Best Caregiving Health Services Books
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1. The Caregiver's Guide to Dementia: Practical Advice for Caring for Yourself and Your Loved One
Author: by Gail Weatherill RN CAEd
Published at: Rockridge Press; 1st edition (January 21, 2020)
Care for yourself, while caring for a loved one with dementiaWhen caring for someone with dementia, your own mental stability can be the single most critical factor in your loved one’s quality of life. The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia brings practical and comprehensive guidance to understanding the illness, caring for someone, and caring for yourself.
From understanding common behavioral and mood changes to making financial decisions, this book contains bulleted lists of actions you can take to improve your health and your caregiving. Inspirational and compassionate, it focuses on the caregiver’s underlying love and humanity that cannot be taken away by any disease.
In The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia you’ll find:Dementia definedUnderstand dementia and its many forms, with an explanation of the illness and its variations. Caregiver wellnessAt the end of each chapter, a small section provides relaxation and mindfulness exercises and reflection for dementia caregivers.
2. Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools (A Quick Reference Guide)
Author: by Susan S. Aronson MD FAAP
Published at: American Academy of Pediatrics; 5th edition (October 15, 2019)
This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings. The newly revised and updated fifth edition is aligned with the most recent version of the premier AAP source of information on infectious diseases, Red Book: 20182021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 31st Edition.
The robust section of more than 55 quick reference fact sheets on common infectious diseases and symptoms has been expanded to include a new sheet on croup. Additionally, the forms have been updated to align with Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 4th Edition, and there is a new form, Infections Caused by Interactions of Humans With Pets and Wild Animals.
As always, the guide is easy to use, providing clear, authoritative guidance on limiting the spread of infection.
3. Creating Moments of Joy for the Person With Alzheimer's or Dementia
Author: by Jolene Brackey
Published at: Purdue University Press; 4th edition (September 1, 2008)
Jolene Brackey has a vision. A vision that will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments.
But if you think about it, our memory is made up of moments, too. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with someone who has dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create a perfectly wonderful moment; a moment that puts a smile on their face, a twinkle in their eye, or triggers a memory.
Five minutes later, they won’t remember what you did or said, but the feeling you left them with will linger.
4. CCM Certification Study Guide 2019 & 2020: CCM Exam Secrets Study Guide, Full-Length Pratice Test, Detailed Answer Explanations: [Step-by-Step Review Prep Video Tutorials]
Author: by Mometrix Case Management Certification Test Team
Published at: Mometrix Media LLC (May 24, 2019)
Mometrix Test Preparation’s CCM Certification Study Guide 2019 & 2020: CCM Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their Certified Case Manager Exam. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success.
Our study guide includes:Practice test questions with detailed answer explanationsTips and strategies to help you get your best test performanceA complete review of all CCM test sectionsCare Delivery and Reimbursement MethodsPsychosocial Concepts and Support SystemsQuality and Outcomes Evaluation and MeasurementsRehabilitation Concepts and StrategiesEthical, Legal, and Practice StandardsMometrix Test Preparation is not affiliated with or endorsed by any official testing organization.
All organizational and test names are trademarks of their respective owners. The Mometrix guide is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on your CCM exam: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) expects you to have mastered before sitting for your exam.
5. Grief, Dying, and Death: Clinical Interventions for Caregivers
Author: by Therese A. Rando
Published at: Research Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1984)
This book provides both the theoretical background and the practical treatment interventions necessary for working with those who are bereaved or dying. Important topics such as anticipatory grief, post death mourning, and the stress of grief are described in detail.
Grief reactions, both normal and abnormal, as well as their causes are analyzed. Special attention is given to grief caused by the death of a child or spouse, death by suicide, and children’s grief. Numerous exercises and case examples are included.
6. Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations about Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, and Regrets
Author: by Martha C. Nussbaum
Published at: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (June 1, 2020)
We all age differently, but we can learn from shared experiences and insights. The conversations, or paired essays, in Aging Thoughtfully combine a philosopher’s approach with a lawyer-economist’s. Here are ideas about when to retire, how to refashion social security to help the elderly poor, how to learn from King Lear – who did not retire successfully – and whether to enjoy or criticize anti-aging cosmetic procedures.
Some of the concerns are practical: philanthropic decisions, relations with one’s children and grandchildren, the purchase of annuities, and how to provide for care in old age. Other topics are cultural, ranging from the treatment of aging women in a Strauss opera and various popular films, to a consideration of Donald Trump’s (and other men’s) marriages to much younger women.
These engaging, thoughtful, and often humorous exchanges show how stimulating discussions about our inevitable aging can be, and offer valuable insight into how we all might age more thoughtfully, and with zest and friendship.
7. Maternal and Child Health: Programs, Problems, and Policy in Public Health
Author: by Jonathan B. Kotch
Published at: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3rd edition (May 11, 2012)
Maternal and Child Health: Programs, Problems, and Policy in Public Health, Third Edition takes a developmental approach to learning about Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Organized according to fundamental principles of MCH, the book covers traditional MCH topics such as family planning and maternal and infant health as well as skills that are applicable across Public Heath disciplines such as planning, research, monitoring, and advocacy.
Successfully tested in prestigious academic programs of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Third Edition appeals to students across the health professions and those interested in women’s health, reproductive health, maternal and infant health, the health of children and adolescents, including those with special needs.
The Third Edition is a thorough update that includes: New chapters on Environmental Health, Life Course, Oral Health, and Monitoring and Evaluation. Streamlined chapters on Assessment and Planning, MCH Research, Rights and Justice, and Advocacy and Policy Development New and additional material on global health and health disparities in MCH New material in life course theory New ancillary course materials for instructors
8. Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals
Author: by James C. Harris M.D.
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (June 24, 2010)
Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States-one percent of the population-have an intellectual disability (previously referred to as mental retardation). These conditions range from genetic disorders such as Down syndrome to disabilities caused by infectious diseases and brain injury. Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals, by one of the country’s foremost authorities on intellectual disability, is a comprehensive resource that will be of importance to anyone with a personal connection to a child or adult with a neurodevelopmental disorder.
Emphasizing the humanity of persons with intellectual and related developmental disabilities, psychiatrist and pediatrician James Harris provides essential information on assessment and diagnosis of intellectual disability, treatments for specific disorders, and ways to take advantage of the wide array of services available today.
The focus throughout is on the development of the person, the positive supports necessary for self-determination, and, to the extent possible, independent decision making. Harris also surveys historical attitudes toward intellectual disability, the medical community’s current understanding of its causes and frequency, and the associated physical, behavioral, and psychiatric conditions (such as seizure disorder, depression, and autism) that often accompany particular types of intellectual disability.
9. Seidel's Physical Examination Handbook: An Interprofessional Approach (Mosbys Physical Examination Handbook)
Author: by Jane W. Ball RN DrPH CPNP
Published at: Mosby; 8th edition (February 14, 2014)
Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Examination tables and Aids to Differential Diagnosis tables provide easy access to the physical exam in a two-column format for each system exam. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference.
Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, adolescents, and older adults, the healthy female evaluation, as well as reporting and documenting findings for computerized charting. Examination tables offer quick and reliable reference to key exam steps and what to expect.
Aids to Differential Diagnosis tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, furnishing you with clues for identifying characteristic symptoms and diagnosing patient problems. Sample Documentation sections at the end of system chapters promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam.
10. The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey
Author: by Nancy L. Kriseman
Published at: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Reprint edition (June 3, 2015)
Caregiving can be enormously challenging, terrifically rewarding, and potentially draining. Caregivers often wonder how they will navigate the tumultuous waters of caregiving and not lose themselves completely. The Mindful Caregiver highlights two major approaches to help transform the journey: adopting a practice of mindfulness, which helps caregivers become more self-aware and fully present with the person with whom they are caring, and honoring the spirit-side of caregiving which offers new ways of connecting to one another.
These approaches take into account not just the needs of the care recipient, but also the needs of the caregiver and other people in his/her life. Remembering to care for oneself when someone else is in great need can be difficult, but with the suggestions and tips in this book, any caregiver can cultivate routines and practices that benefit everyone.
Solutions that caregivers can use in their day to day routines are provided, so caregivers who use them can feel more empowered and hopeful. Using real stories throughout, Nancy Kriseman offers self-care exercises and addresses a wide variety of subjects such as setting realistic expectations, making the best possible decisions, advocating effectively, and evaluating available resources and services.
11. Spiritual Care in Practice
Author: by George Fitchett
Published at: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 28, 2015)
These diverse case studies make a compelling case for the importance of effective spiritual care in healthcare and provide unprecedented insight into the essential role of the chaplain within the healthcare team. Presented alongside critical reflections and responses from professionals within chaplaincy, psychology, psychiatry and nursing, they provide an honest and detailed look into how healthcare chaplains actually work with the people in their care and reveal the vital role of narrative and imagination in effective transformative practice.
From a 16-year-old with a belief that God would enable a miraculous recovery from paralysis, to an African man with a history of psychosis and depression whose cultural belief in witches complicated his treatment, to a dying Jewish man, aggressive and isolated due to his traumatic life experiences, each case includes insight into the patient’s needs and chaplain’s perspectives, discussion of spiritual assessments and spiritual care interventions, and accounts of significant encounters and dialogues.
12. After the Diagnosis…: A Guide for Living
Author: by Reverend Thomas F. Lynch
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (March 26, 2018)
Regardless of our age or status, any one of us could be faced with a diagnosis – it might be a curable sickness or a chronic disease, a serious condition or a terminal illness. In the 21st century, dying is, more often than not, an elongated process that may stretch out for many years.
And since all of us will, eventually, die, the question is, how do we live well while dying? How can we avoid being bullied by the obsessive inner voices of anxiety and fear that leave us self-absorbed and disconnected from the very life we hope to save?
In this book, we’ll share a rare slice of heaven that can be grasped on this side of the grave, at any point along the path of living and dying. A place beyond acceptance. A place of transformation in which we can realize, in the fullest, purest way, what our life’s purpose has been, and what an amazing gift we can entrust to those we’ll leave behind.
We can learn to embrace mystery, to understand that our suffering can be transformative. Our legacy can become one of love – pure, powerful, and eternal. It’s never too early to embark on this work of living and loving that begins and ends with God.
13. Providing Home Care: A Textbook for Home Health Aides, 4e
Author: by William Leahy MD
Published at: Hartman Publishing, Inc.; 4th edition (August 1, 2012)
William Leahy MD, Jetta Fuzy RN MS, Julie Grafe RN BSN
14. Hospital Survival Guide: The Patient Handbook to Getting Better and Getting Out
Author: by David Sherer MD
Published at: Humanix Books; 1st edition (August 11, 2020)
WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE AN OPERATION IN JULY AND OTHER LIFESAVING ADVICE! “This book offers practical advice about how to keep yourself free from harm and error in hospitals, and how to assert yourself in cases such as getting stuck with a bad roommate or a rude doctor.
Includes chapters on taking children to the hospital and how to be prepared before an emergency.” The Wall Street Journal Hospital Survival Guide: The Patient Handbook to Getting Better and Getting Out is the essential patient handbook to ensure that you and your family emerge from hospital visits healthier than before checking-in and without having to endure excessive stays, pain or indignities.
Includes practical tips, warnings and surprising information you doctor might not tell you, such as the fact that July, when the new interns start, is the most dangerous month to have a procedure done at a teaching hospital; EMLA anesthetic cream can be requested to be used on children’s skin, allowing for less painful I.V.
15. Communication in Nursing
Author: by Julia Balzer Riley RN MN AHN-BC REACE
Published at: Mosby; 8th edition (February 12, 2016)
Immerse yourself in the topic of communication in the workplace with an interesting conversation about the communication demands of today’s nursing practice! Communication in Nursing, 8th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you understand important concepts and apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings.
With its conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. A new Active Learning feature that promotes goal-directed reading, and additional QSEN exercises highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients all in an easy-to-read magazine layout.
QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care. Moments of Connection boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work.”Reflections on…” boxes provide thoughtful summary exercises at the end of each chapter that give you a specific task to help you integrate chapter material into the broader scope of nursing practice.