The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't

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Winner of the 2011 Caregiver Friendly Award --Today's Caregiver magazine

Wouldn't it be a relief to know you are making the right decisions and doing right by the person in your care? Whether you have a loved one who can't make his or her own decisions or you are a healthcare professional, you know how difficult--even heartbreaking--it can be to make decisions for others. Feeling confident that you're made the right decision would be a welcome ...

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Overview

Winner of the 2011 Caregiver Friendly Award --Today's Caregiver magazine

Wouldn't it be a relief to know you are making the right decisions and doing right by the person in your care? Whether you have a loved one who can't make his or her own decisions or you are a healthcare professional, you know how difficult--even heartbreaking--it can be to make decisions for others. Feeling confident that you're made the right decision would be a welcome relief from the worry and guilt you may be feeling.

The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making offers tools and techniques that will limit your frustration and fears and help you make informed, respectful decisions. Extremely practical, yet also heartfelt, the book offers:

-Four adaptable tools that make decision making a simple, step-by-step process
-Guidlines to help you determine if your loved one or patient can make decisions, who should make the decisions, and how to make better decisions
-Questions to use in almost any medical or quality-of-life situation that will help you gather all of the information you need
-Techniques for improving communication between patients, families and caregivers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608320417
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 792,450
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted July 26, 2010

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    Great help for caregivers of those who've lost some or all of their mental capacities due to any type of dementia (such as Alzheimer's), stroke, brain injury, mental illness, Parkinson's or developmental delays.

    Caregivers of the incapacitated inherently doubt their choices and decisions. "Should we try this procedure, treatment or medication... or should we stop all efforts and opt for a dignified death?" As a bioethicist, Vicki shows us how to reach sound decisions medically as well as ethically.

    Full of practical advice such as: how to document health care wishes in Advance Directives, end-of-life issues, how to take away car keys, and how to break a promise of not placing someone in a nursing home. Also includes a decision making diagram to reinforce the learning process and shortcuts for adapting to a patient's fluctuations and needs.

    -Jacqueline Marcell, Author of "Elder Rage", International Speaker, and Host of "Coping with Caregiving" Radio Show

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