Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly / Edition 1

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Overview

Through firsthand accounts and research, Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly focuses on the education, training, and support of individuals who care for the elderly. This book provides caregivers with methods to cope with grief and loss and will help educators design programs that meet the needs of their consumers: the elderly and their families, friends, and service providers. From Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly, you'll learn how to cope with the stress and emotions of caregiving and improve the quality of services to your patients.

With an emphasis on caregivers of the institutionalized elderly and the special services provided by clergy, chaplains, and pastoral counselors, Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly offers the caregiver or educator several model workshops focusing on grief, loss, and bereavement care. Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly contains proven methods and strategies that will sharpen and enhance your caregiving skills, including:

  • focusing on the emotional responses and phases of dying, including denial, anger, and acceptance, to help patients deal with death
  • considering physical and administrative atmosphere and your elderly population when setting goals and designing workshops to provide optimal patient/resident care
  • discussing the themes of grief and loss, stress management, handling change, and promoting self-care for caregivers in workshops and through self-evaluations
  • developing workshops that open with grief history surveys and attitude checklists, discuss normative development and issues of old age, and have themes based on the biological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the elderly person
  • providing caregivers with an opportunity to practice what they have learned through case studies, simulated role play, open discussions, and care plan designing
  • thinking about your own mortality and learning about your feelings and ideas of growing old
Utilized at a psychiatric nursing home facility of New Hampshire Hospital, the workshop exercises in Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly have allowed caregivers to express personal feelings; talk about beliefs and experiences; learn about biological, psychosocial, and spiritual processes of grief and phases of bereavement; and apply these understandings and insights into typical caregiving situations. Grief Education for the Caregivers of the Elderly gives you the framework for such a program, using vignettes, composite case material, poetry, and a holistic approach to health care to emphasize the importance of your emotional health and enhanced care of the elderly.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Deborah Kuhn Bruley, MS, RN (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing)
Description: The title of this book may mislead some readers into thinking that it targets family caregivers. However, this book actually gives an excellent, succinct overview of theories of aging, grieving, and nuts-and-bolts approaches to grief education of professional and other paid caregivers of the dying elderly. The author uses her many years of experience as Director of Pastoral Services (particularly in a psychiatric nursing home facility, where the staff cared for patients over many years) to give authenticity to her descriptions of both the dying elderly and the staff who were grieved by their deaths.
Purpose: The stated purpose of providing basic resources for training caregivers in the area of grief and loss in healthcare facilities is met both in the description of workshop formats and the chapters that focus on the content to be taught.
Audience: Not only are grief educators targeted, but an excellent chapter is included for pastoral caregivers, with many helpful ideas for providing spiritual care to the dying elderly.
Features: The extremely helpful appendixes give workshop formats, publicity flyers, examples of vignettes and questions to be used, evaluation forms, as well as actual workshop schedules.
Assessment: At times it is difficult to determine whether suggested interventions are aimed at the dying elderly or the caregiver, and though many classic studies are referenced, current work in grief research is missing. However, for a basic resource for training caregivers in the area of grief and loss in healthcare facilities I have not seen a better publication. This easy-to-read, compact book is a worthy addition to the library of educators in the fields of gerontology and grief.
Deborah Kuhn Bruley
The title of this book may mislead some readers into thinking that it targets family caregivers. However, this book actually gives an excellent, succinct overview of theories of aging, grieving, and nuts-and-bolts approaches to grief education of professional and other paid caregivers of the dying elderly. The author uses her many years of experience as Director of Pastoral Services (particularly in a psychiatric nursing home facility, where the staff cared for patients over many years) to give authenticity to her descriptions of both the dying elderly and the staff who were grieved by their deaths. The stated purpose of providing basic resources for training caregivers in the area of grief and loss in healthcare facilities is met both in the description of workshop formats and the chapters that focus on the content to be taught. Not only are grief educators targeted, but an excellent chapter is included for pastoral caregivers, with many helpful ideas for providing spiritual care to the dying elderly. The extremely helpful appendixes give workshop formats, publicity flyers, examples of vignettes and questions to be used, evaluation forms, as well as actual workshop schedules. At times it is difficult to determine whether suggested interventions are aimed at the dying elderly or the caregiver, and though many classic studies are referenced, current work in grief research is missing. However, for a basic resource for training caregivers in the area of grief and loss in healthcare facilities I have not seen a better publication. This easy-to-read, compact book is a worthy addition to the library of educators in the fields of gerontology and grief.
Booknews
Offers several model workshops focusing on grief, loss, and bereavement care, for caregivers of the institutionalized elderly and for clergy, chaplains, and pastoral counselors. Presents methods and strategies to enhance caregiving skills in order to provide clients with the emotional and spiritual support they need. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789004987
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Challenge of Grief Education for Caregivers of the Institutionalized Elderly 15
Ch. 2 Aging and the Elderly 27
Ch. 3 Bereavement and the Elderly 41
Ch. 4 Death and Dying and the Elderly 63
Ch. 5 Workshop Design - A Successful Model 77
Ch. 6 Caregivers: Practitioners, Helpers, and Companions 89
Ch. 7 Clergy As Caregivers 109
Ch. 8 Envisioning Eldercare: The Next Fifty Years 131
Workshop 1 Attachment, Loss, and the Process of Mourning 143
Workshop 2 Bereavement 147
Workshop 3 Grief and Loss 155
Workshop 4 The Art of Caring for the Dying Person 165
Workshop 5 When Someone Dies 169
Workshop 6 Caring for the Caregiver 173
Workshop 7 Brief In-Service Programs 177
Bibliography 179
Index 185
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