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Bathing Without a Battle : Person-Directed Care of Individuals with Dementia - Ann Louise Barrick

Bathing Without a Battle

Person-Directed Care of Individuals with Dementia

Paperback Published: 10th March 2008
ISBN: 9780826101242
Number Of Pages: 208

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Like its popular predecessor, the new edition of "Bathing Without a Battle" presents an individualized, problem-solving approach to bathing and personal care of individuals with dementia. On the basis of extensive original research and clinical experience, the editors have developed strategies and techniques that work in both institution and home settings. Their approach is also appropriate for caregiving activities other than bathing, such as morning and evening care, and for frail elders not suffering from dementia.

For this second edition, the authors have included historical material on bathing and substantially updated the section on special concerns, including:
Pain Skin care Determining the appropriate level of assistance Transfers The environment

An enhanced final section addresses ways to support caregivers by increasing their understanding of the care recipient's needs and their knowledge of interventions to improve care and comfort. It also emphasizes self-care and system-level changes to promote person-directed care. Several chapters include specific insights and wisdom from direct caregivers.

Understanding the Battlep. 3
Temperatures of the Times: Fluctuations in Bathing Through the Agesp. 11
General Guidelines for Bathing Persons With Dementiap. 17
Assessing Behaviorsp. 22
Selecting Person-Directed Solutions That Workp. 35
Person-Directed Care: Sustaining Interactions Through Offering the Needed Level of Assistancep. 65
Managing Painp. 75
Care of the Skinp. 86
Transfer Techniquesp. 92
The Physical Environment of the Bathing Roomp. 105
Equipment and Suppliesp. 112
Bathing as a Vehicle for Changep. 125
Interactive Approaches to Teach Person-Directed Bathingp. 142
Taking Care of Yourself: Strategies for Caregiversp. 161
Measuring Success: A Quality Improvement Program for Person-Directed Bathingp. 169
Behavior Rating Checklistp. 173
Caregiver Behavior Checklistp. 175
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780826101242
ISBN-10: 0826101240
Series: Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 10th March 2008
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised