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Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care : Take My Hand

By: Goldschmidt, Barbara.
Contributor(s): van Meines, Niamh | Goldschmidt, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011Description: 1 online resource (212 p.).ISBN: 9780857010483.Subject(s): Dementia | Hand | Terminal care | Touch -- Therapeutic useGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care : Take My HandDDC classification: 615.8 | 615.8/52 | 615.852 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care: Take My Hand; Acknowledgments; A Sense of Connection; 1. Your Radiant Sea; 2. Sharing the Benefits of Touch; 3. The Body as Particles and Waves; 4. A Tangible Spirit; Focusing Your Touch; 5. Physical and Energetic Qualities of the Hand; 6. Before You Begin: Observing Best Practices; 7. Elements of a Session; 8. A Hand Massage Sequence; 9. At a Glance: The Sequence and Reminders; The Reality of Practicing; 10. Ten Challenges to Sharing Touch; 11. Adapting for Different Needs; 12. Comforting Touch in End of Life Care; Resources; References
Index
Summary: The radiant energy in human touch can have a powerful therapeutic effect for those who are elderly, ill or dying. Explaining the benefits, practicalities and research behind touch therapy, this book teaches a simple hand massage sequence for all carers looking for an effective way to support and connect with a family member, friend or patient.
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Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care: Take My Hand; Acknowledgments; A Sense of Connection; 1. Your Radiant Sea; 2. Sharing the Benefits of Touch; 3. The Body as Particles and Waves; 4. A Tangible Spirit; Focusing Your Touch; 5. Physical and Energetic Qualities of the Hand; 6. Before You Begin: Observing Best Practices; 7. Elements of a Session; 8. A Hand Massage Sequence; 9. At a Glance: The Sequence and Reminders; The Reality of Practicing; 10. Ten Challenges to Sharing Touch; 11. Adapting for Different Needs; 12. Comforting Touch in End of Life Care; Resources; References

Index

The radiant energy in human touch can have a powerful therapeutic effect for those who are elderly, ill or dying. Explaining the benefits, practicalities and research behind touch therapy, this book teaches a simple hand massage sequence for all carers looking for an effective way to support and connect with a family member, friend or patient.

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Barbara Goldschmidt is a writer, researcher and licensed massage therapist. She has taught at health care facilities, community centers and in the massage therapy program at Swedish Institute, a college of health sciences in New York City. She has been active in the field of integrative health care for over 30 years. Her website can be visited at www.elementaltouch.org. Niamh van Meines is a nurse practitioner, currently self employed as a nurse consultant. She is a skilled clinical leader and educator in oncology, homecare, hospice and palliative care. She is also a licensed massage therapist and teaches massage therapy students about career development in end of life care.

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