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Becoming a Personal Support Worker, Third Edition, 3rd edition

  • Lynelle A. Hamilton

Published by Pearson Canada (March 19th 2008) - Copyright © 2009

3rd edition

Becoming a Personal Support Worker, Third Edition

ISBN-13: 9780132050708

Includes: Paperback

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The third edition of Lynelle Hamilton’s Becoming a Personal Support Worker continues to be the only Canadian support worker text that takes a humanistic and holistic approach to health care. It offers a balance of safe and ethical care of individuals and families in various settings within all provincial guidelines. The third edition has been heavily revised and now features a beautiful full-colour design, expanded A&P, human development and disease content, and a new study guide. It is appropriate for Personal Support Worker courses in career colleges, community colleges and private programs across Canada.

Table of contents

Part 1: The Role of the Support Worker

Chapter 1                What Is Personal Support?

Chapter 2                Work Settings

Chapter 3                Ethics and Support Work

Chapter 4                You, the Support Worker

Chapter 5                The Support Team and Its Members

Chapter 6  NEW       Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span


Part 2: The Client

Chapter 7                The Client

Chapter 8                The Client-Worker Relationship


Part 3: Fundamental Skills

Chapter 9                Basic Communication Skills

Chapter 10              Adaptive and Augmentative Communication

Chapter 11              Setting Priorities and Working Effectively

Chapter 12              Contributing to the Client’s Support Plan

Chapter 13              Safety


Part 4: Assisting with Routine Activities

Chapter 14              Fundamental Terms and Concepts in Personal Support

Chapter 15              Working in the Client’s Home

Chapter 16              Meal Planning, Preparation, and Assistance

Chapter 17              Understanding the Elements of the Body

Chapter 18              Mobility

Chapter 19              Providing Physical Care

Chapter 20              Common Conditions

Chapter 21              Infant and Child Care


Part 5: Assisting in Special Situations

Chapter 22              Mental Health

Chapter 23              Cognition and Cognitive Impairment

Chapter 24              Abuse

Chapter 25              Palliative Care

Chapter 26              Assisting with Medications


Part 6: Gaining Employment

Chapter 27              Preparing for Work

Chapter 28              Presenting Yourself to an Employer


Appendix A             Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Appendix B             National and Provincial Long-Term Care Associations


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