Living With Dying: A Handbook for End-of-Life Healthcare Practitioners [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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.

Columbia University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Palliative Medicine - Katherine Miller
This text is an excellent resource.
Smith College Studies in Social Work - Cheryl-Anne Cait
It beautifully encapsulates the profession of social work and the care that social workers provide for the dying and bereaved.
Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care - Carole A. Winston
Living with Dying is the first comprehensive resource on end-of-life care... Social workers will find this text indispensable.
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care - Reverend Francis C. Zanger
I would highly recommend Living with Dying.
Choice
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.
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
I would highly recommend Living with Dying.

— Reverend Francis C. Zanger

Choice

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.

Palliative Medicine
This text is an excellent resource.

— Katherine Miller

Smith College Studies in Social Work
It beautifully encapsulates the profession of social work and the care that social workers provide for the dying and bereaved.

— Cheryl-Anne Cait

Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care
Living with Dying is the first comprehensive resource on end-of-life care... Social workers will find this text indispensable.

— Carole A. Winston

Kathleen M. Foley
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
Reverend; American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care - Francis C. Zanger
I would highly recommend Living with Dying.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231502146
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: End of Life Care: A Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 1,284,869
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Joan Berzoff is professor and codirector of the doctoral program at Smith College School for Social Work and director of the End of Life Certificate Program at Smith. She is the coauthor of Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic Clinical Theory and Practice in Contemporary Multicultural Contexts and Disassociative Identity Orders: The Controversy in Diagnosis and Treatment. She is the recent recipient of the Social Work Leadership Development Award from the Project on Death in America.

Phyllis R. Silverman, Ph.D., is scholar-in-residence at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center and professor emerita at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is recognized internationally for her research with the widowed and grieving children. Her writing includes Widower: When Men Are Left Alone, Continuing Bonds: A New Understanding of Grief, Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children's Lives, and a new edition of Widow-to-Widow.


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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Fragments of love : explorations in the ethnography of suffering and professional caregiving 21
2 The symptom is stillness : living with and dying from ALS 43
3 The loss of a child to cancer : from case to caseworker 57
4 September 11 : reflections on living with dying in disaster relief 72
5 What is a respectful death? 102
6 Dying and bereavement in historical perspective 128
7 The history of social work in hospice 150
8 The interdisciplinary team : an oxymoron? 161
9 Ethical issues in end-of-life care : social work facilitation and proactive intervention 171
10 Spirituality and end-of-life care practice for social workers 188
11 Gender and death : parallel and intersecting pathways 206
12 Bereavement : a time of transition and changing relationships 226
13 Psychodynamic theories in grief and bereavement 242
14 The trajectory of illness 273
15 Clinical social work practice at the end of life 297
16 The end of life at the beginning of life : working with dying children and their families 318
17 Working with dying and bereaved older people 348
18 Assessing mental health risk in end-of-life care 360
19 Pain and symptom management : an essential role for social work 380
20 Palliative care and social work 409
21 Integrating spirituality and religion 424
22 A framework for multicultural end-of-life care : enhancing social work practice 439
23 Marginalization at the end of life 462
24 Lesbians and gay men at the end of their lives : psychosocial concerns 482
25 Palliative care for people with disabilities 499
26 Clinical practice with groups in end-of-life care 508
27 Technology-based groups and end-of-life social work practice 534
28 Working with families facing life-threatening illness in the medical setting 548
29 Helping the bereaved 571
30 End-of-life bioethics in clinical social work practice 593
31 End-of-life care in the prison system : implications for social work 609
32 End-of-life care in nursing homes 628
33 The family unity program for HIV-affected families : creating a family-centered and community-building context for interventions 642
34 Social work consultation to mental health workers serving children and families affected by disasters 661
35 Hematopoietic cell transplantation and the end of life 675
36 Oncology 696
37 Current legal issues in end-of-life care 730
38 Advanced directives and assisted suicide : policy implications for social work practice 761
39 End-of-life care in prisons 778
40 Social work end-of-life research 792
41 Financing end-of-life care 815
42 Taking charge : social work leadership in end-of-life care 825
43 The future of social work in end-of-life care : a call to action 838
44 Relentless self-care 848
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