Caregiving : One of America's leading hospice experts offers practical, easy-to-follow advice for caregivers and a holistic approach to treating the infirm or the terminally ill. Author Douglas C. Smith organizes his material around "A Bill of Patient's Rights," a unique system he has taught to thousands throughout the country. He explains that the caregiver should enable patients to retain these rights: to be in control; to have a sense of purpose; to know the truth to be comfortable; to touch and be touched; to laugh to cry and express anger; to explore the spiritual to have a sense of family. Included are easy-to-follow techniques and practical tools for improving care: assessment techniques; dialogues; meditations; life reviews; breathing exercises; body revitalization methods; ways that patients can evaluate and improve their own care; and many others. Filled with inspirational stories and effective guidance, Caregiving also addresses how to communicate with difficult patients and those in denial, how to facilitate non-stressful family interaction, and other important topics. It will be invaluable to parents and children caring for their elders; physicians and nurses; social workers and home health aides; members of the clergy; and all facing the challenge of enriching patients' lives and spirits.
|Familia y Relaciones||Death, Grief, Bereavement|
|Salud y Bienestar||General|