End of Life Care for People With Dementia - Murna Downs (Paperback)

A Person-centered Approach

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Description

Providing compassionate, person-centred care for a person with dementia as they approach the end of life is a key issue for dementia care workers, and this book provides practical strategies to ensure physical and emotional wellbeing, guidance on ethical issues, useful examples for practice and solutions to possible obstacles.

Product Details

Barcode
9781849050470
Department
Books
Released
21 Nov 2016
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Jenny Abbey
Laura Middleton-Green
Jane Chatterjee
Sarah Russell
Murna Downs
Murna Downs (Series Editor)
Subtitle
A Person-Centred Approach
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Series
Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides
Language
English
Number of Pages
112
Dimensions
216 x 138 x 138mm (232g)

Annotation

People with dementia need increasingly specialised and tailored support as they approach the end of life, and so too do their families and the professionals who work with them. This book describes what can be done to ensure maximum comfort and quality of life for those in the final stages of the illness.

Summary

  • Providing compassionate, person-centred care for a person with dementia as they approach the end of life is a key issue in dementia care , and this book provides practical strategies to ensure physical and emotional wellbeing, guidance on ethical issues, useful examples for practice and solutions to possible obstacles.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Sociology
BISAC Subject 1
Medical / Nursing / Gerontology
BISAC Subject 2
Health & Fitness / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia
BIC Classification 1
Care of the elderly
BIC Classification 2
Counselling & advice services
BIC Classification 3
Health systems & services
BIC Classification 4
Alzheimer’s & dementia
Library Subject 1
Great Britain
Library Subject 2
Aged
Library Subject 3
Terminal care
Dewey Classification
362.19683
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Inside Flap

People with dementia need increasingly specialised support as they approach the end of life, and so too do their families and the professionals working with them. This book describes not only what can be done to ensure maximum quality of life for those in the final stages of the illness, but also how best to support those involved in caring for them. It includes practical strategies for ensuring physical and emotional wellbeing, guidance on ethical issues, supporting family members, useful examples for practice and solutions to possible obstacles. This is an essential resource for anyone who wishes to provide compassionate, person-centred care for a person with dementia as they approach the end of life.

Author Bio

Professor Murna Downs is Chair of the School of Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford, UK. Laura Middleton-Green is a lecturer in palliative and end of life care at the School of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford, UK. Jane Chatterjee is a Practice Educator/Lecturer at St. Gemma's Hospice, Leeds, UK. Sarah Russell is Head of Research and Clinical Innovation at Hospice UK.