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|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"--Page 4 of cover.
"Alzheimers; stroke; dementia; brain injury; mental illness; developmental delay"--Page 4 of cover.
|Description:||234 pages : illustrations ; 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.