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Attention strategies: Helping you focus   Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains the 4 types of attention: sustained, selective, shifting, and divided. It also gives strategies to help one focus when attention is impaired.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 7/2013
Comfort care in the ICU: What to expect at the end of your loved one's life  
Abstract: This handout explains what family and friends can expect when it is nearing the end of their loved one's life. It includes what happens when the ventilator is removed, physical signs that usually mean death is near, how to let go, and questions to help family members review the life and legacy of the loved one who is passing.
Author: 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 1/2016
Grocery shopping: Tips for making it easier  
Abstract: This handout offer tips for making grocery shopping easier -- to help those who are adjusting to a new disability to conserve energy and save time.
Author: Recreation Therapy
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2005
Hair loss: Causes and myths  
Abstract: This handout explains the different types of hair loss and its causes. It discusses genetic baldness (androgenetic alopecia) and telogen effluvium, as well as what tests may be done to determine the cause of hair loss.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Living wills and other advance directives: Writing down your choices for health care   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about the different types of advance directives. These are forms to fill out "in advance" so that your family, friends, and health care providers know what medical care you would want and would not want, if you are unable to speak for yourself.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2013
Memory strategies: Helping you remember   Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains the 4 types of memory: long-term (remote), short-term (recent), immediate (working) and prospective (future remembering). It also gives strategies to help remembering when one's memory is impaired.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2012
Planning a funeral  
Abstract: This article contains helpful information for family members and friends after a loved one's death. It includes sections on "Where to Get Help," "Disposition Options," "Checklist of Tasks," "Planning the Ceremony and Choosing Funeral Home Services," "Selecting a Funeral Home," "Green Burials," and "Ratings of Area Funeral Homes for Quality and Price." This article is reprinted with permission from Puget Sound Consumers' CHECKBOOK, Volume 4, No. 1. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 9/2015
Protecting your hands: For people with hand dermatitis (hand eczema)  
Abstract: This handout explains how to protect your hands when you have hand dermatits, also known as hand eczema.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Resources for seniors: In Washington state  
Abstract: This handout lists resources for social service agencies and crisis centers in Washington state. Similar services may be available in communities in other states.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007

 
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