August 15, 2017

books for the healthcare professional

Augmentative communication strategies for adults with acute or chronic medical conditions

1. An introduction to AAC services for adults with chronic medical conditions : who, what, when, where, and why -- 
2. AAC in the intensive care unit -- 
3. Brainstem impairment -- 
4. Spinal cord injury -- 
5. Traumatic brain injury -- 
6. Severe aphasia -- 
7. Primary progressive aphasia -- 
8. Dementia -- 
9. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- 
10. AAC intervention for progressive conditions : multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and  Huntington's disease -- 
11. AAC for people with head and neck cancer -- 
12. AAC decision-making teams: achieving change and maintaining social support 

Caring for people with dementia : a shared approach

Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. Caring for People with Dementia presents Christine Brown Wilson's latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers. The text first guides the reader through the underpinning theory behind the different approaches to person centred and relationship centred care and provides case scenarios with a range of practical strategies staff and students have developed and implemented. It then presents the different levels of the organisational change using practical strategies adopting a person centred and relationship centred approach involving the person with dementia and their families. This book will be indispensable reading for all nursing and healthcare students and practitioners who want to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. Christine Brown Wilson is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Allen Power: Positioning and Unmet Needs in Dementia

If you saw Dr Power at the  ADI 2015 conference in Perth Enhancing Well-Being: How Do We Get There?  Or if you didn’t go to the conference and missed his presentation check out these resources - we have   DVDs   featuring him and books by him:

 Dementia beyond drugs - changing the culture of care

Embracing humanistic, enlightened practices that address all the common challenges in dementia care, this book describes culture change within residential care settings while reducing the administration of psychotropic drugs.
Introduction : what it isn't, what it is
The universe of dementia : and what lies beyond
The pill paradigm : a critical look at medication use
""I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore"" : experiencing the institutional model
""Abandon hope"" : a deeper look at institutionalization
""Other eyes"" : introducing the experiential model
Putting the dragon to sleep : deinstitutionalizing care environments
Bingo and bird funerals : meaning and activity in daily life
Death of the nursing home? : aging in community
Face to face : basic interpersonal approaches
Getting past the words : language and communication
""I know you're my friend"" : general advice for anxiety and agitation
""I want to go home"" : approaches to specific scenarios
""They're poisoning the food"" : nondrug approaches to paranoia, hallucinations and delusions
""How low can you go?"" : can we achieve drug-free care?

Dementia beyond disease - enhancing well-being 
Focusing on seven essential domains of well-being, G. Allen Power, M.D., a board-certified geriatrician, challenges readers to evaluate their attitudes, expectations, and approaches and to embrace new ways of thinking that will lead to better solutions to problems encountered in all types of care settings. Learn how to overturn the prevailing disease-based care practices by emphasizing well-being and the many ways it can be enhanced in people with dementia. See how current care practices chronically erode individual well-being and then discover more dignified and strengths-based alternatives that build it up.
Inspiring and highly readable, this book boldly confronts widely accepted dementia care practices and presents approaches that promise a new and hopeful vision for achieving the best possible outcomes for every person touched by this debilitating disease. From the internationally acclaimed author of the ground breaking and award-winning book Dementia Beyond Drugs, comes another eye-opening exploration of how to improve the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them.

Excellence in dementia care: research into practice

Ed. Murna Downs and Barbara Bowers
This scholarly yet accessible textbook is the most comprehensive single text in the field of dementia care. Drawn from research evidence, international expertise and good practice guidelines, the book has been crafted alongside people with dementia and their families. Case studies and quotes in every chapter illustrate the realities of living with dementia and bring the theory to life.
Fully updated with 10 brand new chapters, this landmark textbook has enormous breadth and gives an authoritative overview of dementia care.
The 2nd edition now includes chapters on the following topics:
  • Dementia friendly communities
  • Representations of dementia in the media
  • Younger people with dementia
  • The arts and dementia
  • Relationships within families or with family carers
  • Whole person assessment
  • Transitions in care
With engaging and varied pedagogy in each chapter this authoritative and compelling textbook is an absolute must purchase for a range of professionals and academics. Those working or volunteering in health and social care, undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of disciplines in health and social work, and anyone interested in the field of dementia care will find this text enlightening and essential.

Models and pathways for person-centered elder care
This critical resource explores the path to accomplishing organisational change. It guides by example and reveals what is possible and how to overcome the challenges to be faced when effecting change. For practitioners, educators, funders, advocates, surveyors, and professional staff from nurses to social workers to administrators, Models and Pathways for Person-Centered Elder care provides detailed accounts of what person-centered care looks like in practice, essential considerations for the workforce, tips and ideas for overcoming common barriers, a solid business case for implementing culture change and gaining competitive advantages, concrete perspectives on the issues and processes surrounding new ways of providing care.

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