This compact guide provides easy-to-access nursing interventions for managing common behaviour problems encountered in the home health and community-based care setting. The book is divided into two units, covering, respectively, the basics and the actual behaviours. The first part offers coverage on all important aspects of behaviour management in the home, including content on communication skills; safety and crisis intervention skills; basic defensive, protective and coping mechanisms; family dynamics and solutions to common home management problems; use of the mental status exam and other assessment tools in the home setting; and an in-home behaviour health outcomes measurement system. The second part lists alphabetically more than 70 behaviours, including 40 categories of behaviour problems; these are all cross-referenced. Each entry includes a short narrative description; guidelines on behaviour identification and diagnosis; a problem list; general medical management; medications for symptom management; and nursing management, nursing goals, client goals, outcomes for both the client and the care giver.
A listing at the end of the book provides references, resources and information for home healthcare professionals.