Comfort Touch Massage for the Elderly and the Ill

ISBN-10: 0781798299
ISBN-13: 9780781798297
Edition: 2007
List price: $62.99
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Description: Comfort Touch: Massage for the Elderly and the Ill is a textbook designed to inform the caregiver who is interested in bringing the benefits of touch to a broad range of people in need. It will give the reader the confidence to practice massage with  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 1/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Comfort Touch: Massage for the Elderly and the Ill is a textbook designed to inform the caregiver who is interested in bringing the benefits of touch to a broad range of people in need. It will give the reader the confidence to practice massage with elderly or chronically ill clients in a variety of settings, including hospices, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home care.

Introduction to Comfort Touch
Understanding Health, Illness, Loss and Grief
Approaching the Client
The Principles of Comfort Touch: SCRIBE
Techniques of Comfort Touch
Special Considerations in the Use of Comfort Touch
Communication and Documentation in the Healthcare System
Self-Care for the Caregiver
Developing a Comfort Touch Program: Administrative Guidelines
Infection Control: Standard and Universal Precautions
Integrating Aroma: Cautions and Considerations
Recommended Resources: An Annotated List
Glossary
Index

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