Speaking of Dying

A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care
Author: Louis Heyse-Moore
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428494
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
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Good counselling skills are often not taught to the professionals who need them most. Compassionate and tactful communication skills can make the difference between an awkward encounter with a dying patient, and an engaging, empathic bond between two people. Louis Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist. Covering difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers, Speaking of Dying is a practical guide to using counselling skills for all clinical disciplines working in palliative care, whether in a hospice, hospital or at home. Complete with a clear explanation of both counselling and medical terminology, this hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care.

Counselling in Terminal Care and Bereavement


Author: Colin Murray Parkes,Marilyn Relf,Ann Couldrick
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781854331786
Category: Psychology
Page: 216
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The book covers both caring for the terminally ill and the 'actual' bereavement, thus providing guidance on the whole process of counselling patients and their families. Case studies include examples from cancer, AIDS, suicide , murder and fatal accidents. Problems counsellors may face in their work are discussed and a chapter is devoted to the needs of the counsellor themselves.

Counseling Clients Near the End of Life

A Practical Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Author: James L. Werth, Jr., PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108504
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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"I found this book to be a well-written, sensitively presented, and important resource for those engaged in this critical area of work. Thank you, Dr. Werth, for making such a substantial contribution to this field."--Journal of Palliative Care "[This book offers] over 20 contributors, all with impeccable credentials, covering many perspectives that we need to consider more frequently and in greater depth...There is much that awaits you in this book."--Illness, Crisis, and Loss "Counseling Clients Near the End of Life is a marvelous resource for mental health providers who are searching for useful information in areas such as the following: resolving ethical dilemmas; assisting clients in planning for the end of life; counseling caregivers of clients who are near the end of life; and assisting people in dealing with grief. The editor of this work, Dr. James Werth, has done a splendid job of gathering various experts to share their perspectives on end of life care and choices at this time of life--and he has also written an excellent chapter on counseling clients who are dying." Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling California State University, Fullerton This highly accessible guide to counseling people who are terminally ill and their families fills a critical need in the counseling literature. Written for front-line mental health professionals and counseling graduate students, the text integrates research with practical guidance. It is replete with the experiences of contributing authors who are leaders in counseling terminally ill individuals , real-life case examples, clinical pearls of wisdom, and tables of practice pointers that provide quick access to valuable knowledge. The text offers information that is requisite for all counselors who provide services to persons who are terminally ill and their families. It addresses common issues that influence different types of counseling approaches, such as how the age, ethnicity, or religion of a client affects counselor conceptualizations and actions. The book discusses how to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment near the end of life. It explains how advance directives can be used to assist dying individuals and their loved ones. The counseling needs of family members before and after death are addressed as well as counseling loved ones experiencing complicated grief. The text also examines the particular concerns of counselors regarding self-care and the benefits of working as part of a professional team. Woven throughout are important considerations such as cultural diversity, ethical challenges, laws, and regulations; and advocacy at client and social policy levels. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of additional references for more in-depth study. Key Features: Integrates research with practical and accessible information Provides clinical ìpearlsî that can be put to use immediately Provides a reader-friendly format that includes real-life case studies and tables with important pointers Describes the counseling experiences of leading practitioners that include examples of successful and unsuccessful interventions Based on a comprehensive framework developed by a Working Group of the American Psychological Association

Solution Focused Practice in End-of-Life and Grief Counseling


Author: Joel K Simon, MSW, ACSW, BCD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826105806
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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"Although I have been a hospice nurse for almost 19 years, I am not a counselor. However, I will be able to use some of the information I learned here to assist my patients and my colleagues with issues encountered during the difficult time when patients are dying and families are struggling with realities. I will definitely share this book with our bereavement counselors and social workers." Score: 90, 4 stars --Doody's "[T]his is aÖbook about possibilities-not finalities...about all the different ways that people deal with loss and bereavementÖand how solution focused brief therapy can be helpful in making sense of the experience that people go through when facing death." --Harry Korman, MD Solution focused practice challenges the conventional approach to bereavement counseling by emphasizing solution building over simple problem-solving. Joel Simon, with over 16 years of experience in the field, demonstrates how this therapy can help clients think of possibilities, rather than limitations, when facing death or the loss of a loved one. This book presents a general overview of solution focused practice, tools, and methodologies for practitioners. Simon also provides real-life vignettes and verbatim transcripts from actual patients in end-of-life or bereavement counseling. This book provides insight into the philosophy and practice of solution focused therapy, as applied to clients with life-limiting conditions and their loved ones. Key topics discussed: The use of language in solution focused practice: theory, meaning making, and the role of emotions Tools of solution-building, with questions, troubleshooting guidelines, and tips for evaluating outcomes The distinction between problem-solving and solution-building Co-constructing goals with clients Applying solution focused principles to hospice, grief, and bereavement practice This resource serves as an invaluable tool for social workers, hospice workers, psychologists, and other bereavement and grief-counseling professionals.

Textbook of Palliative Care Communication


Author: Elaine Wittenberg,Betty Ferrell,Joy Goldsmith,Thomas Smith,Myra Glajchen,George Handzo,Sandra L. Ragan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019020172X
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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The Textbook of Palliative Care Communication is the authoritative text on communication in palliative care, providing a compilation of international and interdisciplinary perspectives. The volume was uniquely developed by an interdisciplinary editorial team to address an array of providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, and unites clinicians with academic researchers interested in the study of communication. By featuring practical conversation and curriculum tools stemming from research, this text integrates scholarship and inquiry into translatable content that others can use to improve their practice, teach skills to others, and engage in patient-centered communication. The volume begins by defining communication, explicating debatable issues in research, and highlighting specific approaches to studying communication in a palliative care context. Chapters focus on health literacy and cultural communication, patient and family communication, barriers and approaches to discussing palliative care with specific patient populations, discussing pain, life support, advance care planning, and quality of life topics such as sexuality, spirituality, hope, and grief. Team communication in various care settings is outlined and current research and education for healthcare professionals are summarized. Unique to this volume are chapters on conducting communication research, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to promote further research in palliative care.

Counselling for Grief and Bereavement


Author: Geraldine M Humphrey,David G Zimpfer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857023101
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
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`The authors have done their homework in reading and consulting with the prominent literature, especially regarding children. All this effort gives the book a solid background foundation and makes it readable, and well-usable, for both lay counsellors and professional providers, and for all of us who are engaged in the delicate and rewarding endeavor of Grief Therapy' - Naji Abi-Hashem, Clinical & Cultural Psychologist, Berkeley, California Praise for the First Edition: `The book provides an absorbing and challenging journey through the possible process involved in bereavement work, and encourages one to think broadly about how one can approach a bereaved person... this was a book I enjoyed reading very much, and which I found both theoretically sound and practically helpful' - Bereavement Care (Cruse) Counselling for Grief and Bereavement, Second Edition is a bestselling, introductory guide for professionals who work with people experiencing bereavement through death and other forms of loss. Focusing on practical assessment and intervention strategies, Geraldine Humphrey and David Zimpfer guide readers through the essential theory and skills needed to work with clients in a way which sensitively facilitates the process of grief, initiates healing and promotes a sense of growth. Setting out the broad principles for practice, the authors go on to show how these can be applied in working with individuals, families and groups and in relation to specific issues including chronic and life-threatening illnesses, palliative care and complicated grief. Carefully chosen case examples illustrate the counselling process, while specific attention is paid throughout to ethical considerations and the possible need for referral. This fully revised and updated Second Edition features a new chapter on working with children and adolescents: both from the perspective of young people who are grieving losses and those who are receiving palliative care as patients. While focusing on the practical, the book provides a firm theoretical base by explaining key concepts such as attachment, grief and resilience. Geraldine M. Humphrey is Counsellor in the Department of Psychology at the North Canton Medical Foundation, specializing in death, illnesses, and non-death and grief. David G. Zimpfer is former Director of the Cancer Center of Ohio.

Dying, Death, and Bereavement


Author: Lewis R. Aiken
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0805835032
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 398
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This book is a brief but comprehensive survey of research, writings, and professional practices concerned with death and dying. It is interdisciplinary and eclectic--medical, psychological, religious, philosophical, artistic, demographics, bereavement, and widowhood are all considered--but with an emphasis on psychological aspects. A variety of viewpoints and research findings on topics subsumed under "thanatology" receive thorough consideration. Questions, activities, and projects at the end of each chapter enhance reflection and personalize the material. This fourth edition features material on: * moral issues and court cases concerned with abortion and euthanasia; * the widespread problem of AIDS and other deadly diseases; * the tragedies occasioned by epidemics, starvation, and war; and * the resumption of capital punishment in many states. The book's enhanced multicultural tone reflects the increased economic, social, and physical interdependency among the nations of the world. Topics receiving increased attention in the fourth edition are: terror management; attitudes and practices concerning death; cross-cultural concepts of afterlife; gallows humor, out-of-body experiences; spiritualism; mass suicide; pet and romantic death; euthanasia; right to die; postbereavement depression; firearm deaths in children; children's understanding of death; child, adolescent, adult, and physician-assisted suicide; religious customs and death; confronting death; legal issues in death, dying and bereavement; death education; death music; creativity and death; longevity; broken heart phenomenon; beliefs in life after death; new definitions of death; children's acceptance of a parent's death; terminal illness; and the politics of death and dying.

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children


Author: Ann Goldman,Richard Hain,Stephen Liben
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198526539
Category: Medical
Page: 661
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This book is the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child, based on theknowledge that all human experience has a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact. The book covers ways of providing support in all of these areas both for the child, families, and carers, recognising the importance of teamwork and taking an evidence-based approach. The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children is about the care of children for whom cure of their underlying disease is not possible. It encompasses the physical management of symptoms such as pain and nausea, as well as social issues such as accessing appropriate education and funding,emotional issues such as techniques for communication, and spiritual issues such as feelings of guilt and isolation. The book suggests that if we are to maintain the quality of life for a child it is essential to recognise all these dimensions and try to address them. This can only be done by recognising the skills of a wide range of professionals and working together in ways that are not always intuitive to anyone discipline. It explores the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child. Those working in paediatric palliative care recognise that all human experience has emotional, psychological and spiritual impact as well as physical, and this book attempts to find ways of providingsupport in all these.

Communicating with Dying People and Their Relatives


Author: Jean Lugton
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857755848
Category: Medical
Page: 184
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"This book explores the emotional problems patients, relatives, close friends and professionals experience and the support they need when someone is dying. It focuses on the skills required to support the patient and to provide pre- and post-bereavement counselling for relatives." "Clear and easy to read, the book is based on the author's previous work but now includes valuable new insights from her recent research in this field, and is illustrated with examples from her practical and international experience. It emphasises practical communication skills that can be applied in everyday working practice. It encourages readers to reflect on their own practice, strengths and weaknesses, and their contribution to the multi-professional team. Questions and exercises at the end of each chapter encourage reflection, discussion and learning." "This is a book that all health professionals will find of great benefit, especially those working in palliative and terminal care, hospices and nursing homes. It will also be of interest to patients and relatives who are close to a dying person."--BOOK JACKET.

Textbook of Palliative Care Communication


Author: Elaine Wittenberg,Betty R. Ferrell,Thomas Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190201703
Category: Medical
Page: 435
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'The Textbook of Palliative Care Communication' is the authoritative text on communication in palliative care. Uniquely developed by an interdisciplinary editorial team to address an array of providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, it unites clinicians and academic researchers interested in the study of communication.

Bereavement

Reactions, Consequences, and Care
Author: Committee for the Study of Health Consequences of the Stress of Bereavement,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309541239
Category: Medical
Page: 301
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"The book is well organized, well detailed, and well referenced; it is an invaluable sourcebook for researchers and clinicians working in the area of bereavement. For those with limited knowledge about bereavement, this volume provides an excellent introduction to the field and should be of use to students as well as to professionals," states Contemporary Psychology. The Lancet comments that this book "makes good and compelling reading. . . . It was mandated to address three questions: what is known about the health consequences of bereavement; what further research would be important and promising; and whether there are preventive interventions that should either be widely adopted or further tested to evaluate their efficacy. The writers have fulfilled this mandate well."

Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting


Author: E. Alessandra Strada
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199768927
Category: Medical
Page: 126
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For patients and family caregivers the journey through illness and transitions of care is characterized by a series of progressive physical and emotional losses. Grief reactions represent the natural response to those losses. Grief is defined by a constellation of physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual manifestations, varying in length and severity. While grief reactions are common and expected responses to loss, they have the potential to cause significant suffering. And, while grief is not a disease, it can develop into a pathological process warranting specialized treatment. Additionally, some aspects of grief overlap with the symptoms of clinical depression and anxiety, making diagnosis difficult. Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting provides practical, evidence-based, and clinically effective approaches to understanding the multifaceted nature of grief and bereavement in patients with advanced illness and their caregivers. This handbook is an ideal tool for palliative care providers of various disciplines who provide direct clinical services to patients and family members. It assists clinicians in recognizing and identifying grief reactions as unique expressions of patients and caregivers' history and psychological functioning. Primary care physicians who provide care to patients and families will also find this practical assessment and treatment guide helpful. They will learn how to best support bereaved patients and caregivers when grief is uncomplicated, and when to choose more active interventions that may include appropriate referrals to mental health professionals.

Counselling and communication in health care


Author: Hilton Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471928188
Category: Medical
Page: 358
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Modern medical treatment can be an unpleasant, dehumanizing experience. The authors of this work believe that the available high-technology, coupled with solid counseling and communication, form the basis of the best physical and psychological care for patients. Contributors illustrate the types of patients that might benefit from counseling and potential strategies for assistance. Counseling tactics for patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, renal disease, and disfigurement as well as disabling conditions such as brain and spinal injury and multiple sclerosis are discussed. Infertility, genetic counseling, neonatal intensive care, cancer and heart disease are also covered. Will provide the medical student, instructor or physician with a better understanding of counseling and its application in a variety of medical settings.

End of Life Care in Nephrology

From Advanced Disease to Bereavement
Author: Edwina A. Brown,Edwina Brown,E. Joanna Chambers,Celia Eggeling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199211051
Category: Medical
Page: 305
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This book provides practical guidance on end of life management for patients with renal disease. It is presented in easily accessible, bullet point style, and is illustrated with case histories from real life patients, and drug tables.

Transitions in Dying and Bereavement

A Psychosocial Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care
Author: Victoria Hospice,Wendy Wainwright,Marney Thompson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781938870651
Category: Medical
Page: 480
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Help guide patients and families through difficult end-of-life experiences with this compassionate, strengths-based approach from a team of expert counselors. In this updated edition of this unique professional resource, hospice and palliative care team members-especially social workers and counselors- will find the empirical evidence and compassionate approaches needed to provide excellent holistic psychosocial care to individuals who are dying or bereaved. Encompassing the journey through diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, palliative care, and bereavement, this guide describes appropriate interventions for each of the key transitions that most dying patients and their families face. Social workers, counselors, and other team members share their personal reflections and experiences from doing this work, and provide examples of ways to support the whole care team. With practical resources in every chapter, this guide provides: Important considerations for each transition, Intervention recommendations, case studies, and reflective activities, Assessment questions suited to each transition, Palliative Performance Scale to evaluate physical and psychosocial function at progressive stages, An overview of common major challenges to the healthcare team and ways to support staff, Social workers, counselors, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and volunteers working in hospice and palliative care will find these approaches essential in their work with death, health, bereavement, and grief. Book jacket.

Counselling Skills in Palliative Care


Author: Jean Bayliss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856422345
Category: Attachment behavior
Page: 193
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For anyone involved in palliative care, whatever level. It is written as a work-book with pauses for reflection, exercises, questions and answers.

Hospice and Palliative Care: Concepts and Practice


Author: Forman,Judith A. Kitzes,Robert P. Anderson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763715663
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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An overlook of the theoretical prespective and practical information about the growing field of hospice.

End-of-life Care

Promoting Comfort, Choice and Well-being for Older People
Author: Seymour, Jane E.,Witherspoon, Ros,Merryn Gott
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861347618
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 74
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This report explores the current state of end-of-life care policy and practice in the UK. It focuses in particular on the experiences of older people and incorporates their views and those of carers. The issues raised in the report will feed into current debates such as those around palliative health, end-of-life care, and right-to-die legislation.

Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

A community based approach for life limiting illness
Author: Mari Lloyd-Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192529439
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Caring for terminally ill patients and their families is challenging. Patients with life limiting illness require the skills of many professionals but also the support of their community. While most clinicians are comfortable in assessing a broad range of physical problems, it is often the psychosocial issues that prove the most complex. These issues range from psychosocial assessment to the treatment and care of patients with life limiting illnesses. Evaluating emotional, social and spiritual needs, in particular, requires excellent teamwork. This fully-updated and expanded new edition takes a comprehensive look at current practice and provision of psychosocial support as applied to a range of palliative care patients. A number of important areas are covered including community approaches of psychosocial care, neonatal palliative care, the provision of psychosocial care to families, the role of volunteers in supporting palliative care professionals, and the needs of the frail elderly, marginalised patients, and those with dementia. Including multiple case study examples, this highly practical text examines current literature and evidence to demonstrate the best research-based practice in psychosocial care. It is an essential resource for professionals working within hospitals and communities in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, counselling, primary care, and mental health.