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Incidents and Reporting
Incidents and Reporting
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Added: 24/02/2017
Documentation is an essential component of aged care. Knowing what to document and when, as well as ensuring appropriate documentation in relation to incidents and health care errors is essential....
Geriatric Medicine: A Pocket Book for Do...ctors, Nurses, Other Health Professionals and Students
eBook
Added: 17/05/2012
Geriatric Medicine is exactly what the subtitle says – a pocket guide for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals and students. In its first edition it was highly valued by nurses and traine...e doctors and when it went out of print there were constant queries about its reprint date from those who knew what an excellent, quick-and-easy reference it was. In response to those queries and because of our ageing community and the implications that has for the health professionals, Geriatric Medicine is back. The second edition contains new, up-to-date material on models of service delivery, cancer and palliative care, and residential care. For this new edition, the original four Australian authors have been joined by a fifth, a New Zealander, Wendy Busby, a teacher of geriatric medicine. The new edition has material specifically directed to services for the elderly in New Zealand. As the picture on the front of that book tells you, the authors think that ageing can be a positive healthy experience, and with this book they are spreading the message that health professionals have a real part to play in that experience.
Grief: It Won't be the Same Without Him
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Added: 01/05/2012
This chapter provides insights into the disruptive nature of death within a close community. It also highlights the nature of partnership when indirect carers take their place among other carers."When... our much-loved Jon died suddenly, shock waves went through the nursing home. There had been nothing to warn us that his death was imminent. What a different place the nursing home would be without his singing and his mischief. How could we ever bear a new resident being admitted to Jon’s bed? This story, a memorial to all our residents, shows how appropriate mourning within the community can preserve the memory of those residents who have died; while leaving us free to greet, appreciate and form new and enriching relationships with those residents who take their place."
Palliative Care and Aged Care: A Guide t...o Practice
eBook
Added: 24/04/2012
Since 2004 the World Health Organization has been calling for better palliative care for older people. However, the particular challenges posed for these older adults through the combination of physic...al co-morbidities, cognitive changes and reduced social support are not always fully recognised by aged care services. As such, there is a need for a comprehensive exploration of how palliative care and aged care can come together to assist older individuals achieve what might be described as a good death. Palliative Care and Aged Care- A Guide to Practice meets this need and provides nurses with an in-depth explanation of how these two specialties can work together in partnership. In providing this guide to practice, the authors acknowledge the excellent care already being provided to older people in many settings. They also acknowledge that partnerships between health professionals in aged care and palliative care are increasingly common. However, they are also aware that the concepts of palliative care are not always well understood. As such, the aim of the authors is not to shift to one extreme- the care of the dying- but rather to provide a practical guide on how to maximize the quality of life for older people until they die. Chapters are included that explore death and dying as both the historical perspective, and how it is viewed in modern society. The role of management in facilitating a partnership between the concepts of aged care and palliative care is thoroughly described, and the fundamental concepts that underpin the specialty of palliative care are explored in a manner that essentially ‘de-mystifies’ the aims of palliative care management. Law and ethics are considered in chapters on advanced care planning, and ethical decision-making ‘in context’. Two chapters are specifically dedicated to physical care, and the very complex area of palliative care of the older person with dementia. The eBook concludes with chapters on holistic care, interacting with families, and what happens after death: a topic often ignored in the literature. The eBook Palliative Care and Aged Care - A Guide to Practice is compatible with most eReader devices and software and is now available for members to download. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within Palliative Care and Aged Care - A Guide to Practice including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of palliative care, aged care, communication, ethics and a wide range of other nursing issues. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book of from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Communicating with Dying People and Their Relatives.
Living Dying Caring: Life and Death in a... Nursing Home
eBook
Added: 24/04/2012
This book, written from practical experience, offers reflections on relationships within residential aged care facilities. There is a special emphasis on supporting the lifestyle choices of residents ...and the facilitation of death with dignity at the time of a resident’s death. The stories presented are humorous, sad, moving, and insightful. All healthcare professionals working in residential aged care will be able to relate to, and benefit from, the stories within this text.
Spirituality: The Heart of Nursing
eBook
Added: 19/04/2012
Modern medicine has bought the marvels of cure to infections and has certainly been responsible for linking technology and cure to life-threatening conditions. At the same time, technology’s very su...ccess has also been its major failure: scientific medicine finds it difficult  to answer important questions put forward by our patients- namely, the questions about the meaning of illness, for healing is dependent upon ‘seeing wholes’ not parts or systems of a human being. True healing views a person as body, mind and spirit, and whilst the body receives unprecedented attention from our empirically-driven healthcare system, the mind has a much lower priority, and the spirit is given only the most cursory of considerations. Spirituality - The Heart of Nursing seeks to redress this imbalance, and draws upon the knowledge and experience of 10 distinguished nurse authors to describe and explore the essential role of spirituality in modern healthcare. Each author contributing to Spirituality - The Heart of Nursing presents a different perspective on the topic of spirituality, and explores of the topic from both the viewpoint of the nurse as a spiritual person, and spirituality as a core attribute of nursing care. Authors review the history of spirituality in healthcare, the nuances of communication, and the role of ‘the patient nurse’. There is a particularly interesting chapter where the author draws upon Jungian and mythological literature to present the concept of the nurse as ‘The Wounded Healer’, and excellent chapters on the incorporation of spirituality into nursing practice, especially into specific areas such as palliative care, dementia care, and aged care. As a whole, the book is designed to be delved into, rather than read from end to end, and will prove to be an excellent resource for any nurse who is concerned with healing the whole person, rather than just the disease. The eBook Spirituality - The Heart of Nursing is compatible with most eReader devices and software and is now available for members to download. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within Spirituality - The Heart of Nursing including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of spirituality, pastoral care, ethics, mental health and a wide range of other nursing issues. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book of from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Why the World Needs Nurses - An Anthology of Perspectives.
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