Improving Hospital Care for Persons with Dementia
Co-editors: Nina M. Silverstein and Katie Maslow
Contributing authors: Meredith Wallace [Kazer] and C. Zembruzski
Meredith Wallace [Kazer] (with C. Zembruzski) is a contributing author, " Strategies for Making a Difference".
Book description: What happens when a person with dementia is hospitalized? It is usually a fall, a hip fracture, a serious infection, or an acute exacerbation of congestive heart failure, diabetes, or another chronic medical condition that precipitates hospitalization, not the person's demenetia.
This book provides insights into the issues and gaps in quality of hospital care for patients with dementia. The book will helps practitioners improve the experiences that patients with dementia encounter in acute care settings by offering actual case examples provided by managers of assisted living, emergency rooms, and community geriatric cases; by persons with dementia who live alone; and by other doctors and nurses who care for these patients. These case examples illustrate the challenges faced and suggest strategies for successful and appropriate treatment planning.
Zembruzski, C. & Wallace, M. (2005). Strategies for Making a Difference. In Improving Hospital Care for Persons with Dementia. New York: Springer Publishing Company, pp. 205-236.
Silverstein, Nina M.; Maslow, Katie; Kazer, Meredith Wallace; and Zembruzski, C., "Improving Hospital Care for Persons with Dementia" (2005). Nursing and Health Studies Faculty Book Gallery. 49.