Caring for the Dying at Home

A Practical Guide
Author: Gill Pharaoh
Publisher: Free Assn Books
ISBN: 9781853437397
Category: Medical
Page: 168
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This book explains how to care for someone at home throughout a terminal illness. It explores the practical issues arising from the shock of the initial diagnosis, through to the day to day caring and management of the last days and hours. The author discusses how to balance the advantages of accepting help from external professional agencies â?? making the most of what is available â?? while maintaining the most important individual options. It is not a rule book, but instead tries to offer practical suggestions and alternatives to help families make their own decisions confidently. The emphasis of the book is upon open communication within the family, and the understanding that there is no right or wrong way of managing the situation. The authorâ??s intention is that the book will be useful to everyone, including the terminally ill family member, who will want to be a contributing member of the family for as long as possible. Common reactions by children as well as friends and neighbors are explored and discussed and practical advice of how best to manage them is described sensitively. The writer believes that the experience can end with everyone looking ahead without overwhelming feelings of guilt and regret.

Final Journeys

A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
Author: Maggie Callanan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 055390423X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
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For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the coauthor of the classic bestseller Final Gifts passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts—her patients. Here is the guide we all need to understanding the special needs of the dying and those who care for them. In her work with thousands of families, Maggie Callanan has witnessed the tears, the love—and the confusion and conflict—this final passage can evoke. Now, with honesty, compassion, and even humor, she empowers patients and their families to write the last chapter of their lives with less fear, less pain, and more control—so that all involved can focus their energies on creating the best possible ending. From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a spouse, to helping a dying mother prepare her children to carry on without her, Callanan’s poignant stories illustrate new ways to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of this difficult and precious time. She brings welcome clarity to medical and ethical concerns, explaining what to expect at every stage. Each brief chapter also conveys a home truth about making crucial treatment decisions, supporting the patient’s dignity and individuality, and lightening the burden on caregivers. Final Journeys is designed to be your companion, resource, and advocate. From diagnosis through the final hours, it will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and create the peaceful end we all hope for. From the Hardcover edition.

Caring for the Dying at Home

Companions on the Journey
Author: Keri Thomas
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857759464
Category: Medical
Page: 298
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This book is essential reading for general practitioners; practice, district and Macmillan nurses; social workers and all others involved in terminal care in the community.

At Home with Dying

A Zen Hospice Approach
Author: Merrill Collett
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570625152
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Most people would rather die at home, surrounded by familiar sights and cared for by our loved ones, than in a hospital. But most of us, too, would be overwhelmed, even frightened, at the prospect of having to provide such caregiving. Of the many books available about death and dying, this is the first to explain in detail how caring for a dying loved one can be a life-expanding experience when done mindfully and from the heart. At Home with Dying is a practical guide the physical, emotional, and spiritual skills needed to care for someone who is terminally ill, based on the principles that guide the Zen Hospice Project of the San Francisco Zen Center. Merrill Collett explains step-by-step how to feed, clean, and take care of a dying person—in a way that benefits both patient and caregiver. The instructions, which include ancient wisdom teachings as well as modern practical nursing methods, include: Mindfulness skills Effective pain treatments Appropriate cooking and feeding techniques Household organization and visitor management Preparation for the moment of death Working with grief

Stay Close and Do Nothing

A Spiritual and Practical Guide to Caring for the Dying at Home
Author: Merrill Collett
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
ISBN: 9780836235838
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Combining the most current techniques of hospice care with spiritual teachings, a step-by-step guide to caring for a terminally ill loved one offers practical nursing skills, effective pain treatments, tips on handling visitors, and more. 15,000 first printing.

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care


Author: Jerry L. Old,Daniel Swagerty
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781763431
Category: Medical
Page: 348
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Designed for easy use at the bedside, this manual contains the practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care. The book presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and families; predicting life expectancy; terminal care; non-pain symptom management; pain control; palliative interventions; pediatric palliative care; record keeping; and ethics. The succinct, user-friendly presentation features bullet points and numerous quick-reference tables. Each chapter includes an "In a Nutshell" summary of key points.

Care for the Dying

A Practical and Pastoral Guide
Author: Andrew Davison,Sioned Evans
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087860X
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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This wise and practical handbook, written by a palliative care physician and a priest with experience in hospice ministry, addresses the needs of the dying, their relatives and friends, and also those who provide support and care. Recognizing that these needs are physical, emotional, and spiritual, Care for the Dying draws on insights from current best practice in palliative care, pastoral experience, and theological reflection. It explores the following: --the availability of care for the dying person --communicating with the family --responding to a request for assisted suicide --forgiveness, reconciliation and anointing --saying goodbyes --the mystery of suffering --dying with dignity --supporting the bereaved --caring for the carers. Throughout, there is a helpful emphasis on understanding the care of the dying as a privilege as well as a responsibility, on the importance of proper self-care and of gaining strength from working as a team. Many people, including medical professionals and clergy, are fearful of what to say or do when faced with approaching death. This resource will deepen understanding and build courage and confidence.

Dying

A Practical Guide for the Journey
Author: Sue Wood,Peter Fox
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781770130173
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 195
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This book is intended to help anyone who is dying, and their family and carers. The terminal stages of life are like all the rest, in being times for people to live through as richly as they can -- but many special practicalities are likely to arise. Drawing on years of experience in hospice and elsewhere, Sue Wood and Peter Fox discuss what to expect, some important things to do, and generally what can ease life in this unfamiliar and perhaps hard journey.

Coming Home

A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Caring for a Dying Loved One
Author: Deborah Duda
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 0984235892
Category: Medical
Page: 321
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This step-by-step guide has been used to train hospice staff and volunteers for over two decades. Now Duda help you to create an experience that makes your loved one's final weeks as comfortable and meaningful as possible.

End of Life Care

A Practical Guide
Author: Clair Sadler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780335263561
Category:
Page: 208
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Are you involved in caring for people at the end of their life? Do you have a role in supporting the families of those who are dying, or is this an area of your work you find personally difficult? This book is an accessible guide for all those working in health or social care and caring for people at the end of their lives. This will include people in roles such as healthcare assistant, hospice worker, volunteer, nurse or other carers. Written by experts with extensive experience in delivering high quality end of life care, this book is full of real life examples, reflection exercises and case studies. It also includes insights into what can help make a good death, and how to help support families at the end of life.The easy to read chapters emphasise treating people who are dying with dignity using a person centred approach. The book supports the delivery of quality care by recognising physical and non-physical symptoms, and thinking about various emotional and physical needs people might have. It is also important that care givers look after themselves and advice is given on how best to do this. An essential purchase for anyone looking for guidance or support in this area, and suitable for those working in the community, care homes, hospices, hospitals or other settings where people are cared for. With a foreword from Dr. Ros Taylor, MBE, National Director for Hospice Care, Hospice UK. "This is a beautifully presented learning tool to support the delivery of end of life care. I particularly like the 'signposts' which reinforce the intention of the book to enable 'carers' to apply what they read to their role in practice." Liz Bryan, Director of Education and Training, St Christopher's Hospice, UK

The End-of-Life Handbook

A Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One
Author: David Feldman,S. Andrew Lasher
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824984
Category: Self-Help
Page: 200
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This book address both the emotional and psychological issues associated with death and dying and the practical and medical realities typically dealt with at this time-unusual among titles in this subject area. The authors, a psychologist and medical doctor, are passionate advocates for quality end-of-life care. Author Feldman's background in positive psychology brings an emphasis on hope, inspiration, meaning, and human connection at the end of life to the book. As medical technology progresses and life expectancies edge upward, families are being faced with ever-more-complicated choices as loved ones approach their final hours. This book offers readers much-needed guidance and support for making these often difficult decisions.

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient

A Practical Guide for Nurses
Author: Philip Jevon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444315285
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the managementand care of the dying and deceased patient. It outlines thepracticalities and legal issues associated with death, theprinciples of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principlesof dealing with death, both expected and unexpected. Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all thepractical issues surrounding death, including symptom control,resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, thelast offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentationissues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issuesinvolved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assistedeuthanasia, patient’s property, wills etc. SPECIAL FEATURES A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceasedpatient Of use to all nurses and nursing students Accessible and user-friendly Written by an expert in the field

Counseling Clients Near the End of Life

A Practical Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Author: James L. Werth, Jr., PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108504
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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"I found this book to be a well-written, sensitively presented, and important resource for those engaged in this critical area of work. Thank you, Dr. Werth, for making such a substantial contribution to this field."--Journal of Palliative Care "[This book offers] over 20 contributors, all with impeccable credentials, covering many perspectives that we need to consider more frequently and in greater depth...There is much that awaits you in this book."--Illness, Crisis, and Loss "Counseling Clients Near the End of Life is a marvelous resource for mental health providers who are searching for useful information in areas such as the following: resolving ethical dilemmas; assisting clients in planning for the end of life; counseling caregivers of clients who are near the end of life; and assisting people in dealing with grief. The editor of this work, Dr. James Werth, has done a splendid job of gathering various experts to share their perspectives on end of life care and choices at this time of life--and he has also written an excellent chapter on counseling clients who are dying." Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling California State University, Fullerton This highly accessible guide to counseling people who are terminally ill and their families fills a critical need in the counseling literature. Written for front-line mental health professionals and counseling graduate students, the text integrates research with practical guidance. It is replete with the experiences of contributing authors who are leaders in counseling terminally ill individuals , real-life case examples, clinical pearls of wisdom, and tables of practice pointers that provide quick access to valuable knowledge. The text offers information that is requisite for all counselors who provide services to persons who are terminally ill and their families. It addresses common issues that influence different types of counseling approaches, such as how the age, ethnicity, or religion of a client affects counselor conceptualizations and actions. The book discusses how to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment near the end of life. It explains how advance directives can be used to assist dying individuals and their loved ones. The counseling needs of family members before and after death are addressed as well as counseling loved ones experiencing complicated grief. The text also examines the particular concerns of counselors regarding self-care and the benefits of working as part of a professional team. Woven throughout are important considerations such as cultural diversity, ethical challenges, laws, and regulations; and advocacy at client and social policy levels. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of additional references for more in-depth study. Key Features: Integrates research with practical and accessible information Provides clinical ìpearlsî that can be put to use immediately Provides a reader-friendly format that includes real-life case studies and tables with important pointers Describes the counseling experiences of leading practitioners that include examples of successful and unsuccessful interventions Based on a comprehensive framework developed by a Working Group of the American Psychological Association

Living with Dying

A Guide to Palliative Care
Author: Dame Cicely M. Saunders,Mary Baines,Robert J. Dunlop
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192625144
Category: Medical
Page: 65
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The new edition of this successful book has been up-dated to incorporate recent advances in both approach to, and treatment of, the terminally ill. Based on many years of monitoring clinical practice and research at St Christopher's Hospice, Dame Cicely Saunders presents practical, balanced advice on the general ethical and medical principles of caring for dying patients. This will continue to be an invaluable handbook for all hospice physicians and nurses as a compassionate source of factual information.

Around the Globe for Women's Health

A Practical Guide for the Health Care Provider
Author: Taraneh Shirazian,Erin Gertz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441982582
Category: Medical
Page: 144
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In the increasingly globalized twenty-first century, cross-cultural communication and knowledge of culturally informed health practices are critical skills for women’s health providers. Around the Globe for Women’s Health is a concise, culturally sensitive, and clinically relevant guide that aims to increase health equity through prevention and improved clinical care for women around the world. Case-based chapters highlight clinical issues (such as obstetric fistula, malaria, and postpartum hemorrhage) and barriers to care (the unmet need for family planning, or limited radiotherapy in low-resource countries, for example). Around the Globe for Women's Health is a must-have resource not just for physicians considering working in another country, but all providers seeking to provide better care for diverse populations of women within the United States.

Teaching Palliative Care

A Practical Guide
Author: David Jeffrey
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857755794
Category: Medical
Page: 102
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Education of healthcare professionals is the cornerstone of specialist palliative services. This book is a practical toolbox of teaching techniques. Accessible, practical and easy to use it will encourage busy clinicians to teach by increasing their confidence in their training abilities. It provides a resource of various tools and describes how to approach teaching in a team, planning, methods and evaluation. Each chapter presents a menu of tried and tested techniques and closes with examples of lesson plans. The multidisciplinary experiences of the contributors are reflected in the book and healthcare professionals working in palliative care, hospitals, hospices or the community will find it to be essential reading.

Dying at Home

A Family Guide for Caregiving
Author: Andrea Sankar
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801862038
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 328
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Its power lies in the fact that in the face of certain death, the caregiver can give the person life, that is, the continuation of life as a social being."

Speaking of Dying

A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care
Author: Louis Heyse-Moore
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428494
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
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Good counselling skills are often not taught to the professionals who need them most. Compassionate and tactful communication skills can make the difference between an awkward encounter with a dying patient, and an engaging, empathic bond between two people. Louis Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist. Covering difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers, Speaking of Dying is a practical guide to using counselling skills for all clinical disciplines working in palliative care, whether in a hospice, hospital or at home. Complete with a clear explanation of both counselling and medical terminology, this hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care.

Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home

A Practical Guide for Midwives
Author: Mary Steen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136595821
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home describes and discusses the main challenges and issues that midwives and maternity services encounter when preparing for and attending a home birth. To ensure that a home birth is a real option for women, midwives need to be able to believe in a woman’s ability to give birth at home and to promote this birth option, providing evidence-based information about benefits and risks. This practical guide will help midwives to have the necessary skills, resources and confidence to support homebirth. The book includes: the present birth choices a woman has the implications homebirth has upon midwifery practice how midwives can prepare and support women and their families the midwife’s role and responsibilities national and local policies, guidelines and available resources pain management options With a range of recent home birth case studies brought together in the final chapter, this accessible text provides a valuable insight into those considering homebirth. Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home will be of interest to students studying issues around normal birth and will be an important resource for clinically based midwives, in particular community based midwives, home birth midwifery teams, independent midwives, and all who are interested in homebirth as a genuine choice.

Next Steps

A Practical Guide to Planning for the Best Half of Your Life
Author: Jan Collins,Jan Warner
Publisher: Linden Publishing
ISBN: 1610350936
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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Addressing the various issues associated with aging, this manual facilitates the process of choosing professionals who can help with concerns as well as aids in the development of a plan that is sufficiently flexible to maximize options. Consisting of a series of documents prepared according to the reader's specifications, this comprehensive guide ensures that aging and retirement are dealt with as seamlessly as possible. With topics ranging from how to avoid family power struggles and dealing with Medicaid to discussing the viability of a nursing home and knowing when to update documents, this resource is an essential tool in creating a detailed plan to deal with the problems and crises that aging inevitably brings.