by Mary Jo Santo Pietro, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Ostuni, M.A.
This manual provides 12 teaching units, each focusing on a specific aspect of communication in long-term care settings.
Communication skills impact every aspect of care for the patient with Alzheimer's disease. In the long-term care setting, successful, therapeutic communication is the responsibility of all facility caregivers, not just selected or specially trained staff. This practical and comprehensive reference has been written to improve the communication skills of all caregivers in daily contact with Alzheimer's patients, emphasizing the belief that "good communication is good caregiving."
Successful Communication with Alzheimer's Disease Patients presents 12 teaching units, each focusing on a specific aspect of communication in long-term care settings. Included are sections on the communication process, difficult communication situations, supporting patients' communication efforts, and multicultural issues in nursing homes.
- Serves as a quick, user-friendly reference for primary and secondary caregivers
- Helps caregivers understand and solve communication problems with Alzheimer's disease patients
- Includes text outlines at the beginning of each unit, case studies, check-lists and "Quick-tip" summaries
- Features numerous overheads to use for training teaching units
288 pages; 8 1/2 X 11;soft bound
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