Promoting Excellence : Community Health Aide / Practitioner Guide (Bristol Bay)

Helping Hands Community Health Aide/Practitioner GuideName:
Bristol Bay: Helping Hands Community Health Aide/Practitioner Guide

This loose-leaf notebook provides information for community health aides on how to care for a patient nearing the end of life. While it contains much of the same information that mainstream guides include, traditional knowledge and wisdom sections are also included as well as practical information that addresses caring for patients in a remote setting.

Educational Tools - Clinician Education

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Helping Hands Program
PO Box 130
Dillingham, AK 99576

Bob Swope
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
In rural Alaska, many of the primary care services are provided by trained community health aides/practitioners. This manual was developed to infuse basic palliative care training into the comprehensive training community health aides/practitioners receive. It was distributed to community health aide/practitioner clinics in the village with orientation provided by nurse.

caregiver information, caregiver training, clinical training, clinical information

To use this tool:
Copies of the Community Health Aide/Practitioner Guide are available in limited supplies from Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. Click on the order form below to view cost and ordering information. Email Monique Maas, [email protected] with questions regarding product availability and ordering information.

Helping Hands Order Form (MS WORD, 116 KB / 1 page)

To view contents of tool:
Left click on the download link to view the PDF document in your Web browser. Right-click on the download link to save the document to your computer. Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
pdf PDF 60 KB / 1 page

Posted August 2003

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying persons and their families. Visit for more resources.

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