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Caregiving: Hospice-Proven Techniques for Healing Body and Soul

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SKU 9780028616636
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. 
Format: Paperback