Wednesday, November 26, 2008


This book 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.

Author : Douglas C Smith
Publisher : A Simon & Schuster Macmillan Company
Date of Publishing :1997
No. of Pages: 222

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