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Improving Nursing Home Care of the Dying

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Improving Nursing Home Care of the Dying

SKU# 9780826119254

A Training Manual for Nursing Home Staff

Author: Martha Henderson MSN, Dr Min, Kimberly Reynolds MPA, Laura Hanson MPH, MD


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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 

  • Publication Date April 29, 2003
  • Page Count 208
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119254
  • EISBN 9780826119261

Table of Contents 

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
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