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Transferring Care from Hospital to Home
eChapter  14
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter discusses the transition of care to another institution or to home. It refers to the passing on of information and documentation, education, the practicalities of gastrostomy feeding at h...ome, supplying formula and equipment and monitoring..
Parkinson’s Disease and Brain Attack
eChapter  13
Added: 22/05/2009
Parkinson’s disease and stroke are common conditions responsible both directly and indirectly for significant morbidity and mortality in older people. This chapter outlines the principles for managi...ng ageing people living with these conditions in the community and provides guidance for ongoing care.
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.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 22/05/2009
Prelims: Dedication, Foreword, Preface, About the Authors and Contents...
Nutrition and Hydration
eChapter  13
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter addresses the nutritional and hydration needs of people receiving palliative care with an awareness that the major tenet of palliative care is the comfort of the individual......
Advance Care Planning in Palliative Care
eChapter  4
Added: 22/05/2009
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......
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Gastrostomy 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.
Changing a Gastrostomy Tube
eChapter  11
Added: 22/05/2009
The range of gastrostomy tubes on the market continues to increase. Tubes vary in size, shape, length, outlet, skin disc, internal bumper, life expectancy and cost. This chapter outlines the various t...ypes of tubes and how and when they should be changed.
Aged Care in the New Millennium - Retros...pect & Prospect
eChapter  1
Added: 22/05/2009
The past decade in aged care has been one of considerable ferment and challenge in relation to the growing demand on health and social services from an increasingly ageing Australian population, the g...radually rising profile of ageing as a national and international social policy issue and the increasingly proactive stance of the aged as a political constituency in their own right.In 1996, in a period of increasing demand, Australia made a philosophical shift in how aged care was to be provided and who would be primarily responsible for providing that care. This chapter elaborates on basic demographic trends in terms of the growing demand and increasing dependency, how the pattern of services has evolved and how key issues remain to be solved and be elaborated in Australia's aged services
Living with a Gastrostomy Tube
eChapter  5
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter describes some of the psychological responses to tube feeding. In addition, a process for assessing psychosocial challenges is outlined to help health care professionals understand and fa...cilitate the person's adjustment to tube feeding...
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 22/05/2009
Prelims: Acknowledgments, Foreword, Preface,About the Authors and Contents...
Nutritional Assessment and Tube Feeding
eChapter  4
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter gives an overview of nutritional assessment, selection of formulae, the equipment and methods used for tube feeding, feeding regimens and pumps......
Trauma
eChapter  8
Added: 22/05/2009
Because the skin has a protective function, it is always at risk of physical injury from trauma. This chapter provides a unique discussion surrounding the care of these traumatic wounds......
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter contains the foreword, dedication and acknowledgements for Ageing at Home: Practical Approaches to Community Care. The forward is written by Delys Sargent, the Vice-President of the Counc...il on the Ageing (Australia). A list of chapters and contributors is also provided.
Before and After Death - Nursing Care
eChapter  11
Added: 22/05/2009
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...
Resources for Palliative Care
eChapter  12
Added: 22/05/2009
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......
Troubleshooting (PEG tubes)
eChapter  10
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter identifies some common problems associated with gastrostomy feeding and provides guidance in resolving and preventing them......
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.
Malignant Wounds
eChapter  14
Added: 22/05/2009
The problems associated with a malignant wound can have a devastating effect on a person's well being and can cause a marked decline in quality of life. This chapter guides nurses through how to manag...e 'fungating' or malignant wounds...
Stomal Care
eChapter  7
Added: 22/05/2009
This chapter outlines the fundamental principles of care required to maintain a healthy gastrostomy stoma and discusses how to identify and treat some of the problems that are commonly associated with... stomas...

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