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Caring for Older People in Australia free pdf Drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of Australia s preeminent academics and clinicians from the aged care community, Caring for Older People in Australia presents undergraduate students with a holistic guide to care provision in a rapidly growing sector. In recognition that clinical competencies and issues do not occur in isolation, the text integrates the most up-to-date multidisciplinary research and policy with the practical realities of caring for older people. Caring for Older People in Australia adopts a person-centred, primary healthcare focus to explore the most contemporary issues in aged care, such as: * Sexuality * Culture, diversity and spirituality * Nutrition and hydration * Prevention of falls * Promoting continence * Pharmacology and complementary therapies * Attitudes and communication * Care of the older person in the emergency department * Rehabilitation, co-morbidity and complex care * Pain and the older person * Palliation * Depression * Understanding and responding to behaviours * Bereavement Caring for Older People in Australia reflects the rich diversity of people, settings and approaches to care and provides students numerous opportunities for critical reflection throughout.

About Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson is a Senior Lecturer (Aged care) and Director of Academic Programs Undergraduate at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney. She has worked in the tertiary sector since 1992. Dr Johnson s PhD thesis is in undergraduate palliative care education. She has been an active leader in the development of undergraduate curriculum in the areas of aged care, chronic illness and palliation. In 2011, Dr Johnson was the winner of the Vice-Chancellor s Excellence award in Leadership for the IRONE project and in 2010 was Highly Commended in these awards for her teaching of chronic illness and palliation. Dr Johnson s research over the last 12 years has been focused in aged care, dementia and palliation. She is committed to making a diff erence in the lives of older people through her teaching and research activities. Esther Chang is Director for Higher Research Degree and Course Advisor for the Honours program in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney. She has worked in academia since 1986, with three tertiary institutions. She has been a Head of School, Dean of the Faculty of Health, and Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury. Professor Chang is committed to aged, dementia and palliative care and has received many large grants to investigate nursing and health needs in older people, and has developed models of care for acutely ill elderly patients and clients with end-stage dementia. Professor Chang s international links have generated collaborative research into aged care across several countries. Th is process has infl uenced her ideas and refl ections on the approach that textbooks need to embrace for eff ective student learning.

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Author : Amanda Johnson
Publisher : John Wiley
Data Published : 19 June 2013
ISBN : 1118384121
EAN : 9781118384121
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 640 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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