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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care / Edition 2

Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care / Edition 2

by Mari Lloyd-Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199216428

ISBN-13: 9780199216420

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Caring for patients with a terminal illness and their families requires the skills of many professionals working together as a team. It is often the psychosocial issues surrounding patients and families that cause professionals even greater difficulty than the physical symptoms. The issues of psychosocial assessment, treatment, care, and support of palliative care

Overview

Caring for patients with a terminal illness and their families requires the skills of many professionals working together as a team. It is often the psychosocial issues surrounding patients and families that cause professionals even greater difficulty than the physical symptoms. The issues of psychosocial assessment, treatment, care, and support of palliative care patients differs from the care of patients with early, treatable cancer - time is short and the emphasis different both from a patient and carer perspective. This new edition of a successful text examines current practice and provision of psychosocial support as applied to palliative care patients. It is a highly practical text, comprehensively reviewing the current literature and evidence in order to demonstrate good, and better, practice in psychosocial care.

The text covers a number of areas including the nature of services required to provide effective psychosocial care; cultural issues of psychosocial care and adaptation; and the importance of communication, including patients with communication difficulties; and socio-economic issues affecting the patient with advanced metastatic disease. Specific disorders such as anxiety and depression are included, as is the integration of service provision. The book also explores the evidence of specific psychotherapeutic interventions and includes guidelines on techniques that can be used in clinical practice. Complementary therapies are widely sought by patients and families and the evidence base is slowly growing - a comprehensive review of such therapies including herbal and homeopathic medicines is included. Whilst spiritual support and staff support are an integral part of all aspects of psychosocial care, and are incorporated throughout, these areas are also discussed in-depth in individual chapters. Practical guidelines are offered throughout, to encourage the best possible care in this complex area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199216420
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Colour Plates: My Life's Mandala     xii
Contributors     xiii
Setting the context: What do we mean by psychosocial care in palliative care?   Rod MacLeod     1
Communication issues   Cathy Heaven   the late Peter Maguire     21
Social impact of advanced metastatic cancer   The late Frances Sheldon$dan introduction by Pam Firth     49
Family-centred care: psychosocial care for the marginalized   Philip J Larkin     69
Current provision of psychosocial care within palliative care   Trevor Friedman     95
Anxiety and adjustment disorders   Steven D. Passik   Kenneth L. Kirsh   Mari Lloyd-Williams     115
Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of depression in palliative care   Hayley Pessin   Yesne Alici Evcimen   Andreas J. Apostolatos   William Breitbart     129
Psychotherapeutic interventions in palliative care   Friedrich Stiefel   Mathieu Bernard     161
Complementary therapies   Edzard Ernst     179
Spiritual care   Mark Cobb     191
Bereavement care and hope   Sheila Payne   Mari Lloyd-Williams   Vida Kennedy     207
Staffsupport   Malcolm Payne     231
Index     253

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