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The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making

Making Choices for Those Who Can't
Kind, Viki (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making
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An author with both clinical and personal experience shows readers how to make decisions for others with integrity, compassion, and honour. Features: Practical tools for individuals and professional caregivers. With the rapid increase in our elderly population and the rapid escalation of medical costs, decision making has become a critical and often heartbreaking exercise for caregivers. This book provides a proven method for facing tough choices in emotionally charged circumstances; An invaluable resource for those struggling to do the right thing. As they make medical and lifestyle decisions for others, many people wonder if they are making the right choice for the right reasons. This book gives everyone a way to do the right thing through a well-defined and logical process; A seasoned bioethicist with extensive experience in homes and hospitals. The author has spent years working with doctors, educators, and individuals faced with the responsibility of making tough decisions for others. From her studies and her own experience, the author shows readers how to do everything from deciding when to take away the car keys to making the ultimate medical choice.
Authors: Kind, Viki
Title: The caregiver's path to compassionate decision making
making choices for those who can't
Publisher: Austin, TX : Greenleaf Book Group Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 234 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Viki Kind
ISBN: 1608320413
Branch Call Number: 649.8 K514c 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Older people Care Care of the sick Psychological aspects Care of the sick Decision making Caregivers
Topical Term: Older people
Care of the sick
Care of the sick
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"One area of caregiver stress comes from not knowing what to do. I want to empower you with the knowledge of how to make better decisions for the person in your life who needs your help. I understand that these kinds of decisions are never easy, but I hope that the tools you are about to dis... Read More »

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Dec 09, 2013
  • Terre9 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you're a caregiver or a concerned family member this book is for you.
Excellent guide for prompting the right questions to ask and getting through the hard decisions one has to make in another's behalf.

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GK 100 K 2010


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