Living Dying Caring - Life and Death In a Nursing Home
This book, written from practical experience, offers reflections on relationships within residential aged care facilities.
- Edited By: Rosalie Hudson, Jennifer Richmond
- Published Date: March 5, 2003
- Publisher: Ausmed Publications
- ISBN: 0-9577988-6-5
This book, written from practical experience, offers reflections on relationships within residential aged care facilities. There is a special emphasis on supporting the lifestyle choices of residents and the facilitation of death with dignity at the time of a resident’s death. The stories presented are humorous, sad, moving, and insightful.
- Fresh insights together with practical implications for improved quality of care
- Numerous stories capturing the humorous, the sad, the poignant and the down-to-earth realities of living and dying in a nursing home
- Offers encouragement to all engaged in this rewarding work, to reflect and learn from their experience
- Finely illustrated with moving photographs of residents
- Written from practical experience; offering reflections on relationships within the nursing home, particularly at the time of a resident’s death
About the Authors
Dr Rosalie Hudson’s varied nursing and theological career is now focused on aged care and palliative care. As an aged care nurse consultant, she explores end-of-life issues for people in residential aged care, and as an author, teacher and associate professor with the University of Melbourne (Australia), she seeks to raise the profile of gerontic nursing. Rosalie has had twelve years’ experience as a director of nursing of a 50-bed nursing home, extensive experience in community nursing practice, and has also edited Ausmed Publications’ highly acclaimed and definitive 2003 manual endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing Australia, Dementia Nursing: A Guide to Practice.
Jennifer Richmond’s first career was in nursing. In hindsight, she declares the highlight of her nursing years was a long association with Melbourne Citymission’s Harold McCracken House. During this time her creative partnership with Rosalie yielded a valued friendship and a number of nursing publications. At Harold McCracken House Jennifer worked with many extraordinary and gifted staff, one of whom is novelist Michel Faber (whose photographs appear in this book). After the privilege of an editing association with Ausmed Publications and a postgraduate qualification in editing and writing, Jennifer now writes fiction and works part-time as an in house medical and scientific editor for a major publisher. She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her family, which includes dogs Minnie and John.
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