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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

In Your Own Time

A Guide for Patients and Their Carers Facing a Last Illness at Home
Author: Elizabeth Lee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198509752
Category: Medical
Page: 251
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Anyone suffering from a terminal illness faces huge challenges, not only emotionally and physically, but also in the range of practical decisions they need to make. In Your Own Time guides the patient through the choices that exist in the current system of medical care, helping them decide on the type of care they want, and where they want to receive it - in the hospice or the home. With advice on coping with the emotions experienced during such trying times, this is a beautifully written and compassionate book that will empower both sufferer and carer with the information needed to maintain the highest possible quality of life in the final days.

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.

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.

End of Life Care

A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists
Author: Nigel Hartley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857003364
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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The many unfounded myths and fears that surround working with people at the end of their lives are dispelled in this thoughtful book, and the authors provide both practical and emotional support for those involved in caring for dying patients. The book covers everything from the philosophy behind the practice to the diverse roles in the multi-disciplinary team, as well as current challenges and opportunities facing end of life care, with an emphasis on how therapy and arts therapies can be integrated effectively. It also looks at palliative care models that address all aspects of a patient's wellbeing and conveys the latest research and challenges in the field, bridging the gap between theory and the realities of working with patients on a daily basis. Using material from artists and therapists working in the field, the varying demands of inpatient, outpatient and home care are described, as well as the processes of bereavement, how to handle the practicalities of loss and the help that therapists can give at this stage. How artists and therapists with experience of working at the end of life can be involved in other areas of care such as supporting older people in care homes and those living with dementia is also discussed. The book also introduces the important area of health promotion, and how there is a growing responsibility to change people's attitudes towards death, dying and bereavement. Clear, practical examples are given as to how this might be achieved. Full of professional advice and career guidance, this book will be an invaluable tool for those working with patients nearing the end of life and those considering working in this area, as well as students in training.

Arzneimitteltherapie in der Palliativmedizin


Author: Claudia Bausewein,Constanze Rémi,Robert Twycross,Andrew Wilcock,Paul Howard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 3437183958
Category: Medical
Page: 1048
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Dieses Werk bietet praxisorientierte, konkrete Handlungsanweisungen mit exakten Dosierungsangaben und zahlreichen Tipps für die tägliche Praxis. Es liefert präzise Informationen zu Sonderfällen wie z.B. Anwendungen außerhalb der Zulassung (''off-label use''), alternative Applikationsformen sowie Dosierungsanpassung bei Organinsuffizienz. Das ideale Buch zur kompetenten und sicheren Behandlung von Patienten in der Palliativmedizin. Die deutsche Fassung basiert auf dem renommierten englischen Werk ''Palliative Care Formulary'', wurde aber auf die Erfordernisse im deutschen Sprachraum angepasst. Neu in der 3. Auflage: Aktualisiert und auf Stand des englischen PCF6 gebracht Die S3-Leitlinie Palliativmedizin für Patienten mit einer nicht heilbaren Krebserkrankung wurde ergänzt Weitere relevante deutsche Leitlinien berücksichtigt

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You

The Essential Guide to End-of-Life Conversations
Author: Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1773051768
Category: Self-Help
Page: 280
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This practical handbook will equip readers with the tools to have meaningful conversations about death and dying Death is a part of life. We used to understand this, and in the past, loved ones generally died at home with family around them. But in just a few generations, death has become a medical event, and we have lost the ability to make this last part of life more personal and meaningful. Today people want to regain control over health-care decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Talking About Death Won’t Kill You is the essential handbook to help Canadians navigate personal and medical decisions for the best quality of life for the end of our lives. Noted palliative-care educator and researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller shows readers how to identify and reframe limiting beliefs about dying with humor and compassion. With robust resource lists, Kortes-Miller addresses advance care plans for ourselves and our loved ones how to have conversations about end-of-life wishes with loved ones how to talk to children about death how to build a compassionate workplace practical strategies to support our colleagues how to talk to health-care practitioners how to manage challenging family dynamics as someone is dying what is involved in medical assistance in dying (MAID) Far from morbid, these conversations are full of meaning and life — and the relief that comes from knowing what your loved ones want, and what you want for yourself.

Compassionate Person-Centered Care for the Dying

An Evidence-Based Palliative Care Guide For Nurses
Author: Bonnie Freeman
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826122477
Category: Medical
Page: 296
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This groundbreaking reference for palliative care nurses is the first to provide realistic and achievable evidence-based methods for incorporating compassionate and humanistic care of the dying into current standards of practice. It builds on the author’s research-based CARES Tool, a reference that synthesizes five key elements demonstrated to enable a peaceful death as free from suffering as possible: Comfort, Airway Management, Management of Restlessness and Delirium, Emotional and Spiritual Support, and Self-Care for Nurses. The book describes step-by-step how nurses can easily implement the basic tenets of the CARES Tool into their end-of-life practice. It provides a clearly defined plan that can be individualized for each patient and tailored to specific family needs, and facilitates caring for the dying in the most respectful and humane way possible.

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

Bedside Manners

A Practical Guide to Visiting the Ill
Author: Katie Maxwell
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 158558102X
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Most people have encountered a situation with an ill friend or relative when it has been difficult to know what to say or do. Even pastors and others in ministry are often at a loss when encountered with a critically ill person who is looking to them for some comfort and guidance. Katie Maxwell's Bedside Manners provides the reader practical directions for offering care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, the homes of shut-ins, and nursing homes. She even addresses often overlooked concerns-such as the pastoral care of children, caregivers, and patients who are dying-and offers intelligent advice like be prepared, be human, be silent, and be positive. Highly practical and inspiring, Bedside Manners is essential reading for anyone who has felt uncomfortable when trying to comfort the sick.

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.

End-of-life

A Nurse's Guide to Compassionate Care
Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582556604
Category: Medical
Page: 311
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This sensitively written book offers a wealth of insight and practical advice for nurses in every specialty and setting providing end-of-life care. Nurses will learn how to address patients' spiritual concerns, ensure that physical needs are met, help patients maintain their dignity, and provide emotional support to grieving families. Nurses will also learn how to cope with their own feelings about dying and end-of-life care. Coverage includes stages of dying, nursing interventions for palliative care, pain control, alternative therapies, physical and psychological signs of grieving, and more. Vignette insights from the well-known end-of-life specialist Joy Ufema offer advice on giving compassionate care.