Thursday, April 21, 2011

COMMUNICATION FOR THE COGNIZANT, NONVERBAL PATIENT

                               COMMUNICATION
FOR THE COGNIZANT,
NONVERBAL PATIENT
By
Jane Alleman
Trudy Brown
And
Susan Robison
This is a wonderful little book created, designed and inspired  by three sisters who after seeing a mother and husband suffer the pains of trying to communicate with caregivers and others felt that something had to be done to help meet both the needs of not only the patient but those they were trying to communicate with.  The book is small, the pages are colorful, the pictures are adorable and the lettering is large enough for everyone to see.  It is divided into sections of Comfort, Feeling, Food, Drink, Visit, and even has an alphabet page so that the patient can spell out his/her need by blinking.   I wish this had been available when my grandmother was dying and could not communicate with her caregivers or family.  It would have saved her a lot of frustration and anxiety.  I would recommend this book to anyone who has a friend, family member or caregiver that is having communication problems.  It would certainly accommodate receiving and giving care a lot easier. 

A copy of this book was provided to me by Cheri Crane

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Mary! =) Thank you so much for taking the time to help us with this project. I know the authors are extremely grateful for your support.

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