Bathing Without a Battle

Bathing Without a Battle

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2008 AJN Book of the Year Winner! Like its popular predecessor, the new edition of Bathing Without a Battle presents an individualized, problem-solving approach to bathing and personal care of individuals with dementia. On the basis of extensive original research and clinical experience, the editors have developed strategies and techniques that work in both institution and home settings. Their approach is also appropriate for caregiving activities other than bathing, such as morning and evening care, and for frail elders not suffering from dementia. For this second edition, the authors have included historical material on bathing and substantially updated the section on special concerns, including: Pain Skin care Determining the appropriate level of assistance Transfers The environment An enhanced final section addresses ways to support caregivers by increasing their understanding of the care recipient's needs and their knowledge of interventions to improve care and comfort. It also emphasizes self-care and system-level changes to promote person-directed care. Several chapters include specific insights and wisdom from direct caregivers.To increase comfort during the bath, you need to develop a realistic, individualized care plan that addresses the personal ... You can use the Intervention Planning Table (see chapter appendix) as a tool to help you develop and try out your plan. ... If a person becomes distressed when being bathed you have to ask yourself what really needs to be cleaned now. ... The usual routine was to shower, wash her hair, cut her toenails and fingernails, and brush her teeth all as part of the sameanbsp;...

Title:Bathing Without a Battle
Author:Ann Louise Barrick PhD, Joanne Rader RN, MN, PMHNP, Beverly Hoeffer DNSc, RN, FAAN, Philip D. Sloane MD, MPH, Stacey Biddle COTA/L
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2008-03-10


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