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Families Caring for an Aging America

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults
  • ISBN Code: : 0309448093
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 366
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 292
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Family caregiving affects millions of Americans every day, in all walks of life. At least 17.7 million individuals in the United States are caregivers of an older adult with a health or functional limitation. The nation's family caregivers provide the lion's share of long-term care for our older adult population. They are also central to older adults' access to and receipt of health care and community-based social services. Yet the need to recognize and support caregivers is among the least appreciated challenges facing the aging U.S. population. Families Caring for an Aging America examines the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults and the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs, supports, and other interventions designed to support family caregivers. This report also assesses and recommends policies to address the needs of family caregivers and to minimize the barriers that they encounter in trying to meet the needs of older adults.

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0128138998
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Psychology
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Bridging the Family Care Gap explores expected future shortages of family caregivers of older persons and identifies potential solutions. The book examines the sustainability and availability of care management models and whether they can be effectively scaled up to meet community needs. It identifies newly emerging policy initiatives at local, state, and federal levels. The book addresses the state of family caregiving science, dissemination and implementation of promising programs and supports, technological innovations, and other strategies to offset the family care gap. This edited volume also explores lay healthcare workers as guides, interpreters, and advocates in healthcare systems that provide continuity of contact for family caregivers. Details threats to family caregiving-sociodemographic, chronic disease, and socioeconomic challenges Presents solutions to the caregiving gap in a systematic, synthesized manner Addresses the intersection of family caregiving and technology Discusses chronic disease management to offset and reduce the need for family caregiving Describes models of caregiver support in work settings Reimagines the delivery of long-term services and supports with novel initiatives

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  • Pdf File: the-role-of-family-physicians-in-older-people-care.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides family doctors with a wealth of evidence-based indications and tips regarding geriatric medicine and approaches for the management of older patients, to be applied in daily practice. After discussing old and new features of healthy ageing and the approaches required in Family Medicine Consultation, the text introduces key elements of geriatric medicine such as frailty, sarcopenia, and the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), before describing a range of characteristics unique to older patients in different contexts, with a dedicated section on Palliative Care. The role of polypharmacy and the importance of quaternary prevention and deprescribing are also addressed. Finally, the book emphasizes both the importance of a humanistic approach in caring and the approach of research and meta-research in geriatrics. Though many texts explore the role of primary care professionals in geriatric medicine, the role of family doctors in older people care has not yet been clearly addressed, despite the growing burden of ageing, which has been dubbed the “silver tsunami.” Family physicians care for individuals in the context of their family, community, and culture, respecting the autonomy of their patients. In negotiating management plans with their patients, family doctors integrate physical, psychological, social, cultural and existential factors, utilizing the knowledge and trust engendered by repeated visits. They do so by promoting health, preventing disease, providing cures, care, or palliation and promoting patient empowerment and self-management. This will likely become all the more important, since we are witnessing a global demographic shift and family doctors will be responsible for and involved in caring for a growing population of older patients. This book is intended for family medicine trainees and professionals, but can also be a useful tool for geriatricians, helping them to better understand some features of primary care and to more fruitfully interact with family doctors.

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care - E-Book

By Diana J. Mason,Adrianna Perez,Monica R. McLemore,Elizabeth Dickson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323597955
  • Total of Pages : 680
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: policy-politics-in-nursing-and-health-care-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Learn how to influence policy and become a leader in today's changing health care environment. Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person insights, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 8th Edition continues to be the leading text on nursing action and activism. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. This expanded 8th edition helps you develop a global understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as the complex business and financial issues that drive many actions in the health system. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these innovative insights and strategies, you will be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Key Points at the end of chapters helps you review important, need-to-know lesson content. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including the Affordable Care Act. NEW! Added information on medical marijuana presents both sides of this ongoing debate. NEW! More information on health care policy and the aging population covers the most up-do-date information on this growing population. NEW! Expanded information on the Globalization of Nursing explores international policies and procedures related to nursing around the world. NEW! Expanded focus on media strategies details proper etiquette when speaking with the press. NEW! Expanded coverage of primary care models and issues throughout text. NEW! APRN and additional Taking Action chapters reflect the most recent industry changes. NEW! Perspectives on issues and challenges in the government sphere showcase recent strategies and complications.

Aging A-Z

By Carroll L. Estes,Nicholas B. DiCarlo
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429619588
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 487
  • Pdf File: aging-a-z.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This provocative, intellectually charged treatise serves as a concise introduction to emancipatory gerontology, examining multiple dimensions of persistent and hotly debated topics around aging, the life course, the roles of power, politics and partisanship, culture, economics, and communications. Critical perspectives are presented as definitions for reader understanding, with links to concepts of identity, knowledge construction, social networks, social movements, and inequalities. With today’s intensifying concentration of wealth and corporatization, precarity is the fate for growing numbers of the world’s population. Intersectionality as an analytic concept offers a new appreciation of how social advantage and disadvantage accumulate, and how constructions of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender influence aging. The book’s entries offer a bibliographic compendium, crediting the salience of early pioneering theorists and locating these within the cutting-edge of research (social, behavioral, policy, and gene–environment sciences) that currently advances our understandings of human development, trauma, and resilience. Accompanying these foundations are theories of resistance for advancing human rights and the dignity of marginalized populations.

Hijacking the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Asaf Romirowsky
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000404366
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 182
  • Pdf File: hijacking-the-arab-israeli-conflict.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The importance of reclaiming the scholarly language of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict cannot be overstated as entire disciplines, including Middle Eastern Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Ethnic Studies have come under the spell of these politicised fads with the attendant perversion of standards of evidence and open inquiry. Wielded by scholar-activists, the vast majority of whom do not know Hebrew and have spent little time in Israel, the distortion of crucial terms has become so pervasive that it is no longer possible to recall how these terms were originally used. That a vocabulary of historical explanation has dissolved into today's crude value judgments and "unhinged polemics" distorts the academic study of Israel, of Palestinians, of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and not incidentally, of politics. Hijacking the Arab-Israeli Conflict emphasizes how a delegitimizing lexicon of terms and concepts is often used in highly politicized anti-Zionist scholarship. This volume focuses on this linkage between language and thought partly because it is long a staple focus for political theory and philosophy. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Israel Affairs.

Caring for the Spirit of the Family Caregiver

By Rev. Dr. Beryl Dennis
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  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1636301525
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: caring-for-the-spirit-of-the-family-caregiver.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through personal experience as a caregiver to my parents, I gained first-hand knowledge of the responsibilities family caregivers carry on their shoulders. It became important for me to find out what other family caregivers say they need to help sustain their spirit during the journey of caring for someone they love. The outcome of this inquiry is a devotional developed in direct response to family caregiver interviews and their answers to survey questions. Woven between the pages of this devotional is a message for family caregivers, individuals concerned about family caregivers, faith communities, and for community groups that are not faith-based. The devotional is a companion for the caregiving journey that invites you to seek spiritual strength and wisdom from God and to replenish your spirit of compassion and love.

Family, Intergenerational Solidarity, and Post-Traditional Society

By Ronald J. Angel,Jacqueline L. Angel
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351701762
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: family-intergenerational-solidarity-and-post-traditional-society.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Almost all families will at some time have to make difficult decisions concerning aging family members, involving institutionalization, moving from medical interventions to palliative care, and even physician-assisted death. Yet, the historical transition from traditional to post-traditional society means that these decisions are no longer determined by strict rules and norms, and the growing role of the welfare state has been accompanied by changes in the nature of family and social solidarity. Advances in medical technology and greatly expanded life spans further complicate the decision-making process. Family, Intergenerational Solidarity, and Post-Traditional Society examines a range of difficult issues that families commonly face during the family life course within these contexts. The book explores both practical and ethical questions regarding filial responsibility and the roles of the state and adult children in providing financial and instrumental support to dependent parents. The book follows the experiences and deliberations of a fictional family through a series of vignettes in which its members must make difficult decisions about the treatment of a seriously ill parent. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in family studies, gerontology/aging, sociology, social work, health and social care, and nursing will find this essential reading.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 41, 2021

By Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD,Jessica A Kelley, PhD
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  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826166326
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: annual-review-of-gerontology-and-geriatrics-volume-41-2021.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The 41st volume of Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, "Black Older Adults in the Era of Black Lives Matter," reflects an important moment in the continuing development and maturation of research and scholarship on the lives of older Black Americans. The volume includes literature reviews and empirical analyses on a broad range of topics, including physical and mental health status, psychosocial factors and health, biomarkers, cognitive health, social networks and relationships, social isolation and loneliness, marriage and romantic relationships, discrimination, and cancer caregiving within the family context. In addition, it examines issues familiar to gerontology, such as relationships with family, intimate partners, and fictive kin. The collected works in this volume of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics greatly enrich the understanding of the diversity of life experiences of older Black adults. Key Topics: Racial Discrimination and discrimination-related coping Stress Processes and mental health Physical functioning and genomics Marital and romantic relationship satisfaction Psychosocial resources and mental health

Palliative Care and Catholic Health Care

By Peter J. Cataldo,Dan O’Brien
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 303005005X
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: palliative-care-and-catholic-health-care.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the compatibility of palliative care with the vision of human dignity in the Catholic moral and theological traditions. The unique value of this book is that it presents expert analysis of the major domains of palliative care and how they are compatible with, and enhanced by, the holistic vision of the human person in Catholic health care. This volume will serve as a critically important ethical and theological resource on palliative care, including care at the end of life, for bioethicists, theologians, palliative care specialists, other health care professionals, Catholic health care sponsors, health care administrators and executives, clergy, and students. Patients receiving palliative care and their families will also find this book to be a clarifying and reassuring resource.

Proposal Writing for Clinical Nursing and DNP Projects, Second Edition

By Dr. Wanda Bonnel, PhD, RN,Dr. Katharine Smith, PhD, RN
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826144438
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 973
  • Pdf File: proposal-writing-for-clinical-nursing-and-dnp-projects-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Amazon, 11 reviews for 5-star average: "Excellent, very helpful, to the point, concise without leaving out important details." "Really helps and is easy to understand." This practical, concise, and accessible guide for graduate students and advanced clinicians delivers step-by-step guidelines for integrating research and best evidence to produce concise, well-written project proposals. Health care professionals in advanced practice are increasingly being asked to be able to deliver clinical project proposals using best evidence for advancing quality patient care. With the same “must know” clinical scholarship tools of the first edition, this revision provides practical guidelines of common project models for developing and writing a tight proposal from start to finish while leaving room for the unique nature of most clinical project topics. The second edition includes a completely new chapter on quality improvement concepts, new project proposal abstracts, and new information specific to the DNP project from the AACN. Using the same three-part organization to walk through the intricacies of planning, writing, and completing scholarly project proposals, this new edition also adds new key features to keep readers engaged with the text and their own ongoing or forthcoming proposal. Chapters have been updated to include websites for additional learning, as well as advice from DNP students who have themselves successfully completed project proposals. Reflective questions, tips for completing proposals, exemplars, and reader activities throughout the book facilitate readers’ greater understanding of projects and subsequent proposals. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter on quality improvement concepts Advice from DNP students who have themselves completed proposals Chapter updates and edits for enhanced clarity Websites for additional learning New information specific to the DNP project based on guidance from the AACN Increased emphasis on the Project Triangle, an important foundational structure Key Features: Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for DNP and other nursing clinical projects Details parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectives Contains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writing Offers examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessment Offers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete