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Living With Dying : A Handbook for End-of-Life Healthcare Practitioners - Joan Berzoff

Living With Dying

A Handbook for End-of-Life Healthcare Practitioners

By: Joan Berzoff (Editor), Phyllis Silverman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th August 2004
ISBN: 9780231127943
Number Of Pages: 896
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The first resource on end-of-life care for healthcare practitioners who work with the terminally ill and their families, "Living with Dying" begins with the narratives of five healthcare professionals, who, when faced with overwhelming personal losses altered their clinical practices and philosophies. The book provides ways to ensure a respectful death for individuals, families, groups, and communities and is organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement and around clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups.

"Living with Dying" addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer and pays special attention to patients who have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, race, or homelessness. The book includes content on trauma and developmental issues for children, adults, and the aging who are dying, and it addresses legal, ethical, spiritual, cultural, and social class issues as core factors in the assessment of and work with the dying. It explores interdisciplinary teamwork, supervision, and the organizational and financing contexts in which dying occurs.

Current research in end-of-life care, ways to provide leadership in the field, and a call for compassion, insight, and respect for the dying makes this an indispensable resource for social workers, healthcare educators, administrators, consultants, advocates, and practitioners who work with the dying and their families.

Berzoff's and Silverman's text is a compendium of educational material uniquely edited to facilitate social workers' understanding of how to think about, talk with and practice caring for people with life-limiting illness, their caregivers and themselves. It should be required reading for all healthcare professionals who provide end-of-life care. From its use of personal narratives to its emphasis on the theoretical underpinnings of social work practice and research, this resource models excellence in teaching. It is authoritative, comprehensive, practical and readable. Although each of the chapters could stand alone, together they carefully weave the complex elements of what healthcare professionals need to know to be both competent and compassionate in providing end-of-life care. This resource thoroughly addresses the educational challenges set forth in the three Institute of Medicine reports calling for the education of healthcare professionals to facilitate improved care to people with life-limiting illness.Kathleen M. Foley, MDProfessor of Neurology, Neuroscience & Clinical PharmacologyWeill Medical School of Cornell University Attending NeurologistMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterPalliative Care Initiative Network PublicHealth ProgramOpen Society Institute -- Kathleen M. Foley, MD I would highly recommend Living with Dying. -- Reverend Francis C. Zanger American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care This text offers a successful interdisciplinary approach to understanding suffering, the vital relationship of self to others (and the importance of self-care), and the competencies needed to promote compassionate, professional palliative care...Recommended. Choice This text is an excellent resource. -- Katherine Miller Palliative Medicine It beautifully encapsulates the profession of social work and the care that social workers provide for the dying and bereaved. -- Cheryl-Anne Cait Smith College Studies in Social Work Living with Dying is the first comprehensive resource on end-of-life care... Social workers will find this text indispensable. -- Carole A. Winston Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care

List of Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Forewordp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Narratives in End-of-Life Carep. 19
Fragments of Love: Explorations in the Ethnography of Suffering and Professional Caregivingp. 21
The Symptom Is Stillness: Living with and Dying from ALSp. 43
The Loss of a Child to Cancer: From Case to Caseworkerp. 57
September 11: Reflections on Living with Dying in Disaster Reliefp. 72
Theoretical Aspects of Death and Dyingp. 95
Introduction: Theoryp. 97
What Is a Respectful Death?p. 102
Dying and Bereavement in Historical Perspectivep. 128
The History of Social Work in Hospicep. 150
The Interdisciplinary Team: An Oxymoron?p. 161
Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care: Social Work Facilitation and Proactive Interventionp. 171
Spirituality and End-of-Life Care Practice for Social Workersp. 188
Gender and Death: Parallel and Intersecting Pathwaysp. 206
Bereavement: A Time of Transition and Changing Relationshipsp. 226
Psychodynamic Theories in Grief and Bereavementp. 242
Clinical Practice Issues in End-of-Life Carep. 263
Introduction: Clinical Practicep. 265
The Trajectory of Illnessp. 273
Clinical Social Work Practice at the End of Lifep. 297
The End of Life at the Beginning of Life: Working with Dying Children and Their Familiesp. 318
Working with Dying and Bereaved Older Peoplep. 348
Assessing Mental Health Risk in End-of-Life Carep. 360
Pain and Symptom Management: An Essential Role for Social Workp. 380
Palliative Care and Social Workp. 409
Integrating Spirituality and Religionp. 424
A Framework for Multicultural End-of-Life Care: Enhancing Social Work Practicep. 439
Marginalization at the End of Lifep. 462
Lesbians and Gay Men at the End of Their Lives: Psychosocial Concernsp. 482
Palliative Care for People with Disabilitiesp. 499
Clinical Practice with Groups in End-of-Life Carep. 508
Technology-Based Groups and End-of-Life Social Work Practicep. 534
Working with Families Facing Life-Threatening Illness in the Medical Settingp. 548
Helping the Bereavedp. 571
End-of-Life Bioethics in Clinical Social Work Practicep. 593
End-of-Life Care in the Prison System: Implications for Social Workp. 609
End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homesp. 628
The Family Unity Program for HIV-Affected Families: Creating a Family-Centered and Community-Building Context for Interventionsp. 642
Social Work Consultation to Mental Health Workers Serving Children and Families Affected by Disastersp. 661
Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and the End of Lifep. 675
Oncologyp. 696
Context and Leadershipp. 723
Introduction: The Contexts of End-of-Life Carep. 725
Current Legal Issues in End-of-Life Carep. 730
Advanced Directives and Assisted Suicide: Policy Implications for Social Work Practicep. 761
End-of-Life Care in Prisonsp. 778
Social Work End-of-Life Researchp. 792
Financing End-of-Life Carep. 815
Taking Charge: Social Work Leadership in End-of-Life Carep. 825
The Future of Social Work in End-of-Life Care: A Call to Actionp. 838
Relentless Self-Carep. 848
Conclusionp. 869
Indexp. 871
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ISBN: 9780231127943
ISBN-10: 0231127944
Series: End of Life Care
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 896
Published: 4th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 16.46  x 5.33
Weight (kg): 1.43