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Caring for People in Community and Health Services

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Comprehensive textbook containing all major components of the revised NFQ Level 5 Community Health Services course (5M4468).

Demonstrates how carers can minimise the effects of ageing through interaction combined with best practice and care.

Illustrates how to care for and support people with a broad spectrum of needs, emphasising the importance of hands-on care in training.

Explains the historical context of disability, with emphasis on the hidden disability of mental illness and how its related experiences can lead to marginalisation and stigmatisation.

Provides an overview of dementia as experienced through the dimensions of health.

Places a significant focus on the importance of reflective practice and mentoring as methods of self-evaluation and skills development.

Communications section concentrates on therapeutic communications and the importance of understanding the legality of documentation in a care setting.

Issues related to work experience are discussed in the context of a care setting.

Written For:

NFQ Level 5 Community Health Services (5M4468)

NFQ Level 5 Healthcare Support (5M4339)

NFQ Level 5 Community Care (5M2786)