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The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for
Those Who Can't



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About The Caregiver's Path

“A practical, easy-to-apply method for making tough caregiving decisions with ethics, heart, and peace of mind.”

-- Jacqueline Marcell, author of Elder Rage and host of Coping with Caregiving radio show.

Who needs this book? Anyone dealing with those with:

• Alzheimer's
• Strokes
• Dementia
• Brain injuries
• Mental illness
• Developmental delays
• Other mental limitations

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Back Cover of the Book:

Wouldn’t it be a relief to know you are making the right decisions and doing right by the person in your care?

Whether you have a loved one who can’t make his or her own decisions or you are a healthcare professional, you know how difficult—even heartbreaking—it can be to make decisions for others. Feeling confident that you’ve made the right decision would be a welcome relief from the worry and guilt you may be feeling.

The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making offers tools and techniques that will limit your frustration and fears and help you make informed, respectful decisions. Extremely practical, yet also heart-felt, the book offers:

  • Four adaptable tools that make decision making a simple, step-by-step process
  • Guidelines to help you determine if your loved one or patient can make decisions, who should make the decisions, and how to make better decisions
  • Questions to use in almost any medical or quality-of-life situation that will help you gather all of the information you need
  • Techniques for improving communication between patients, families and caregivers

Viki Kind, a seasoned bioethicist with extensive experience in homes and hospitals, has developed an invaluable resource for caregivers struggling to make the right decisions, whether it’s taking away the car keys, moving to a long-term care facility or making difficult end-of-life choices. The Caregiver’s Path provides information and strategies to help remove the constant anxiety of, “Am I doing the right thing?”

“An excellent guide for families left struggling and feeling overwhelmed when making decisions for those who are incapacitated. The tone is conversational, examples familiar and explanations simple and clear. With comfort and assurance, decisions are made systematically, while respecting the wishes of the individual. Every caregiver should read this guide before there is a crisis.”

--Edna Ballard, MSW, ACSW, Duke Family Support Program; senior fellow, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development; Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

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The Caregiver’s Path is found in bookstores in the Aging, Family, or Medical section. Because it helps so many groups of people, each store may put it in a different section so you may want to ask the clerk to look it up for you. You can also use the links on the right to purchase it from Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million or your local independent store.

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