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Communication Skills for Working with Elders : SPRINGER - Barbara Dreher

Communication Skills for Working with Elders

SPRINGER

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Published: 21st March 2001
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"Dr. Dreher's book is a concise and highly readable guide to developing and enhancing one's communication skills for the betterment of the elderly person's quality of life... It] clearly has a place on the bookshelf of every layman and professional alike who interacts with elderly people."
- Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, about the first edition

..".extremely useful as a teaching tool."
- Geriatric Nursing, about the first edition

This popular text provides practical guidelines for effective interaction with the elderly and presents techniques for overcoming common communication problems and disorders common among elders. New to this second edition are chapters addressing assisted living, the use of computers for communication, the "Boomers," and new approaches for dealing with emotional strains of anxiety and depression, among others. Each chapter concludes with exercises and activities designed to help readers practice and hone their skills. This book is ideal for courses in departments of gerontology, social work, nursing, and communication.

"Dr. Dreher's book is a concise and highly readable guide to developing and enhancing one's communication skills for the betterment of the elderly person's quality of life... [It] clearly has a place on the bookshelf of every layman and professional alike who interacts with elderly people." - Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, about the first edition "...extremely useful as a teaching tool." - Springer Series in Geriatric Nursing, about the first edition"

Introduction
Bridges to Understandingp. 1
Two-Way Nature of Communication
Functions of Communication
Need and Desire for Communication as a
Variable of Personality
Form of Communication as a Variable of Personality
Theories of Aging
Changing Mental Functioning of the Elderly
Social Expectations and Realities
How Aging Affects Communicationp. 25
Social Changes That Affect Communication
Physical Changes That Affect Communication
Delicate Balance in Voice and Articulation
Changes in Hearing
Interacting With the Elderlyp. 43
How the Elderly Perceive Themselves
Initiating and Maintaining Relationships
Interviewing
Interacting Empathically
Gaining Compliance
How Illness Affects Communication Skillsp. 60
Case Study of an Aphasic
Effects of Stroke
Case Study of a Dysarthric
Effects of Medical Conditions
Case Study of a Laryngectomee
Effects of Surgery
Family's Reaction
Anxiety and Depression
Therapeutic Relationship
Exchanging Messages Despite Barriersp. 86
Modifying Your Reception
Modifying Your Vocal Production
Special Adaptations for the Intellectually Impaired
Modifying Your Language
Telephoning
Touching
Decision Making With the Elderlyp. 105
Timing and Tact
Exploring Alternatives
Charting Pros and Cons
Mobilizing From Past Strengths
Group Involvementp. 114
Values of Group Communication
Kinds of Groups
Procedures in Groups
Functional Roles
Maintaining Good Participation
Suggested Topics for Discussion
Promoting Self-Expressionp. 129
Factors in Motivation
Establishing a Conducive Environment
Advantages of the Life Review
Audio/Video Taping for Posterity
Writing for Posterity
Computers and the Oldest Generationp. 140
Predictors of Computer Use by the Aged
Barriers
Benefits
Preserving Moralep. 150
Happiness is... A Personal Perception
Keeping Attitudes Flexible
Cognitive Restructuring
Imaging
Innovative Approaches
Building Morale With Hospitality
Preserving Morale by Honoring
Indexp. 163
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780826114051
ISBN-10: 0826114059
Series: SPRINGER
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 21st March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised