WY 85 C533 (available) - Monographie
End-of-life ethics and the nursing assistant / CHICHIN, Eileen R..
New York : Springer, 2000, xi, 210 p.

End of life care
Decision making
Éthical aspects
Nursing assistants
Research projects

Mots-clés secondaires : Autonomy ; Patient comfort ; Mutual-help groups

Résumé :

Certified nursing assistants (CNA's) provide the bulk of hands-on care in long term care facilities and, often over years, develop close relationships with residents under their care. As a result, treatment termination of care can have a marked impact on CNA's. This book describes the project that was developed to assess CNA's knowledge and attitudes about ethical issues and end-of-life decision-making and provide educational intervention and support. The project focused on three main areas: the role of nursing assistant in the end-of-life care of nursing home residents; the principle of respect for autonomy; and the use of comfort care. The book includes study methods and findings and chapters focusing on how CNA's see themselves and how they feel about providing comfort care. The final chapters describe a CNA support group in detail and discuss the implications of the authors' findings: what nursing home can do to educate and support CNA's in their care of some of the frailest members of our society.

Language : Anglais
Book type : MONO
Doc n° : 17234 ISBN / ISSN : 0826113079
NumRec : 1723403


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