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"A Caregiver's Guide was created to provide information for family caregivers to draw upon when preparing and caring for a loved one who has a progressive illness, especially at home. It was developed to complement resources and information provided to caregivers by healthcare professionals, includ…
The author shares her tools for understanding how the dying convey their innermost knowledge and needs. Expanding on her workshops, she shows the importance of meaningful dialogue in helping patients to die with peace and dignity.
Report references: The Bow Tie Model of 21st Century Palliative Care by Dr. Pippa Hawley, January 2015: ; http://www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home/For+Professionals/For+Professionals/The+Exchange/Current/The+Bow+Tie+Model+of+21st+Century+Palliative+Care.aspx. ; Accompanying repo…
Introduction : about growing older, dying, and death -- Grief and loss : a part of life -- Fear of dying -- The final life career : is this only a time of waiting for death? or is there something more? -- Acceptance that death will come -- Pain, distress, and suffering -- Prayer -- Responding to me…
Shows how to support the person who is ill and how the caregiver can handle his/her own emotions.
Provides information on meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the loved one and others involved in their care, and is designed to encourage open communication between patients, families, health professionals and volunteers.
Table of Contents : ; PART I: Introduction -- Why it is important to know about patients? wishes to die -- PART II: Research --Illness narratives, meaning making, and epistemic injustice in research at the end of life -- Expressed desire for hastened death in seven patients living with advanced can…
Table of Contents: ; 1 Definitions and key elements in palliative care -- 2 Symptom assessment -- 3 Clinical decision making -- 4 Pain assessment and management -- 5 Fatigue -- 6 Cachexia -- 7 Dehydration -- 8 Anxiety and depression -- 9 Sleep disturbance -- 10 Chronic nausea and vomiting -- 11 Con…
The author describes the dying process and provides practical, concrete suggestions for bringing a degree of comfort to the dying individual. His advice is illustrated with many brief, descriptive vignettes of actual cases covering a wide spectrum of ages, personalities, family situations, and resp…
Turning points at life's end ; Rights of the dying patient ; The first turning point : from active treatment to comfort care ; Pain control ; What you should expect from your doctors and nurses ; Family and friends ; The second turning point : making the decision to hasten death ; What options have…
Title on DVD's:
v.1: Clinical communication in hospice palliative care (courseware / multiple segment use edition) ; v.2: CD-Rom titled: Learning essential approachres to palliative and end-of-life care (LEAP) version 1.1 facilitator kit ; v.3: Dying for care - towards quality end-of-life care (Eng…