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A Guideline on protecting the health and lives of patients in hospitals, especially if the patient is a member of a societally devalued class 3rd edition

A Guideline on protecting the health and lives of patients in hospitals, especially if the patient is a member of a societally devalued class 3rd edition

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SKU : 978-0-9868040-9-0
Brand : Wolf Wolfensberger

Announcing : Wolf Wolfensberger’s

A Guideline on Protecting the Health and Lives of Patients in Hospitals,

Especially if the patient is a member of a societally devalued class 3rd edition

“This guide is a practical tool that should be at every hospitalized patient’s bedside. One can only hope that such safeguards will catch on. If patients and their caregivers follow the tips contained in this guide, their hospital stay is more likely to help them recover their health with the fewest possible number of incidents. (from the foreword by André Blanchet, MD).

About the book

“This is a set of guidelines that can be given to a prospective hospital patient, and/or to the person’s family, friends and allies, especially where the patient is a member of a group or class that is societally disadvantaged, or generally held in low esteem. The purpose of the guidelines is to help defend and protect the well being – even the life – of a patient under hospital care. However, this monograph might also be applicable where a person is a patient in other health care settings, such as nursing homes.” (from the introduction, page 7).

About Wolf Wolfensberger (1934-2011)

World renowned human service reformer, Professor Wolfensberger (Syracuse University) was involved in the development and dissemination of the principle of normalization and the originator of the theory of Social Role Valorization (SRV), the program evaluation tools PASS 3 and PASSING, and of a number of service approaches that include Citizen Advocacy.

This book includes the following chapters

  • Foreword, by André Blanchet MD, FRCP
  • The History of this monograph
  • Introduction
  • Dangers to Patient Health in Contemporary Hospital Settings
  • Special Dangers to Societally Devalued People
  • Conceptualizing the Functions of Advocates/Protectors
  • Measures to Protect People in Hospitals
    • General Considerations
    • Measures to Prepare a Patient for Hospitalization or Visits to an Emergency Service
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Rooms in a Hospital
    • Suggested Guidelines for Carrying Out the Functions of Advocates/Protectors
    • Preparing for Hospital Discharge
    • Measures to Increase the Effectiveness of an Advocate/Protector
    • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Having Prominent People as Advocates
    • An Issue of Discretion
    • Recruiting Sufficient Advocates/Protectors, and Setting Up Shifts and Logistics
  • Conclusion
  • References

March 2015

  • Author: Wolf Wolfensberger PhD, 1934-2011
  • Softcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Valor Press (Plantagenet ON – Canada)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0-9868040-9-0
  • Copyright ©: 2015, Valor Institute
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 16 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 Kg
  • Available: April 2015