ERIC Number: ED414426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Fostering Humane Care of Dying Persons in Long-Term Care. Guidebook for Staff Development Instructors.
Wilson, Sarah A.; Daley, Barbara
This guide is intended for staff development instructors responsible for inservice education on the topic of fostering humane care for dying persons in long-term care. The introduction discusses the guide's development based on input from administrators, staff, and families of residents in long-term care facilities and focus group interviews in which more than 157 nursing staff and administrators discussed care of the dying in long-term care. Presented next is a pretest examining participant's attitudes toward and knowledge about death and dying in long-term care. Five learning modules are included: separate learning modules on managing pain and promoting comfort are presented for nurses and certified nursing assistants and modules on family and staff support in grief, spiritual needs of the dying, and communication problems. Each module contains some or all of the following: description of the module content; module objectives; content outline to be used in presentations or discussions with staff; references; and self-assessment questions. Reference lists included in 3 modules contain a total of 60 references. Concluding the guide are a posttest and a brief supplemental reading list. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Caregiver Role, Caregivers, Communication Problems, Grief, Helping Relationship, Hospices (Terminal Care), Individual Needs, Inservice Education, Learning Modules, Long Term Care, Nurses, Nurses Aides, Nursing Homes, Pretests Posttests, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Spirituality, Staff Development, Terminal Illness
Marquette University College of Nursing, Clark Hall, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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