Title:Measurement of Suffering in End-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease.
Publication Year: 2007
Format(s): Book Monograph
Audience(s): Physicians , Health Professionals , Health Services Providers , Nurses , Nursing Homes , Geriatricians , Family Caregivers , Families of Patients
Author(s): Aminoff, B.Z.
Source: Tel Aviv, Israel: ProBook Ltd. 2007. 303 p.
Abstract: This book describes the (MSSE), a new tool developed for the evaluation of suffering in end-stage dementia (ESD). It is intended for use by family caregivers of patients with ESD as well as medical and nursing staff, to enhance their ability to diagnose suffering in terminally ill patients. The book first provides background information on ESD and suffering, the entropy definition of human suffering, and the challenge of measuring suffering in ESD patients. Then, it presents the MMSE and describes each of its 10 items. It also discusses the main causes of suffering in ESD and dying patients, possible treatment approaches for ESD and dying patients, and how and where death should take place. The remainder of the book presents the author’s key points (printed in a large font for emphasis), highlights from studies using the MMSE in ESD patients, and other supplemental materials.
Availability: Available from Dyonon- ProBook Ltd, 3 Strauss Street, P.O. Box 56055, Tel-Aviv, Israel 65213. Tel: 03-5257999; FAX: 03-5285397. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.probook.co.il. PRICE: $39.000. ISBN: 9657077370 or 9789657077375.
Major Descriptor(s): LATE-DEMENTIA , PATIENTS , ASSESSMENT-TOOLS , RATING-SCALES , PAIN , EMOTIONS , PATIENT-NEEDS , END-OF-LIFE , TERMINAL-CARE , COMFORT