who tend to be restrained.
eChapter  7
Added: 28/05/2009
For health-care professionals working in long-term care, the question of how to deal with frail people who wander is a constant challenge. In this chapter, learn more wandering including its types, ca...uses and how it can be effectively managed...
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Dementia Nursing: 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.
Palliative Care
eChapter  18
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter details the benefits of offering palliative care to people dying with dementia - benefits that are shared by residents, staff, families and the whole nursing home community. It addresses ...common concerns...
eChapter  6
Added: 28/05/2009
Food is essential to life and is one of life's great pleasures, but eating and nutrition can be problematic and a source of stress to people with dementia and those who care for them. This chapter con...siders the factors that play a part in this problem and suggests some practical approaches for alleviating difficulties.
Pressure Sores and Wounds
eChapter  17
Added: 28/05/2009
A multidisciplinary approach to pressure care and wound management is essential in dementia patients. Pressure wounds are the most preventable chronic wounds in clinical practice and their impact can significantly reduced by preventative measures...
eChapter  19
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter encourages nurses to focus upon the person with dementia rather than upon the person with dementia, opening up a whole new range of possibilities for care and understanding. A 'person-cen...tred' approach to care is discussed and nurses are encouraged to recognise moments of intimacy which can enliven the days of people with dementia, and also their own.
eChapter  9
Added: 28/05/2009
Effective communication plays a crucial role in all care giving, especially in the provision of care to people with dementia. This is not only because of the day-to-day communication problems that can... be caused by dementia, but also because of the broader obligation to maintain the quality of life of those receiving care. This chapter presents strategies which will assist nurses to communicate better, especially with dementia patients.
eChapter  16
Added: 28/05/2009
Aggressive behaviour often occurs in association with dementia. This chapter addresses aggression and allows readers to understand people who are supposed to be 'aggressive', assess their behaviour an...d attempt to avoid and manage it...
eChapter  12
Added: 28/05/2009
Incontinence has serious implications for people with dementia, and is often the main reason for admission to a residential aged-care facility (Fonda et al.1994). This chapter addresses the complex is...sue of incontinence and dementia and informs nurses about the different types of incontinence and how they can be managed, assessed and treated.
Eden Alternative, The
eChapter  23
Added: 28/05/2009
The Eden Alternative is a method of aged care organization that focuses on a different philosophy than the 'traditional', medical philosophy adopted by most Aged Care facilities and institutions....
Listening to the Person with Dementia
eChapter  20
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter encourages nurses to recognise the importance of listening to stories and engaging in the significant act of 'storying' with their dementia patients. It includes a relevant case study prompts nurses to pay attention to their patients' stories in the hope that they (their patients) do not feel isolated, frustrated or neglected.
Creative Care
eChapter  22
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter explores a range of options that can be employed in the care of those with dementia in residential aged care. It focuses on the idea that care should never be generic and should focus on ...the needs of the individual person with dementia...
Quality Use of Medicines
eChapter  11
Added: 28/05/2009
The use of medicines to treat and prevent disease has enhanced the health and well-being of people throughout the world. This chapter focuses on the meaning of the term 'quality use of medicines' (QUM...) in the care of people with dementia. It explores some of the factors that influence clinical decision-making and some of the challenges to QUM. Real-life examples from residential aged care are used to highlight what is actually happening in some aged-care facilities and how nurses can play a crucial role in influencing QUM.

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