Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker

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Elsevier Mosby, 2003 - Medical - 859 pages
Training to be an effective and responsible support worker, whether in the community or institutional setting, requires the understanding of many important topics. Support workers must learn a broad foundation of skills to perform their role safely and effectively. Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker covers everything a student will need to know about working in a variety of health care settings.

This book provides clear explanations of the key concepts and procedures. The straightforward, step-by-step presentation of procedures, with numerous full-colour illustrations, makes learning easy. The essential skills and functions of the support worker are clearly explained, in addition to providing a solid comprehension of the role of the support worker; with the client, the client's family, working within the health care team and the unique Canadian health care system.

Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker is an adaptation of the best-selling U.S. text, Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, Fifth Edition by Sheila Sorrentino. Adapted to include both the knowledge and skills base of the Canadian programs, this text includes basic nursing skills, supportive care for ongoing conditions and/or cognitive impairments, assistance with medications, home management, and meal preparation as well as assisting with palliative care.

This title is an adaptation of Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 5e.

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Kathleen Kennedy is associate professor of history and director of women's studies at the Western Washington University. She is author of Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens: Women and Subversion During World War I.

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