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Nursing Homes Explained by Delia Franklin

Nursing Homes Explained

by Delia Franklin

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In 'Nursing Homes Explained,' an RN specializing in Gerontology shares her knowledge to help prepare readers for the inevitable decisions that have to be made as we and our loved ones age, and it provides a useful overview of the industry for nursing students and others thinking of entering the field.

The book educates readers about the long-term care industry and the field of gerontology, with a discussion on death and dying, Alzheimer units, rehabilitation processes, elder abuse, the physician s role, and how corporations, middle management and direct care providers operate within the elder-care/medical profession. This book will help readers understand more about gerontological nursing, how the different nursing specialties interact, and the necessity for multidisciplinary team approaches to improve systems in the industry.

The book also highlights some of the many individuals who have contributed to reaching for higher care levels in nursing homes. Innovative processes such as the Eden Alternative and the Quality Indicator Survey process are introduced, which will assist people to understand the wide range of ways in which the system can be improved.

As the author emphasizes throughout the book, the psychology of kindness is essential and needs to be demonstrated by everyone in the gerontological field, from care-providers to families and patients. Consideration and humor are, in fact, most important for creating a positive atmosphere for everyone in nursing homes.

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