Palliative Care Within Mental Health Principles and Philosophy
Is there a place for palliative care within mental health? This inspirational book offers an excellent foundation for integrating best-practice specialist palliative care, into serious and enduring mental health service delivery. The shared practice More...
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Is there a place for palliative care within mental health? This inspirational book offers an excellent foundation for integrating best-practice specialist palliative care, into serious and enduring mental health service delivery. The shared practice values and vision between these two disciplines provide an optimistic starting point from which to address the lack of palliative care service delivery in mental health practice. Focussing on the similarity in philosophy between palliative care and mental health practice, it incorporates: person-centred practice relationship based connectedness a belief in compassionate care respect for autonomy and choice quality of life issues The book addresses the practice skills needed in preparation for competent intervention and treatment. Each chapter develops a theoretical framework, and which is supported by practical application. Both professionals and students of palliative care will find the interactive text and practical care-studies especially valuable, as will the professional working in the substance use. Its user-friendly approach will appeal to a wide range of readers various related disciplines.
David K.C. Cooper, MD, PhD, FRCS,is a heart transplant surgeon and researcher. He completed his medical education at the University of London, then trained in general surgery and heart surgery in the U.K. with periods of research at Harvard, Cambridge, and London. In the late 1970s, he was a member of the team that performed the first successful series of heart transplants in the U.K. In 1980, Dr. Cooper was appointed to the faculty of the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa, where he had responsibility for the heart transplant program under Prof. Christiaan Barnard. In 1987 he moved to Oklahoma City, where he continued his work in heart transplantation and research, and later accepted a research appointment at Harvard Medical School. During this time, he began meeting the pioneer surgeons who make up the personalities profiled in his book,Daring Young Men. Dr. Cooper has published almost 500 medical and scientific papers and chapters, and has edited or co-edited six major textbooks. He holds three doctorate degrees, and is a fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the American College of Surgeons. He is now director of a research group at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also is a professor of surgery.