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|Book Review: The Personal Care Attendant Guide - The Art of Finding, Keeping, or Being One|
The Personal Care Attendant Guide: The Art of Finding, Keeping, or Being One
Katie Rodriquez Banister
Regular Price: $16.95
Where to buy: Demos Medical Publishing
Editorial Review by Julia Klein, RN, MSN, FNP-C, MSCN:
Included is a complete index, an index of organizations and services for those with disabilities, spreadsheets and worksheets to help in the application and hiring process. The worksheets are concise and user friendly. Including issues such as criminal history and back ground checks and personal references shows that the author has put much thought into hiring a safe and competent attendant.
This would be a helpful resource for those beginning the process of hiring a personal attendant, full or part time. Unfortunately in a chronic disease setting often insurance restrictions or financial constraints limit the access to a personal care attendant, even though the need for this service is evident.
About the Author:
As a person who gives back to her community, Katie has been a member of the Recreation Council of the Greater St. Louis Board of Directors since 1992, where she has served two terms as president. She is a board member and president of the Delta Center for Independent Living, and a board member of the VSA Arts of Missouri. She was also a performer and founding member of St. Louis'
She has co-hosted the public access cable show
About the Reviewer:
Julia Klein, RN, MSN, FNP-C, MSCN
Affiliation: University of Utah, Department of Neurology, MS Clinic
A native of Bowbells, located in NW North Dakota. Graduated from Minot State University with a BSN in 1985. Relocated to Utah after graduation obtaining employment at the University of Utah Medical Center. Worked in NeuroCriticalCare and the Emergency Department while attending graduate school at the University of Utah. Completed the MSN curriculum in the Family Nurse Practitioner program in 1991. Various advanced practice opportunities associated with the University of Utah have been enjoyed including the Student Health Center and a Mid-level run rural health clinic in Wendover Nevada. In 1996 Julia began working with John W. Rose, MD in the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic within the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah.
Julia has been a member of the IOMSN since its inception serves as a project leader for website development with the CMSC and serves on the Board of Directors for the IOMSN. She is an MS certified nurse. She has been awarded the
Hobbies and interests include gardening, reading, pet dogs and cat, motorcycling and almost anything out of doors.