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The Heart of Care: Dignity in Action: A Guide to Person-Centred Compassionate Elder Care

The Heart of Care: Dignity in Action: A Guide to Person-Centred Compassionate Elder Care

'The Heart of Care' encourages all carers to look into themselves and question their attitudes, prejudices and behaviour. Combining anecdote, reminiscence, practical advice and role-model exercises that really work, Amanda Waring gently motivates and educates us all to be better ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780285640870
Barcode 9780285640870
Published 1 May 2012 by Profile Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Author(s) By Waring, Amanda
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ISBN-13 9780285640870
ISBN-10 0285640879
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Souvenir Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Waring, Amanda
Category Home Nursing & Caring
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 649.80846
Catalogue Code 960181

Description of this Book

Aimed at transforming how people care for others and themselves, this life-changing handbook examines how caregivers and caring professionals can reconnect to an actively compassionate nature, enriching the lives of those they look after as well as their own. The guide contends that person-centered care should be at the heart of the care industry, acknowledging that too often caregivers are focused on accomplishing tasks rather than understanding how someone is feeling. Emphasizing how to sincerely value people, this sensitive consideration offers suggestions such as involving the elderly in decision-making and other methods for providing a positive social environment. Creatively applying empathy exercises, anecdotes, and poetry to uplift, motivate, and educate caregivers, this is an essential study on developing the skills and awareness needed to support an aging population.

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Author's Bio

Amanda Waring is an actress, a writer, and a filmmaker. Her campaigning film, What Do You See?, is used for training around the world, and she is a presenter for Aged Care TV as well as an advisor on the UK government's Dignity board.

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