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The caregiver's path to compassionate decision making : making choices for those who can't

Author: Viki Kind
Publisher: Austin, TX : Greenleaf Book Group Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book offers tools and techniques to help caregivers make decisions involving the care and health of the person they care for.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viki Kind
ISBN: 9781608320417 1608320413
OCLC Number: 500822388
Notes: "Four adaptable tools that make decision making a simple, step-by-step process; guidelines to help you determine if your loved one or patient can make decisions, who should make the decisions, and how to make better decisions; questions to use in almost any medical or quality-of-life situation that will help you gather all of the information you need; techniques for improving communication between patients, families and caregivers"--P. [4] of cover.
"Alzheimers; stroke; dementia; brain injury; mental illness; developmental delay"--P. [4] of cover.
Description: 234 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Starting down the decision making path --
Learning the tools. The decision making framework ; The best interest standard ; The shared decision making model ; The sliding scale for decision making ; The assent tool ; How these tools work together --
Using the tools in real life. Applying your new skills to real-life decisions ; When our hearts get in the way ; Making the medical decisions ; Other questions to consider when making medical decisions ; Quality of life and personal values --
The end of life. Making the most difficult decisions at the end of life ; The big picture.
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This book offers tools and techniques to help caregivers make decisions involving the care and health of the person they care for.

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