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Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families Part 2

presented by Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

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Video Runtime: 49 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 21 Minutes

This is Part Two of a two-part series about Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families. Home care and hospice personnel must be sensitive to the culture of each family they encounter and look for ways to honor diverse, and perhaps unusual, family situations as long as the home environment is safe. As “safe” can be broadly interpreted, this practical course will present patient care scenarios, decision-making practices, and resources that assist home care and hospice personnel in incorporating family into the plan of care and in responding to unexpected occurrences in the home.

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Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Nathalie Rennell is currently an instructor in the RN-BSN/CEP programs and on the honors faculty with the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU). She is also a member of the faculty at the Phoenix Institute for Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA). Ms. Rennell has been recognized by the National League…

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1. Usual Home Visits and Preparation

What is a usual or expected home visit? What is the norm in a home? Answers to these questions and preparation for home visits will be discussed in this chapter.

2. Unusual Home Visits With Lessons Learned

Preparing for and responding to unexpected situations that can be encountered during a home visit will be proposed in this chapter. Examples from home care and hospice practice and a sharing of lessons learned from unusual home visits will be utilized to demonstrate the concepts presented in this chapter.

3. When the Unexpected Becomes Unsafe: Boundaries, Personal Safety, and Other Considerations

Patient safety is an important consideration in every home visit. When home care and hospice staff are confronted with unexpected findings during a home visit, how do they determine the boundary between patient and family rights and an unsafe situation? In this chapter, case scenarios will assist learning about that safety boundary and steps to take should an unsafe situation be found in making a home visit.

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Video Runtime: 35 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 21 Minutes

This is Part One of a two-part series about Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families. The public's perception of family systems has changed over time and continues to change as we progress further into the 21st century. Yet families continue to be the foundations of society, influencing the health of their members and impacting how health care is delivered in the home. This course will help define various iterations of the family system and share important demographic data concerning families. It will also discuss the functions that families serve, as well as the importance of implementing quality strategy goals in family systems according to the reasoning of CMS.

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