Living with Dying A Handbook for End-of-Life Healthcare Practitioners

ISBN-10: 0231127944
ISBN-13: 9780231127943
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $98.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/4/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.520

Offering ways to ensure a respectful death, this book for individuals, families, groups & communities, is organized around theorectical issues in loss, grief, & bereavement & around clinical practice. It addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses & the associated problems.

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Narratives in End-of-Life Care
Fragments of Love: Explorations in the Ethnography of Suffering and Professional Caregiving
The Symptom Is Stillness: Living with and Dying from ALS
The Loss of a Child to Cancer: From Case to Caseworker
September 11: Reflections on Living with Dying in Disaster Relief
Theoretical Aspects of Death and Dying
Introduction: Theory
What Is a Respectful Death?
Dying and Bereavement in Historical Perspective
The History of Social Work in Hospice
The Interdisciplinary Team: An Oxymoron?
Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care: Social Work Facilitation and Proactive Intervention
Spirituality and End-of-Life Care Practice for Social Workers
Gender and Death: Parallel and Intersecting Pathways
Bereavement: A Time of Transition and Changing Relationships
Psychodynamic Theories in Grief and Bereavement
Clinical Practice Issues in End-of-Life Care
Introduction: Clinical Practice
The Trajectory of Illness
Clinical Social Work Practice at the End of Life
The End of Life at the Beginning of Life: Working with Dying Children and Their Families
Working with Dying and Bereaved Older People
Assessing Mental Health Risk in End-of-Life Care
Pain and Symptom Management: An Essential Role for Social Work
Palliative Care and Social Work
Integrating Spirituality and Religion
A Framework for Multicultural End-of-Life Care: Enhancing Social Work Practice
Marginalization at the End of Life
Lesbians and Gay Men at the End of Their Lives: Psychosocial Concerns
Palliative Care for People with Disabilities
Clinical Practice with Groups in End-of-Life Care
Technology-Based Groups and End-of-Life Social Work Practice
Working with Families Facing Life-Threatening Illness in the Medical Setting
Helping the Bereaved
End-of-Life Bioethics in Clinical Social Work Practice
End-of-Life Care in the Prison System: Implications for Social Work
End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes
The Family Unity Program for HIV-Affected Families: Creating a Family-Centered and Community-Building Context for Interventions
Social Work Consultation to Mental Health Workers Serving Children and Families Affected by Disasters
Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and the End of Life
Oncology
Context and Leadership
Introduction: The Contexts of End-of-Life Care
Current Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care
Advanced Directives and Assisted Suicide: Policy Implications for Social Work Practice
End-of-Life Care in Prisons
Social Work End-of-Life Research
Financing End-of-Life Care
Taking Charge: Social Work Leadership in End-of-Life Care
The Future of Social Work in End-of-Life Care: A Call to Action
Relentless Self-Care
Conclusion
Index

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