Healing Dawn Nelson Compassionate Touch

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Compassionate Touch

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9780882681498: Compassionate Touch

Detailing the power of touch in caregiving, this book offers readers a way of relating to the elderly and the ill through gentle, age-appropriate massage, and sensitive physical contact. It expands the possible applications of touch and highlights both the importance and the efficancy of incorporating compassionte touch into care plans for the frail elderly and the ill, providing a much needed counterpoint to the medical model of care.

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Dawn Nelson, founder and director of COMPASSIONATE TOUCH for those in later life stages, an outreach program which helps to enhance quality of life for those in nursing homes, Alzheimer's care and hospice programs, is a well known speaker and educator who teaches both health care professionals and volunteer caregivers worldwide. She is also the author of Making Friends with Cancer (Findhorn Press, Inc., 2000)

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"...delightful and inspiring book. It is well written and well pressented with lots of lovely photos and clear prose." -- Dementia Care magazine May/June 1996

"Nelson is able to share experiences concisely. Her ideas inspire the reader to develop as an individual and a professional..." -- Nat'l Council of Hospice Professionals Book Review 1997

Beautifully written, concise, relevant, richly illustrated, it should be on every massage practitioner's bookshelf." -- Dietrich Miesler, Founder, Day-Break Geriatric Massage Project, MASSAGE magazine March/April 95

Compassionate Touch is a unique "how-to" book whose aim is to address the often unmet need of the aged, the ill, and the dying for intimate, nurturing contact. Compassionate touch, as defined by Dawn Nelson, is a gentle, sensitive, and non-intrusive program of massage, touch therapy, and comfort care, supported by such helping skills as active listening, reflective communication, intuitive feedback, guided relaxation, and breathing awareness. Compassionate Touch aims to ease both physical and emotional pain, in a way that medication and medical procedures simply cannot. Written with great clarity and sensitivity, this is an ideal book for massage therapists and bodyworkers looking to expand their skills, an essential reference for all caregivers and family members, and a seminal text for all reference collections for those concerned with the subject of hostel care for the terminally ill. -- Midwest Book Review

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