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    Managing Geriatric Health Services

    ISBN-10: 1449604609
    ISBN-13: 9781449604608
    Edition: 2013
    Author(s): Alice McDonnell
    Description: This handbook provides an overview of the many disciplines related to gerontological administration as well as specialty topics at play in long-term care. Ideal for students studying geriatric health services administration, as well as active  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2013
    Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
    Publication Date: 7/26/2012
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 410
    Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.80" tall
    Weight: 1.496
    Language: English

    This handbook provides an overview of the many disciplines related to gerontological administration as well as specialty topics at play in long-term care. Ideal for students studying geriatric health services administration, as well as active professionals currently working in the field, Managing Geriatric Health Services thoroughly examines core topics such as administration, nursing, rehabilitative therapies, as well as specialty topics include: spirituality, dementia, quality assurance, oral history, and ethical issues. The text examines the various jobs within the continuum of care from an administrative and management stand-point as well as a look at the various roles or disciplines within long-term care and the specific challenges to each. With contributions from experienced professionals in the field, the book includes an entire section of interdisciplinary case study examples and reflection exercises. Individual chapters include learning objectives, key terms, as well as chapter-specific case studies, reflection questions, conclusions, and additional resources.

    Preface
    Foreword
    Acknowledgments
    Contributors
    Role of Disciplines/Professionals
    Administration Within Long-Term Care
    Introduction
    Leadership
    Organizational Culture
    Continuum of Care
    Administrator's Responses About Their Roles
    Model for Geriatric Health Services Administration
    Summary
    The Nurse Administrator in Long-Term Care
    Introduction
    The Nurse Leader in Long-Term Care
    Competencies
    Organizational Culture and Climate
    Nursing Informatics in Long-Term Care
    Summary
    Rehabilitative Therapists in Geriatric Health Services
    Introduction
    Physical Therapy
    Occupational Therapy
    Speech-Language Pathology (Speech Therapy)
    Areas of Work
    Administration
    Role of PT, OT, and SLP Assistants and Aides in Long-Term Care
    Brief Description of the Surveys Conducted
    Summary
    Social Work in Geriatric Health Services
    Introduction
    What Do Gerontological Social Workers Do Exactly?
    What Training/Education/Competencies Will a Gerontological Social Worker Process?
    Geriatric Social Work Competencies
    What's Next?
    Summary
    Nutritional Considerations for the Older Adult Population
    Introduction
    Healthcare Communities Defined
    Nutritional Requirements of the Older Adult
    Nutrition-Related Complications in the Older Adult
    Nutritional Strategies for Older Adults in Healthcare Communities
    The Role of the Health Services Administrator
    Summary
    Addendum
    Enhancing Quality of Life for Older Adults Through the Creative Arts Therapies
    Introduction
    Art Therapy
    Art Therapist: Definition
    Why Art Therapy? Advantages of Art and Imagery
    Why Art Therapy with Older Adults?
    Summary
    Music Therapy
    What Is Music Therapy?
    Music Therapists
    Music Therapy Outcomes
    The Older Americans Act
    Who Pays for Music Therapy Services?
    Summary
    Additional Resources
    Further Reading
    Special Topics
    Financing Long-Term Care
    Introduction
    Lifespan and Growing Need for Long-Term Care
    Personal Accountability in Long-Term Care
    Expenditures and Productivity
    Services and Reimbursement in Long-Term Care
    Methods of Payments and Reimbursement
    Summary
    Meeting Spiritual and Religious Needs in Long-Term Care
    Introduction
    Religion in the Modern Age
    Religion and Spirituality: Definitions and Distinctions
    The Ubiquitous Nature of Spirituality
    Needs of the Elderly in Long-Term Care
    End-of-Life Issues
    Summary
    Meeting Psychological Needs in Long-Term Care
    Introduction
    The Human Being is Complex, and Always Developing and Coping with Stress
    Universal Human Needs
    Streotypes, Diversity, and Expectations
    The Use of Psychologists in Long-Term Care
    Summary
    Nurse Satisfaction in the Long-Term Dementia Care Environment: Fostering Relationships Between Administration, Nurses, Staff, and Residents
    Introduction
    Challenges of Dementia
    Nursing Concerns
    Nurse Streets and Dementia Care
    Exploring Professional Dementia Caregivers' Experiences: A Qualitative Study
    Care Alternatives that Enhance Relationship and Quality of Life
    Summary
    Additional Resources
    Quality of Care in Geriatric Health Services
    Introduction
    Methods to Measure the Patient's or Client's Level of Need
    Online Tools for Evaluating the Quality of Each Gerontology Facility
    Steps Involved in Undertaking Process Improvement
    Short Survey of Tools for Improvement
    Is Six Sigma Worth the Effort in Healthcare Delivery?
    Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY)
    Summary
    Oral History
    Introduction: What Is Oral History and How Is it Relevant to Gerontology?
    Formal and Informal Oral History with the Geriatric Population
    Getting Started with the Formal Oral History Project
    The Interview
    Summary
    Further Reading
    Ethics in Long-Term Care
    Introduction
    Review of Ethical Principles and Frameworks
    Classical Ethical Theories
    Patient Self-Determination Act
    Creating an Ethical Organization
    Ethics and Quality of Care
    Ethics, and Quality Improvement in Health Care
    Ethics, Healthcare Costs, and Futility of Care
    Ethics and Caregiving
    Summary
    End-of-Life Care: An Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care
    Introduction
    History and Concepts of Hospice and Palliative Care
    Effectiveness of Hospice and Palliative Care
    Alternate Programs and Enhancements to End-of-Life Care
    Summary
    Interdisciplinary Case Studies
    Case Studies
    Introduction
    Home to Acute Care and Short-Term Care-Returning Home
    Home to Acute Care and Then to Long-Term Care
    Home to Acute Care and Then to Short-Term Care
    End-of-Life Care (A)
    End-of-Life Care (B)
    Summary
    Index

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