End-of-life issues, grief, and bereavement : what clinicians by Sara Honn Qualls, Julia E. Kasl-Godley

By Sara Honn Qualls, Julia E. Kasl-Godley

A functional evaluate of medical concerns on the topic of end-of-life care, together with grief and bereavement

The wishes of people with life-limiting or terminal disease and people taking good care of them are good documented. in spite of the fact that, assembly those wishes will be hard, rather within the absence of a well-established proof base approximately how top to assist. during this informative consultant, editors Sara Qualls and Julia Kasl-Godley have introduced jointly a extraordinary workforce of overseas members to provide a transparent constitution providing psychological future health execs a framework for constructing the knowledge had to paintings with end-of-life care matters, demanding situations, issues, and opportunities.

Part of the Wiley sequence in medical Geropsychology, this thorough and up to date advisor solutions complicated questions frequently requested by way of sufferers, their households and caregivers, and aiding pros besides, including:

  • How does death take place, and the way does it range throughout illnesses?

  • What are the religious concerns which are seen in end-of-life care?

  • How are households engaged in end-of-life care, and what companies and aid can psychological overall healthiness clinicians supply them?

  • How may still services tackle psychological issues that seem on the finish of life?

  • What are the instruments and methods concerned about complicated care making plans, and the way do they play out in the course of end-of-life care?

Sensitively addressing the problems that come up within the medical care of the actively loss of life, this well timed booklet is stuffed with medical illustrations, assistance, guidance for perform, and encouragement. Written to equip psychological wellbeing and fitness pros with the data they should consultant households and others taking good care of the desires of people with life-threatening and terminal health problems, End-of-Life matters, Grief, and Bereavement provides a wealthy source for caregivers for the mental, sociocultural, interpersonal, and non secular features of care on the finish of life.

Also within the Wiley sequence in medical Geropsychology

  • Psychotherapy for melancholy in Older Adults
  • Changes in Decision-Making ability in Older Adults: overview and Intervention
  • Aging households and Caregiving

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