The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t guides families and healthcare professionals who are struggling to make the right decisions for those who are losing or have lost capacity.Who needs this book? Anyone dealing with those who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, strokes, brain injuries, mental illness, developmental delays or other mental limitations.
How will it help? Whether it’s taking away the car keys, moving to a long-term care facility or making the end-of-life decisions, The Caregiver’s Path provides an adaptable system for making choices while respecting the individual’s values and beliefs. The tools and strategies learned will help remove the continuous angst of, “Am I doing the right thing?”
Wouldn’t it be a relief to know you are making the right decisions and
doing right by the person in your care?
“An excellent guide for families left struggling and feeling overwhelmed when making decisions for those who are incapacitated. The tone is conversational, examples familiar and explanations simple and clear. With comfort and assurance, decisions are made systematically, while respecting the wishes of the individual. Every caregiver should read this guide before there is a crisis.”
-Edna Ballard, MSW, ACSW, Duke Family Support Program; senior fellow, Center for
the Study of Aging and Human Development; Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
“The Caregiver’s Path is a book that speaks to the head and to the heart. It will give readers the tools they need to give the care we all want and deserve. Highly recommended.”
— Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., Director of Academic Affairs, AARP
Finally an insightful and, most importantly, easy-to-understand guide for caregivers navigating the difficult, yet oftentimes heartwarming landscape of caring for their aging parents. Viki Kind has written a practical “brass-tacks” guide of what you need to make the best decisions for your elder loved one and she has done it with the compassion and skill you can trust when making these difficult choices. Bravo!
–Jill Gilbert, Co-Founder & Former CEO, GilbertGuide.com; Co-Producer, Digital Health @ CES
About the Author:
Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer. She is a renowned lecturer inspiring healthcare professionals throughout the United States to have integrity and compassion, and teaches them techniques to improve communication about end-of-life care. She is the co-creator of the nationally distributed DVD, “The Trusted Advisor: Relate, Respect and Respond,” which focuses on improving the senior patient’s medical experience. Patients, families and healthcare professionals have come to rely on Viki’s practical approach to dealing with challenging healthcare dilemmas.
Viki provides bioethics consultation and support for many hospitals in the Los Angeles area. She is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Bioethics Committee and the Southern California Bioethics Committee Consortium. She holds a master’s degree in bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California State University at Northridge. She also has specialized training in mediation and cultural negotiation from Pepperdine University and UCLA.
For more information about Viki, “The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t,” and the topics of bioethics, visit www.kindethics.com.
Viki Kind, MA
RSVP: Bernadette Homan 888-225-1684
Marketing Director of Arden Courts Seminole
9300 137th Street N (Antilles Drive)
Seminole, FL 33776