Diabetes and Its Impact on the Ageing Pe...rson
Diabetes, both identified and undiagnosed, is greatly increasing in Australia and is no less prevalent amongst the aged population. This chapter includes the definition, characteristics and screening ...process of diabetic clients. A thorough guide in managing diabetes is also provided to assist carers.
Feelings of sadness are a normal part of everyday life. However, they become abnormal if they are persistent and disrupt a person’s social, occupational and personal activities. This chapter address...es the signs and symptoms of depression and how to approach a depressed person.
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This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Counselling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide. 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.
This chapter contains the preliminaries to the Ausmed chapter series Counselling and Interviewing for Carers by Hugh Irons. The author provides an introduction to the series, biographical details and ...a complete chapter list is also provided.
Stress and Anxiety
There are occasions where stress and anxiety interfere with everyday life. This chapter discusses stress, anxiety and agitation, and explores some of the ways in which helpers can provide appropriate ...caring assistance to those who are suffering as a result of stressful situations.
Loss and Grief
Everyone experiences grief at some time in his or her life, but each person feels grief in his or her own way. Grief is unique and individual. This chapter explores loss and grief and recommends strat...egies and techniques to help those who are dealing with it.
Hostility and Agression
Problems in managing angry feelings can lead to hostility towards others, which can deteriorate into aggression and violence. This can be extremely challenging in a healthcare environment. This chapte...r discusses anger and hostility and how carers can manage it appropriately through dissipation strategies.
The psychological needs of older people are often overlooked as attention is focused on the physical challenges of coping with the essential activities of daily living. This chapter discusses counsell...ing and interviewing of older people, and how to overcome some of the myths associated with their age.
The Helping Interview
This chapter discusses the many sorts of helping interviews. Helping is all about assisting people to manage, and perhaps solve, problems. It is about creating action opportunities to change situation...s. Guidance is provided for achieving the best outcome possible.
Counselling children and adolescents requires a very different skill-set. Young people lack a wealth of experiences with which to compare events and they have not yet fully developed their coping skil...ls. This chapter discusses effective ways for counselling and interviewing children and adolescents.
The Motivational Interview
In a motivational interview, the focus is on encouraging a person to make a personal decision to change their behavior. The focal point of this chapter concerns motivational interviewing and its abili...ty to prompt a person to change behavior and move beyond ambivalence.
Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts
This chapter discusses suicide and suicidal thoughts. It covers methods of prevention and aims to assist caring helpers recognise situations in which suicide is more likely to occur and to provide pra...ctical advice on how to try to prevent it.
All families are different: they are as unique as the individuals contained within them. They differ in history, composition and the dynamics of the relationships among family members. In this chapter... you will learn how to counsel entire families or individual family members effectively.
Psychoses and Thought Disorders
The term ‘psychosis’ refers to a severe mental illness in which the person suffers from distorted perceptions of reality. It can be, and is, terrifying for the person experiencing it and extremely... difficult and challenging for their carer to understand and manage. This chapter addresses the causes of psychoses and how to manage it.
Sustaining Supportive Networks
People with intellectual disabilities are a diverse group who embark on the ageing process from many different starting points in terms of residence, employment history, family constellations and heal...th status. This chapter gives insights into the impact of intellectual disability and discusses the probability of ageing people with intellectual disabilities still maintaining community living, with varying vignettes to add further explanation.
Techniques and Tools
How we speak to someone is important. The terms ‘counselling’ and ‘interviewing’ are commonly used, but often misunderstood. This chapter discusses what is meant by ‘counselling’ and ‘in...terviewing’ – and the skills that are required to carry out these important activities effectively.
Abdominal pain is a common problem in children of all ages. There are many possible causes and many of these problems go away without any specific medical attention. This chapter concentrates on the m...ore serious causes of abdominal pain and other problems that might require medical assessment and, possibly, surgery.
A Systems Model for Documentation
This final chapter takes a broader view of the subject in presenting a systems model for professional nursing documentation in aged care. In presenting a systematic overview of documentation, the chap...ter draws together many of the topics considered in earlier chapters and presents them in one coherent model. The model presented here puts many of the topics of earlier chapters into an overall context.
Accounting For Care: Documenting Residen...tial Aged Care Nursing
This chapter explores the problem of documentation in nursing homes. It outlines the forces that influence written records of caregiving in nursing homes and considers specific fatcors that inhibit pr...ogress towards a professional standard of documentation
Adcare Lifestyle Retreat - Empowerment a...nd Enrichment for People Living with Cancer
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Research Piece C: Adcare Lifestyle Retreat - Empowerment and Enrichment for People Living with Cancer...