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Caring for the dying elderly person

ISBN 2-89234-041-1 | 112 pages

* Ce produit est en anglais *

A practical guide

Lucie Fontaine, R.N. , has been working with elderly patients for over 20 years. During this, she has provided companionship and care to more than 500 elderly people in their final stages of life, in such diverse settings as nursing homes, hospitals, palliative or intensive care units, etc. The author also teaches nursing at the college level and has developed a course based on her approach to caring for the dying.

What are the physical signs of dying? What are the factors wich may influence the process of dying? What are the psychological stages of dying?

These are just some of the questions that are answered in this practical guide to caring for the elderly in their final stagea of life.

In a simple style that transforms the technical lamguage used by health care professionals into a language accessible to all, the author provides invaluable assistance to all those - relatives, friends, volunteers, nurse, etc. - who are called upon to care for a dying elderly person.

From Lucie Fontaine, Registered Nurse

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The physical signs of dying
  • Chapter 2: The psychological stages of dying
  • Chapter 3: Factors wich may influence the process of dying
  • Chapter 4 : After death
  • Chapter 5: Case studies

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