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  • End of Life: Treatment Redirection

    What is the role of treatment direction in end-of-life care?

  • Long-Term Care – Institution, Residence, Hospital, or Home?

    Finding quality long-term nursing care is a growing concern for millions of Americans.

  • Educational Initiatives in Long-Term Care

    Educational Initiatives in Long-Term Care   Most Americans would doubtless agree that positive change is a critical need in facilities providing long-term care. This article describes a project in which staff from the Midwest Bioethics Center (now the Center for Practical Bioethics) and Kansas City area experts in long-term care worked to create meaningful change…

  • Cultural Competency – The Caregiver Connection

    Cultural Competency – The Caregiver Connection   Healthcare that is respectful and ethical must also be culturally competent. This article reviews tools provided to caregivers by the University of Michigan Health Care System’s Program for Multicultural Health throughout its many services.

  • Caregiver Access to Resources

    Caregiver Access to Resources Helping Caregivers’ Self-Identify The reluctance of spouses and family members to identify themselves as caregivers is an obstacle to providing services to them. Caren Rugg describes an outreach program that is overcoming this barrier.

  • Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities – A New Model

    Supporting Persons with Developmental Disability   The way we think about and care for people with developmental disability has changed – from society believing that caregivers always knew what was best to now people with disability participating in all aspects of community life.

  • The Case of the Careless Caregiver

    Has caregiving gone wrong in this case?

  • Honoring Caregivers – A National Initiative

    An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past.

  • The Case of Teresa: Patient Vulnerability from a System’s Failure to Protect

    The Case of Teresa: Patient Vulnerability from a System’s Failure to Protect A framework of general strategies to help vulnerable persons should explore responses that will help individual patients, improve professional and organizational responses to vulnerable patients, and mitigate the negative effects of public policies that affect vulnerable persons.

  • The Challenges of Caregiving

    An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past.