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Author Kind, Viki.

Title The caregiver's path to compassionate decision making : making choices for those who can't / Viki Kind.

Imprint Austin, TX : Greenleaf Book Group Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    649.8 KIN    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 234 p. ; 22 cm.
Note "Alzheimers; stroke; dementia; brain injury; mental illness; developmental delay"--P. [4] of cover.
"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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Care of the sick -- Psychological aspects.
Older people -- Home care.
Critically ill -- Home care.
Care of the sick -- Decision making.
ISBN 1608320413

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