Ethical Issues In Dementia Care

Author by : Julian C. Hughes
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Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : There are always difficult day-to-day decisions to be faced when caring for a person with dementia. This book considers these ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life, offering practical guidance and advice.


Living With Dementia

Author by : Veljko Dubljević
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book addresses current issues in the neuroscience and ethics of dementia care, including philosophical as well as ethical legal, and social issues (ELSIs), issues in clinical, institutional, and private care-giving, and international perspectives on dementia and care innovations. As such, it is a must-read for anyone interested in a well-researched, thought-provoking overview of current issues in dementia diagnosis, care, and social and legal policy. All contributions reflect the latest neuroscientific research on dementia, either broadly construed or in terms of the etiologies and symptoms of particular forms of dementia. Given its interdisciplinary and international scope, its depth of research, and its qualitative emphasis, the book represents a valuable addition to the available literature on neuroethics, gerontology, and neuroscientific memory research.


The Moral Challenge Of Alzheimer Disease

Author by : Stephen Garrard Post
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Centres on dilemmas concerning the course of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The author presents an overview of the major ethical issues relating to dementia care.


The Law And Ethics Of Dementia

Author by : Charles Foster
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Dementia is a topic of enormous human, medical, economic, legal and ethical importance. Its importance grows as more of us live longer. The legal and ethical problems it raises are complex, intertwined and under-discussed. This book brings together contributions from clinicians, lawyers and ethicists – all of them world leaders in the field of dementia – and is a comprehensive, scholarly yet accessible library of all the main (and many of the fringe) perspectives. It begins with the medical facts: what is dementia? Who gets it? What are the current and future therapeutic and palliative options? What are the main challenges for medical and nursing care? The story is then taken up by the ethicists, who grapple with questions such as: is it legitimate to lie to dementia patients if that is a kind thing to do? Who is the person whose memory, preferences and personality have all been transformed by their disease? Should any constraints be placed on the sexual activity of patients? Are GPS tracking devices an unpardonable interference with the patient's freedom? These issues, and many more, are then examined through legal lenses. The book closes with accounts from dementia sufferers and their carers. It is the first and only book of its kind, and the authoritative text.


Nursing Home Ethics

Author by : Bethel Ann Powers, RN, PhD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Designated a Doody's Core Title! Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! p>Bethel Ann Powers gives a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the ethical issues that arise in long-term care. The first two chapters set the stage by exploring the pre-nursing home experiences of families living with dementia and, in contrast, how residents and family members experience life in the nursing home. The following chapters contain detailed hypothetical cases that include questions, possible actions, and insightful commentary to illustrate practical approaches to understanding common ethical issues affecting nursing home residents.


Ethical Issues In Dementia Care

Author by : Clive Baldwin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides There are always difficult day to day decisions to be faced when caring for a person with dementia - from knowing how to deal with wandering to end of life decisions. Many of these decisions are underpinned by value judgments about right and wrong and reflect a particular view of dementia. This book considers these ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life, offering practical guidance and advice. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia. In particular the authors discuss the way that decision makers are themselves changed by the decisions they make, and the impact of this on the decision-making process. This book should be read by all those who work caring for people with dementia.


Ethical Considerations And Challenges In Geriatrics

Author by : Angela Georgia Catic
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book is designed to present an overview of common geriatrics ethical issues that arise during patient care and research activities. Each chapter includes a case example and practical learning pearls that are useful in day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes a brief overview of geriatric epidemiology, highlighting the high rates of dementia, use of surrogate decisions makers at the end-of-life, relocation from home to long-term care facilities, and low health literacy in the geriatrics population. Sections are devoted to issues around capacity, surrogate decision making, end-of-life care, hemodialysis in the elderly, and futility as well as challenges presented by independence questions, such as dementia care, driving, feeding, and intimacy in nursing homes. The text also addresses questions around recognizing, reporting, and treating elder abuse and self-neglect, ethics related to research and technology in the geriatric population, and the use of e-mail, Facebook, and open notes. Written by experts in the field, Ethical Considerations and Challenges in Geriatrics is a valuable tool for trainees at a variety of levels including medical students, residents, and fellows. In addition, it provides practical guidance and a useful reference for practicing geriatricians, primary care physicians, geriatric nurses, social workers, nursing home workers, hospice care employees, and all medical health professionals working with the elderly.


Dementia And The Advance Directive

Author by : Marcia Sokolowski
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This unique title offers a novel exploration into the world of advance directives for patients with dementia. Based on real life ethics consultations the expert author has undertaken, the cases depict fascinating and challenging moral issues arising in a variety of healthcare facilities. The dynamics of the interdisciplinary health care teams of these patients, along with the dynamics of the families who are grappling to best serve their loved ones, are outlined and assessed; and the role each player’s personal histories have on the ethical issues and their resolution in real life are explored. Following each case study, the author applies a range of concepts introduced in the beginning of the book to the relevant case study, thus integrating theory with a case-based approach. A user-friendly question-and-answer format provides a thought provoking and accessible learning experience for readers. Dementia and the Advance Directive: Lessons from the Bedside tackles complicated and realistic healthcare scenarios and offers an invaluable addition to the literature on advance directives.


Ethical And Legal Issues In Neurology

Author by : Eran Klein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
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Description : Caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease presents neurologists with ethical challenges. Some of these, such as end-of-life care or research participation, are well known and have significant overlap with challenges in other areas of medicine or other neurologic diseases, such as cancer or traumatic brain injury, while others, such as the rise of biomarker-based diagnostics, are more novel and reflect the impact of developments in the science and clinical care of Alzheimer’s disease. A thoughtful and systematic approach to these challenges, from the preclinical to the late symptomatic stage of this disease, is required and will help clinicians be better advocates and stewards of their patients. This chapter addresses a number of the most pressing ethical problems facing patients, caregivers, and clinicians during this disease, including early and presymptomatic testing, assessment of decision-making capacity for treatment or research participation, restriction of driving, remote monitoring, assisted suicide, and treatment of disruptive behaviors.


Practical Dementia Care

Author by : Peter V. Rabins
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP USA
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Description : This is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. For the Second Edition, the authors have added a chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded their coverage of the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia; the pathophysiology of common and uncommon causes of dementia, especially Alzheimer disease; non-drug treatment for dementia symptoms; pharmacologic therapy for dementia; psychiatric symptoms of dementia and their treatment (especially medication treatment); and dementia in special environments (especially assisted living and nursing homes). Also new for this edition is an easy-to-use "Dementia Care Psychosocial Intervention" for everyday clinical practice. Forms that facilitate its use, including a "Dementia Care Checklist" and the "Johns Hopkins Dementia Care Guidelines for Families", are available for download on a Website created for readers of the book. Physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and others who care for patients with dementia in almost any setting, including long-term care, will find this Second Edition to be an invaluable resource.


Intelligent Assistive Technologies For Dementia

Author by : Fabrice Jotterand
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The financial burden and the level of specialized care required to look after older adults with dementia has reached the point of a public health crisis. Older adults diagnosed and living with the disorder reached 35.6 million worldwide in 2010 and is expected to increase to 135.5 million in 2050, with costs soaring to $1.1 trillion. In the face of the increasing burden this disorder poses to health care systems and the management of this patient population, intelligent assistive technologies (IATs) represent a remarkable and promising strategy to meet the need of persons suffering from dementia. These technologies aim at helping individuals compensate for specific physical and cognitive deficits, and maintain a higher level of independence at home and in everyday activities. However, the rapid development and widespread implementation of these technologies are not without associated challenges at multiple levels. An international and multidisciplinary group of authors provide future-oriented and in-depth analysis of IATs. Part I delineates the current landscape of intelligent assistive technologies for dementia care and age-related disability from a global perspective, while the contributions in Part II analyze and address the major psycho-social implications linked to the development and clinical use of IATs. In the last section, essays examine the major ethical, social and regulatory issues associated with the use of IATs in dementia care. This volume provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of how IATs are reshaping dementia care.


Dementia And Aging

Author by : Robert H. Binstock
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Several million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementing disorder. For families, professional caregivers, policy makers, and the patients themselves, the challenges are immense and the economic costs are staggering. In Dementia and Aging Robert H. Binstock, Stephen G. Post, and Peter J. Whitehouse bring together experts in gerontology, geriatrics, psychiatry, neurology, nursing, ethics, philosophy, public policy, and law to examine the ethical, moral, and policy controversies surrounding dementia. The authors first present background information on dementia and related ethical and policy issues. The remainder of the book is divided into three parts. Part One conveys the difficulties experienced by dementia patients and their caregivers. Part Two deals with ethical and moral issues involved in decisions regarding treatment and care, including the highly controversial subject of euthanasia. Part Three lays out societal choices regarding the allocation of resources for treatment, care, and research on dementia.


A Handbook Of Dementia Care

Author by : Caroline Cantley
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : Recently, professional understanding of dementia has broadened and has opened up new thinking about how we can provide more imaginative, responsive and 'person-centred' services for people with dementia. Against this background A Handbook of Dementia Care provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge in the field. It is comprehensive, authoritative, accessible and thought-provoking. It asks: * How do different theoretical perspectives help us to understand dementia? * What do we know about what constitutes good practice in dementia care? * How can we improve practice and service delivery in dementia care? * How do policy, organizational issues and research impact on dementia care? This handbook provides a unique, multidisciplinary and critical guide to what we know about dementia and dementia care. It is written by leading academics, practitioners and managers involved in the development of dementia care. It demonstrates the value of a wide range of perspectives in understanding dementia care, reviews the latest thinking about good practice, and examines key ethical issues. It explores the way organizations, policy and research shape dementia care, and introduces a range of approaches to practice and service development. A Handbook of Dementia Care is an essential resource for students and professionals in such fields as gerontology, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, geriatric medicine, psychiatry, mental health, psychology, social services and health services management, social policy and health policy.


Ethical And Legal Issues In Neurology

Author by : James L. Bernat
Languange : en
Publisher by : Newnes
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Description : Advances in our understanding of the brain and rapid advances in the medical practice of neurology are creating questions and concerns from an ethical and legal perspective. Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology provides a detailed review of various general aspects of neuroethics, and contains chapters dealing with a vast array of specific issues such as the role of religion, the ethics of invasive neuroscience research, and the impact of potential misconduct in neurologic practice. The book focuses particular attention on problems related to palliative care, euthanasia, dementia, and neurogenetic disorders, and concludes with examinations of consciousness, personal identity, and the definition of death. This volume focuses on practices not only in North America but also in Europe and the developing world. It is a useful resource for all neuroscience and neurology professionals, researchers, students, scholars, practicing clinical neurologists, mental health professionals, and psychiatrists. A comprehensive introduction and reference on neuroethics Includes coverage of how best to understand the ethics and legal aspects of dementia, palliative care, euthanasia and neurogenetic disorders Brings clarity to issues regarding ethics and legal responsibilities in the age of rapidly evolving brain science and related clinical practice


Reshaping Dementia Care

Author by : Miriam K. Aronson
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
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Description : Innovative approaches to dementia care in the nursing home are the subject of this volume. The contributors combine specific applied research findings and programmes in examining such topics as: addressing needs; developing multidisciplinary care teams; finding alternatives to restraints; and integrating the family into the care team. Special programmes designed to accommodate patients, including special care units, in-house day care, nursing unit-based services and social day care, are described. Also explored are: legal and ethical issues related to dementia; reimbursement; staff training; and increasing costs.


End Stage Dementia Care

Author by : C. R. Kovach
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : People with mid-stage dementia are served by special care units in long-term care facilities, although as these residents deteriorate, they are transferred out of the unit and into a general nursing home unit. These nursing homes are not equipped to deal with palliative needs of end-stage dementia care. The book addresses those needs. With this in mind, Part One examines the stages of dementia end-stage in particular. Other chapters in this section provide background on the hospice movement and hospice concepts; the idea of maintaining personhood; and administration of a late-stage care unit. Part Two focuses on treatment approaches for common needs in end-stage dementia - medical and physical care; a supportive environment; the fundamentals of care; psychopharmacology; and therapeutic activities. Part 3 contains chapters on family-centred care; legal and ethical issues; programme evaluation; and future opportunities.


Psychiatric Ethics In Late Life Patients

Author by : Meera Balasubramaniam
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The process of aging is frequently associated with changes in the physical and mental functioning of older adults, challenging their autonomy and rendering them vulnerable to exploitation. Certain illnesses that are more common in older adults can affect their capacity to function independently. These include the capacity to make medical decisions, live independently, manage finances, to name a few. Healthcare professionals, especially psychiatrists are often entrusted with the responsibility of assessing an older adult’s capacity to perform one or more functions. This makes it imperative for them to be cognizant of these issues, understand the need for these evaluations, and be able to conduct them in a comprehensive manner. Another way of protecting an older person’s rights and facilitating a life based on their own decisions even after they lose decision making capacity is Advanced Health Care Planning (AHCP). Health care professionals are required to initiate a discussion about AHCP with their patients and their families and review it periodically. Lastly, the older adults incarcerated in prisons is a group that is growing in numbers. They have unique needs at the intersection of the geriatric and forensic services, but are often marginalized by both services. The combination of poor quality of life and increasing costs makes the care of older adults in the criminal justice system makes this topic an important public health concern. There is a pressing need for better training of prison staff in issues of geriatric psychiatry. Assessment of criminal responsibility and competence to stand trial in aging offenders are other complex but under-studied issues. This proposed book will provide a comprehensive view of ethical, medicolegal, and forensic issues that will be useful in clinical practice. There will be three sub-sections, each focusing on ethical, medicolegal and forensic issues respectively. The first section will focus on ethical issues. Its first chapters will provide an overview of the how age and the process of aging influence decision-making and introduce unique ethical dimensions to clinical care. This will be followed by a discussion of the concepts of informed consent and capacity evaluation. The next chapters will focus on common scenarios that arise in the care of elderly patients and offer a practical approach to understanding and managing them. These will include assessments of the capacity to make medical decisions, the capacity to live independently, manage finances, drive a vehicle, have sexual relations etc. A chapter on ethical issues specific to dementia will outline issues related to diagnostic disclosure and genetic testing. Research ethics issues in geriatric psychiatry will also be outlined. The next section of the book will focus on surrogate decision making in an older adult who has been deemed to lack the capacity to serve one or more functions independently. The first chapters in this sub-section will focus on patient directed advance health care planning tools, namely, living will and power of attorney. This will be followed by an overview of default surrogate making. Guardianship will subsequently be covered. A separate chapter will cover the issue of elder abuse and discuss an approach to assessing it. The last section of the book will cover forensic issues in geriatric psychiatry. The first chapter will discuss aging older adults in the criminal justice system from an epidemiological perspective. The growing numbers of incarcerated older adults, their illness burden, the challenges in the diagnosis and management of neurocognitive disorders in the prison setting will be elucidated. The following chapter will discuss competence to stand trial with reference to elderly offenders. This will be followed by a discussion of the concepts of medical reprieve, compassionate release as well as model programs and policies currently in the works for older incarcerated adults.


Controversies In Ethics In Long Term Care

Author by : Ellen Marie Olson
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Description : In decision-making, health care providers of long-term care regularly face a struggle between moral imperatives, medical technology, and financial considerations. This volume addresses crucial ethical issues, including advance directives (living wills), autonomy of the frail elders, home vs. institutional care, termination of treatment, and comfort care. It also discusses multicultural issues and the treatment of dementia patients. The volume is a vital resource for all long-term care professionals, as well as for academics and students concerned with ethics in health care.


The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook Of Alzheimer Disease And Other Dementias

Author by : Myron F. Weiner
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Psychiatric Pub
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Description : The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of dementia for psychiatrists and other health care practitioners who deal with cognitively impaired adults in outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care settings. With content ranging from clinical guidance to basic research, it contains information on nearly every subject related to dementing conditions or illnesses -- not only providing extensive coverage of clinical management issues but also enabling a deeper understanding of the causes of dementia. Designed to assist the practitioner faced with everyday dilemmas, from dosages of antipsychotic drugs to legal and ethical issues, this textbook describes in detail the most common conditions and diseases leading to dementia and covers pharmacologic, behavioral, and environmental treatments. It also considers a broader range of cognitive disorders and impairment in order to help practitioners recognize and treat primary brain diseases and systemic disorders affecting the brain before they reach the stage of dementia. Building on the editors' earlier work The Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research, this new book expands on its scope, with nearly twice the number of contributors -- all clinicians or researchers at the vanguard of the field. New to this edition are chapters on epidemiology, history of dementia, biomarkers for Alzheimer disease, care of the late-stage dementia patient, prevention of dementia, and chapters devoted to: Vascular cognitive impairment, emphasizing the importance of early detection with development of appropriate treatments and risk factor control Dementia with Lewy bodies and other synucleinopathies, describing differences in cognitive profile between synucleinopathies and Alzheimer disease Frontotemporal dementias, including behavioral and language variants Traumatic brain injury, distinguishing between proximal and distal effects and risk factors for dementia later in life An abundance of charts and illustrations, extensive references and additional readings, and chapter-end key points make this a practical volume for learning, while appendixes include easily administered instruments useful in daily practice for grading cognition, day-to-day function, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and quality of life. Whether used as a clinical guide or as a sourcebook on technical and scientific developments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an important reference for psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, primary care physicians, and other health professionals who deal with cognitively impaired adults.


Fast Facts For Dementia Care Second Edition

Author by : Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
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Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This quick-access clinical reference for nurses in adult health settings addresses the most prevalent and complex management challenges in caring for people with dementia. The second edition—completely updated with the newest guidelines for evidence-based, person-centered care—includes two new chapters on the Emotional Needs of People with Dementia and Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse, along with new information on cultural considerations and distinguishing between dementia and delirium. Quotes from people with dementia are included in this edition to give first-person accounts of their experiences. Fast Facts for Dementia Care, Second Edition delivers specific care strategies for all stages of dementia in a wide range of clinical settings, including acute care, long-term care, and home and community settings. Chapters introduce relatively simple dementia-specific interventions nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent or address problems before they escalate. Using bullet points and concise paragraphs, this streamlined resource discusses the issues faced by people with dementia and their care partners and what nurses can do. It addresses disease progression, assessment and management of pain, medications, safety concerns, communication strategies, ethical issues, and end-of-life care. New to the Second Edition: Completely updated with the newest guidelines for evidence-based, person-centered care of people with dementia New information of cultural considerations including culturally appropriate communication, considerations related to treatment goals, and more Chapters on Emotional Needs of People with Dementia and Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse Key Features: Helps identify and manage conditions associated with mental status, including delirium and dementia Provides clinical vignettes and quotes of real-life situations illustrating successful nursing interventions Discusses communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, end-of-life care, and more Includes “Fast Facts” boxes for quick reference to essential information


Dementia In Prison

Author by : Joanne Brooke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This innovative volume exposes dementia as a condition that the aging prison population is increasingly facing. Going beyond exploring the need to understand dementia within prison populations, it argues that healthcare workers and prison staff must ensure that prisoners developing dementia during their sentence are identified and supported. Dementia in Prison covers three key areas: • Healthcare services in prison settings and how these affect the rapidly aging prison population, • The human rights of prisoners with dementia, alongside the ethics of healthcare in this environment, • The current state of support for prisoners with dementia and any recommendations for future assessment, diagnosis, and policies. This provocative book will be invaluable to scholars in the fields of public health, criminology and medical sociology as well as nurses and prison staff.


Ethical Issues In Neurology

Author by : James L. Bernat
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : Written by an eminent authority from the American Academy of Neurology's Committee on Ethics, Law, and Humanities, this book is an excellent text for all clinicians interested in ethical decision-making. The book features outstanding presentations on dying and palliative care, physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia, medical futility, and the relationship between ethics and the law. New chapters in this edition discuss how clinicians resolve ethical dilemmas in practice and explore ethical issues in neuroscience research. Other highlights include updated material on palliative sedation, advance directives, ICU withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy, gene therapy, the very-low-birth-weight premature infant, the developmentally disabled patient, informed consent, organizational ethics, brain death controversies, and fMRI and PET studies relating to persistent vegetative state.


Providing Quality Care

Author by : Pauline O'Connor
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Oxford Textbook Of Old Age Psychiatry

Author by : Robin Jacoby
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is the new edition of the much loved and highly popular multi-author textbook previously published as Psychiatry in the Elderly. It has established itself as the standard textbook in its field due to its unique combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing and authoritative and up-to-date information. This new edition maintains these strengths, with chapters covering the basic sciences underpinning old agepsychiatry, clinical practice, psychiatric services for older people, specific disorders and medico-legal and ethical issues.The text has been extensively updated, with several new chapters added reflecting developments in the speciality. These include chapters on: different psychotherapies, e.g. interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy; memory clinics and liaison old age psychiatry; mild cognitive impairment and sleep disorders; and chapters by patients reflecting their experiences of their illnesses. The textbook has expanded to include 73 contributors from 8 differentcountries covering the panoply of relevant expertise. The editorial team has also grown with Robin Jacoby and Catherine Oppenheimer now being joined by Tom Dening and Alan Thomas.The breadth of authoritative coverage will continue to make this book one which all old age psychiatrists and trainees will want to have on their bookshelves. Geriatricians and other health professionals working with older people will also find in this book a handy resource to assist them when dealing with psychiatric disorders in older people.


Tabbner S Nursing Care

Author by : Rita Funnell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Australia
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Description : "Tabbner's Nursing Care: Theory and Practice is the only Australian and New Zealand textbook written specifically for the enrolled nurse student. The new 5th edition of this best-selling text has been fully revised and updated throughout to reflect the content of the new National Curriculum. Unit 1 The evolution of nursing Unit 2 The health care environment Unit 3 Cultural diversity and nursing practice Unit 4 Promoting psychosocial health in nursing practice Unit 5 Nursing individuals throughout the lifespan Unit 6 The nursing process Unit 7 Assessing health Unit 8 Important component of nursing care Unit 9 Health promotion and nursing care of the individual Appendices."--Provided by publisher.


Design For Nature In Dementia Care

Author by : Garuth Chalfont
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Adopts a holistic and person-centred approach to caring for dementia sufferers by considering their emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. Provides comprehensive examples of the wide range of ways a person can connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities, elements and environments.


Evidence Based Practice In Dementia For Nurses And Nursing Students

Author by : Karen Harrison Dening
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : This essential textbook on dementia care introduces the knowledge that nurses need, including the evidence base for practice and the guidance to transfer this newly acquired knowledge into everyday practice. Each of the 25 chapters are written by experts in the field of dementia care and are grounded in thoroughly researched, up-to-date evidence, have a direct bearing to nurse practice, and use case studies to give examples of application of the evidence to practice. It begins by introducing dementia as a diagnosis, a syndrome, and a set of diseases, signs and symptoms. It then deals with various principles that underpin dementia care, including person-centred care, behaviours that challenge, risk management, and understanding relationships affected by dementia. Finally, it assesses dementia care across a range of care settings, such as primary care, care homes, domiciliary care, acute hospital, and hospice services.


Evaluation In Dementia Care

Author by : Anthea Innes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : This volume sets out the critical role and application of evaluation in identifying and developing good practice in a range of dementia care settings. It discusses the evaluation of care at different levels, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself.