End-of-Life Issues, Grief, and Bereavement: What Clinicians Need to Know / Edition 1by Sara Honn Qualls, Julia Kasl-Godley
Pub. Date: 11/23/2010
The needs of individuals with life-limiting or terminal illness and those caring for them are well documented. However, meeting these needs can be challenging, particularly in the absence of a well-established evidence base about how best to help. In this informative guide, editors Sara Qualls and Julia Kasl-Godley have brought together a notable team of
The needs of individuals with life-limiting or terminal illness and those caring for them are well documented. However, meeting these needs can be challenging, particularly in the absence of a well-established evidence base about how best to help. In this informative guide, editors Sara Qualls and Julia Kasl-Godley have brought together a notable team of international contributors to produce a clear structure offering mental health professionals a framework for developing the competencies needed to work with end-of-life care issues, challenges, concerns, and opportunities.
Part of the Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology, this thorough and up-to-date guide answers complex questions often asked by patients, their families and caregivers, and helping professionals as well, including:
How does dying occur, and how does it vary across illnesses?
What are the spiritual issues that are visible in end-of-life care?
How are families engaged in end-of-life care, and what services and support can mental health clinicians provide them?
How should providers address mental disorders that appear at the end of life?
What are the tools and strategies involved in advanced care planning, and how do they play out during end-of-life care?
Sensitively addressing the issues that arise in the clinical care of the actively dying, this timely book is filled with clinical illustrations, guidance, tips for practice, and encouragement. Written to equip mental health professionals with the information they need to guide families and others caring for the needs of individuals with life-threatening and terminal illnesses, End-of-Life Issues, Grief, and Bereavement presents a rich resource for caregivers for the psychological, sociocultural, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects of care at the end of life.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to End-of-Life Care for Mental Health Professionals Julia E. Kasl-Godley 1
2 Trajectories of Chronic Illnesses Michelle S. Gabriel 26
3 The Cultural Context of Spirituality and Meaning E. Alessandra Strada 43
4 Working With Family Caregivers of Persons With Terminal Illness David B. Feldman Jasmin Llamas 64
5 Serious Mental Illness Julia E. Kasl-Godley 85
6 Advance Care Planning Michelle S. Gabriel Sheila Kennedy 116
7 Pharmacologic Management of Pain W. Nat Timmins 128
8 Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain and Symptom Management Stephanie C. Wallio Robert K. Twillman 148
9 Grief and Bereavement Care Shirley Otis-Green 168
10 Complicated Grief E. Alessandra Strada 181
11 Health-Care Teams Julia E. Kasl-Godley Donna Kwilosz 201
12 End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care Settings Mary M. Lewis 229
13 Advocating for Policy Change: The Role of Mental Health Providers Robert K. Twillman Mary M. Lewis 252
14 Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States: Issues, Challenges, Roles, and Implications for Clinicians Silvia Sara Canetto 263
15 Creating Ethics Conversations in Community Malham M. Wakin 285
16 Professional Self-Care E. Alessandra Strada 294
17 Embracing the Existential Invitation to Examine Care at the End of Life Shirley Otis-Green 310
Author Index 325
Subject Index 335
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