EMPATHIC Ninja – Chapter 2 – What is Empathy, What Are Benefits of Empathy, and How Do You Be More Empathic?

Empathy is the capacity to understand another person’s experience, and to feel their feelings. This ability allows us to connect with others and learn from their stories. Empathy can be helpful in a variety of situations, including overcoming prejudice and conflict. It is especially helpful in helping us to empathize with the less fortunate and […]

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EMPATHIC Ninja – Chapter 1 – How Being Empathic Helps You Deal With Difficult People

Empathizing with other people helps you diffuse conflict, prevent overcritical behavior, and propose compromise. While empathy is not innate, some people are naturally more empathic than others. However, if you want to learn how to deal with difficult people, empathizing with others is essential. Affective empathy Affective empathy helps you relate to and understand other

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Preface

Welcome to OASIS Ninja: A Home Health Nurse’s Guide to Visits, Documentation, and Positive Patient Outcomes. This book is secretly a motivational book. No amount of technical knowledge will matter if you have no motivation to take action on a consistent basis for years to come in the workplace. Therefore, the last section on motivation

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Chapter 50 – Strategies For Motivating Your Patients

This chapter discusses strategies for motivating your patients. These include building rapport, using mirror neurons, and setting realistic goals. By following these tips, you can make your patients happier and more likely to comply with your orders. Use these methods to motivate your patients and keep them motivated and engaged throughout their recovery. They will

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Chapter 45 – Primary Care Provider Roles (PCP)

A primary care provider is one of the most important doctors in a patient’s health care system. Performing at their highest level, primary care providers improve patient health dramatically. They provide general medical care, coordinate care with other physicians, and develop relationships with their patients. However, this doctor can also specialize in a specific area

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Chapter 44 – Director of Nursing (DON/DPCS) in Home Health

The Director of Nursing (DON) or sometimes referred to as Director of Patient Care Services DPCS) is a more senior member of the agency. They are managers of the home health agency, especially pertaining to clinical care, but with administrative and business duties as well. Directors work closely with the administrators or owners of the

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Chapter 43 – Medical Social Worker in Home Health

Duties A medical social worker (MSW) in a home health care setting performs a variety of important tasks to ensure that patients are receiving the highest quality of care possible. They provide support and assistance to patients and their families, as well as coordinate services such as medication, home care, counseling, and transportation. They may

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Chapter 42 – What is a Speech Therapist in Home Health?

A speech therapist, also known as a ST, is a member of the health care team that provides Speech Therapy services to patients. They perform their duties according to the standards of clinical practice and work under the supervision of a physician and nursing supervisor. Job description A speech therapist (sometimes called speech pathologist) in

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Chapter 41 – What Is Home Health Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists are trained professionals who assess a patient’s functional needs and help them learn new skills. OTs are typically mistaken as PTs and although their job functions overlap, they have distinct differences, as OTs focus more on the fine motor skills and activities of daily living. PTs focus more on gross mobility such as

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Chapter 40 – The Role of the Physical Therapist in Home Health

Home health physical therapy involves a licensed therapist coming to a patient’s home to provide individualized treatment plans typically involving the gross movements of the musculoskeletal system. This specialized service is designed for patients with acute conditions or limited mobility, and is covered by most insurance plans. Home health physical therapy focuses on improving a

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