Counselling in Terminal Care and Bereavement

Author: Colin Murray Parkes,Marilyn Relf,Ann Couldrick

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781854331786

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 1259

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.

Communicating with Dying People and Their Relatives

Author: Jean Lugton

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857755848

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 4338

"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.

Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Author: Lewis R. Aiken

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0805835032

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 398

View: 1447

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.

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

View: 5238

"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

Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

From Diagnosis to Bereavement

Author: David Oliver,Gian Domenico Borasio,Wendy Johnston

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191509507

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 2553

Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or motor neurone disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that can cause profound suffering for both the patient and their family. Whilst new treatments for ALS are being developed, these are not curative and offer only the potential to slow its progression. Palliative care must therefore be integral to the clinical approach to the disease. Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement reflects the wide scope of this care; it must cover not just the terminal phase, but support the patient and their family from the onset of the disease. Both the multidisciplinary palliative care team and the neurology team are essential in providing a high standard of care and allowing quality of life (both patient and carer) to be maintained. Clear guidelines are provided to address care throughout the disease process. Control of symptoms is covered alongside the psychosocial care of patients and their families. Case studies are used to emphasise the complexity of the care needs and involvement of the patient and family, culminating in discussion of bereavement. Different models of care are explored, and this new edition utilizes the increase in both the evidence-base and available literature on the subject. New topics discussed include complementary therapies, personal and family experiences of ALS, new genetics research, and updated guidelines for patient care, to ensure this new edition remains the essential guide to palliative care in ALS.

Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting

Author: E. Alessandra Strada

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199768927

Category: Medical

Page: 126

View: 9455

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.

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: 0190201711

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 8426

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 and communication in health care

Author: Hilton Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471928188

Category: Medical

Page: 358

View: 7589

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

View: 4744

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.

Palliative Care Nursing

Quality Care to the End of Life, Third Edition

Author: Gary Martin, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826157928

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 2664

This textbook has...introduced concepts and methods of education which [help] to move palliative nursing forward as an evidenced based practice of whole person care. -- Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN Research Scientist (From the Foreword) In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman succeed in bringing together the heart of nursing and the true meaning of palliative care with the most current evidence based practice. --GeriPal Palliative care is a philosophy of caregiving that integrates disease modification with supportive, compassionate therapies for patients at the end of life. Palliative care nurses are responsible for alleviating pain and other physical symptoms-along with satisfying the emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients who are facing life-threatening illness. This third edition of Palliative Care Nursing provides more comprehensive newly updated content, knowledge, attitudes, skills, and cutting-edge teaching and learning strategies to achieve the AACN End-of-Life nursing competencies providing a lifespan approach. Now in its third edition, this book continues to emphasize the value of complementary, holistic modalities in promoting health, wholeness, and wellness, even as death approaches. Key topics discussed: Ethical aspects of palliative care Legal aspects of end-of-life decision-making Loss, suffering, grief, and bereavement on the part of patients and their families Symptom-specific nursing management of pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, malnutrition, and dehydration-all common to palliative care How to communicate with the seriously ill and dying patients, their families, and their health care providers Disease-specific aspects of palliative care for those battling cancer, heart disease, lung disease, HIV/AIDS, end-stage renal and liver disease, neurological, and other disorders

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

View: 5745

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.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

View: 7004

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

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

View: 8292

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.

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Author: Robin Grey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003638

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 6571

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. Adopting an integrative approach, this book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. The author explains how to engage the person with a learning disability in talking therapy by creating an open dialogue. Common signs of stress, factors to consider in assessing risk and advice on how best to approach difficult subjects are presented. The role of supervision in counselling and issues surrounding terminal illness are also discussed, and practical solutions offered. Professionals working in the field of learning disabilities, such as counsellors, therapists, carers and health and social care students will find this informed guide beneficial in communicating and supporting people with learning disabilities.

Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Author: Margaret L. Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118363272

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 515

Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care uses acase-based approach to provide students and practitioners with animportant learning tool to improve critical thinking skills andencourage discussion toward improving experiences for patients andtheir families. The book is organized into three sections covering subjectsrelated to communication, symptom management, and familycare. Each case is presented in a consistent, logicalformat for ease of use, highlighting key evidence-based conceptsincluding the case history, care setting, diagnosis and prognosis,assessment, treatment considerations, and family support. A key reference, Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-LifeCare is an invaluable resource for clinicians who providepalliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and thoseat the end of life along with their families.

Cancer, Culture and Communication

Author: Rhonda J. Moore,David Spiegel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306480077

Category: Medical

Page: 317

View: 9506

This volume creates a multi-disciplinary dialogue about clinician-patient communication. It offers a description of the relevance of culture as a contextual effect that impacts the clinician-patient relationship. Some topics addressed include: oncology care, quality of life issues, supportive survivorship, etc. It is for physicians, nurses, hospice and palliative care professionals and public health professionals.

Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Contemporary Perspectives, Institutions, and Practices

Author: Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT,Thomas Attig, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171427

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

View: 2619

Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

Author: John Davy,Susan Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335203130

Category: Palliative treatment

Page: 183

View: 1767

The authors discuss the role of counselling skills as used by professionals, and those in training, working with patients and families of patients for whom treatment is no longer aimed at curing an illness.