ERIC Number: ED224872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Humanistic Patient Care Training: Content and Methodology. Interdisciplinary Team Training and Humanistic Patient Care for Hospices. Monograph 5.
Grady, Kathleen A.; Wilson, Dottie C.
This monograph, the fifth in a series of five, provides training information for hospice staff in improving interdisciplinary team functions and humanistic care provisions. Its purpose is to provide a skilled group trainer with the hospice-specific insights necessary to conduct training in humanistic patient care. Chapter 1 covers training program content and structure, trainer roles, and preparation for training. In chapter 2 are vignettes that explore contrasting and conflicting examples of patient and staff values and attitudes as they may occur within the 11 content areas in humanistic care training. Chapter 3 contains vignettes that provide examples of staff use of process skills in the provision of humanistic patient care. Chapter 4 offers guidelines for training in four categories: humanistic patient care definitions, components, and applications; psychosocial variables in working with dying patients; patient and family needs, environment, and rights; communication skills and styles; and monitoring of humanistic patient care provisions. Each section has this format: background information for trainers, training session outlines, examples from hospice training experiences, and selected resource materials. Following a bibliography are definitions and tables of contents of the five monographs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Communication Skills, Course Content, Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Health Services, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Leaders, Medical Education, Medical Services, Nursing Homes, Patients, Professional Development, Residential Care, Staff Development, Teaching Guides, Team Training, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Associated Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: ELM Inst., Rockville, MD.