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End-Of-Life Ethics and the Nursing Assistant Eileen R. Chichin

End-Of-Life Ethics and the Nursing Assistant

Eileen R. Chichin

Published January 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780826113078
Hardcover
210 pages
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This book describes a research-based project that was developed to assess Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) knowledge and attitudes about ethical issues and end-of-life decision-making and to provide educational intervention and support. CNAsMoreThis book describes a research-based project that was developed to assess Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) knowledge and attitudes about ethical issues and end-of-life decision-making and to provide educational intervention and support. CNAs provide most of the hands-on care in long term facilities and, often over years, develop close relationships with residents. As a result, treatment termination and/or death can have a marked impact on CNAs.Based on the projects findings, a workbook was designed to enable nursing homes to conduct an ethics education program for their CNAs. The workbook (contained in this book), Teaching End-Of-Life Ethics to CNAs, authored by Orah R. Burack and colleagues, has useful appendices including a questionnaire, ethics education instruction booklet with responses from the original study, an evaluation form, and a CNA ethics booklet.