Improving Nursing Home Care of the Dying: A Training Manual for Nursing Home Staff

Improving Nursing Home Care of the Dying: A Training Manual for Nursing Home Staff

by Martha Henderson
ISBN-10:
0826119255
ISBN-13:
9780826119254
Pub. Date:
04/29/2003
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
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Overview

Improving Nursing Home Care of the Dying: A Training Manual for Nursing Home Staff

In eight innovative sessions, Henderson, Hanson, and Reynolds provide sage advice, numerous case studies, a wide variety of assessment tools, intructional guidelines, and practical exercises to educate nursing home staff about care of the dying. A Multidisciplinary focus outlines important roles for all staff members in providing competent and compassionate end-of-life care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826119254
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/29/2003
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes for the Facilitator
Session 1: Envisioning a Good Death
Session 2: Recognizing the Final Phase of Life
Session 3: Grief and Loss: Understanding and Supporting Families
Session 4: Advance Care Planning
Session 5: Choices about Eating and Drinking
Session 6: Pain Management
Session 7: Emotional and Spiritual
Session 8: Caring for the Caregivers: Taking Care of Yourself Emotionally
References
Appendix A: Flacker Mortality Score
Appendix B: Approaches to Pain Assessment and Treatment
Appendix C: Advance Care Planning Booklet for Nursing Home Residents
Appendix D: Advance Care Planning Booklet for Families of Nursing Home Residents
Appendix E: Participants’ Handouts

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