Restraint-Free Care

Restraint-Free Care

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This book is designed to help clinicians, administrators, students, and families attain the goal of restraint-free care of the elderly. Written by leading experts in the field, the book contains specific strategies for understanding behavior, making constructive changes in the individualAss environment, and managing the risk of falls and interference with necessary treatments. It is organized in outline form to highlight critical material and to be readily adaptable as a quick reference. The authors use individualized care as the bookAss underlying philosophy. The goals of individualized care include promoting comfort and safety, optimizing function and independence, and achieving the greatest possible quality of life. Such care requires clinicians to make sense of behavior rather than to control responses of clients. Numerous case studies, tables, and figures illustrate this practical and information-packed manual. Lists of resources are also included.Survey procedures and interpretive guidelines for skilled and intermediate care facilities (Appendix P). In State operations manual: Provider certification. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Health Care Financing Administration.

Title:Restraint-Free Care
Author:Lois K. Evans, DNSc, FAAN, RN, Neville E. Strumpf, PhD,RN,C,FAAN, Joanne Patterson Robinson, PhD, RN, Joan Stockman Wagner, MSN, CRNP
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 1998-09-15


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