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Author Tanner, Luke

Title Embracing Touch in Dementia Care : Understanding the Role of Touch and Relationships in Care
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents Embracing Touch in Dementia Care -- A Person-Centred Approach toTouch and Relationships, by Luke Tanner; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Models of Care and Cultures of Touch; 2. Talking About Touch in Care ; 3. The Experience of Touch and Cognitive Impairment; 4. A Sense of Touch and the Experience of Attachment ; 5. Touch, Confusion and Uncertainty; 6. Non-Verbal Consent to Touch; 7. Touch, Emotional Needs and Personhood ; 8. Touch, Relationships and Intimacy; 9. Touch in Care Tasks ; 10. Resistance to Touch in Care Tasks; 11. Erotic Touch and Sexual Intimacy
12. Being in Touch with Stuff13. Conclusion; Appendix 1 -- The Touch Observational Tool ; Appendix 2 -- Outline of Classifications Used in the Quality of Touch Schedule; Appendix 3 -- Touch Observation Sheet; Appendix 4 -- Touch Observation Summary Sheet ; Appendix 5 -- Five Touch Training Exercises: A Step-By-Step Guide ; Appendix 6 -- Trust in Touch Checklist; References; Further Reading; Index; Blank Page
Summary Providing clear answers for one of the most taboo challenges facing dementia care professionals today, this book instructs carers on how to re-evaluate their use of physical contact to create a more effective, person-centred care system, through training exercises on consent and non-verbal communication
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Dementia -- Treatment.
Touch -- Therapeutic use.
Form Electronic book
Author Lipinska, Danuta.
ISBN 1784503738