Long-Term Caring - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780729542814, 9780729586849

Long-Term Caring

4th Edition

Residential, home and community aged care

Authors: Karen Scott Margaret Webb Clare Kostelnick
eBook ISBN: 9780729586849
Paperback ISBN: 9780729542814
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th January 2003
Page Count: 512

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The fourth edition of Long-term Caring: Residential, Home and Community Aged Care is an ideal reference for students undertaking a Certificate III Individual Support and Certificate IV Ageing Support.

Written by leading educators and practitioners from Australia and New Zealand, the text prepares students for all aspects of personal care in a variety of aged care settings.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Health and aged care services in Australia and New Zealand
Chapter 2: Protecting the person and the carer
Chapter 3: Working within a legal, ethical and collaborative environment
Chapter 4: Workplace documentation and communication
Chapter 5: Working in the home and community sector
Chapter 6: Working with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders
Chapter 7: Working with the older Maori – kauma–tua and aged care
Chapter 8: Working with older people from diverse cultural backgrounds
Chapter 9: Interpersonal communication and care
Chapter 10: The human body in health and disease
Chapter 11: Health assessment
Chapter 12: Caring for the person
Chapter 13: Promoting and maintaining wellness
Chapter 14: Working with older clients with dementia
Chapter 15: Working with older clients with a disability
Chapter 16: Working with older clients with a mental health issue
Chapter 17: Working with older clients requiring palliative care
Chapter 18: Assisting with medications


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About the Authors

Karen Scott

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Trainer, Churches of Christ Residential Care Services, Qld, Australia

Margaret Webb

Affiliations and Expertise

Director MW Projects, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Clare Kostelnick

Clare Kostelnick is professor emeritus at Des Moines Area Community College where she continues to teach nursing assistant courses. She received her BSN from the Brokaw School of Nursing of Illinois Wesleyan University. She began her career as a registered nurse serving in the US Army Nurse Corps. Having achieved the rank of captain, she spent most of her military career working in emergency care. Clare’s 45 years of nursing experience also includes working in critical care as a staff nurse, a home care and hospice staff nurse, a long-term care staff nurse and consultant, and a coordinator of an assisted living facility. She has taught nursing assistant classes for over 20 years. Clare is a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor for the American Heart Association and is a member of the Iowa Health Educators Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus and Nurse Assistant Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College