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

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

by Joan Berzoff
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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 l

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 l

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.

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.
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
I would highly recommend Living with Dying.

— Reverend Francis C. Zanger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231502146
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
End of Life Care: A Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
928
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

Stephen R. Connor

A comprehensive resource for end of life professionals covering a plethora of important topics. Especially valuable for psychosocial and spiritual caregivers working with patients and families at the end of life. A unique sourcebook that can be turned to again and again for guidance.

Grace H. Christ

This book represents the first textbook for social work in palliative and end-of-life care, an area recently identified by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as one of the four key emergent areas in the social work profession. As such, it is an extraordinary achievement of the Social Work Leadership Development Awards Program of the Project on Death in America. Half the contributors as well as one editor were among the forty-two social workers who received these awards from 1999 through 2003. Encompassing touching personal narratives, innovative theory, a broad range of skills, and firmly grounded in a case-based approach, this book is a must read for all social workers and other professionals working in palliative and end-of-life care.

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.


Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >