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Knowledge to Care: A Handbook for Care Assistants

Knowledge to Care: A Handbook for Care Assistants

Angela Dustagheer (Editor), Joan Harding (Editor), Christine McMahon (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-11111-9 April 2005 Wiley-Blackwell 312 Pages


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This is a second edition of a successful, accessible textbook for health care assistants, which provides them with the knowledge and skills needed for everyday practice e.g. patient handling, meeting day-to-day needs, infection control, and patient confidentiality.

Clients’ rights


Individuality and diversity


Working with people whose behaviour challenges the service

Obtaining and storing client information

Basic biomechanics: moving and handling equipment

Mobility and safer client handling

Control of infection

Meeting the elimination needs of the client

Meeting the hygiene needs of the client

Meeting the nutritional needs of the client

Promoting comfort, rest, sleep and caring for the client in pain

Postnatal care

Caring for children and their families

Community care

Caring for the terminally ill client and their family

* New edition of popular text
* Covers essential theory and practical skills
* Includes new chapters on Human Rights and Ethics
* Addresses care of patients of all ages