The Pastoral Role In Caring For The Dying And Bereaved

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The essays in this volume stress the legitimacy and importance of the role of administering comfort and reassurance to the terminally ill. This book is a practical guide for caring for the dying and those they leave behind, written especially for the clergy. The book is divided into three sections: an overview of the pastoral role; death and dying; and loss and grief. Among the topics covered are community resources, interdisciplinary care skills; education and research; working with health care professionals; ...

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Overview

The essays in this volume stress the legitimacy and importance of the role of administering comfort and reassurance to the terminally ill. This book is a practical guide for caring for the dying and those they leave behind, written especially for the clergy. The book is divided into three sections: an overview of the pastoral role; death and dying; and loss and grief. Among the topics covered are community resources, interdisciplinary care skills; education and research; working with health care professionals; loss as an experience in living; family issues in coping with change and loss resulting from surgery and chronic illness; and issues and strategies in managing anticipatory grief and bereavement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275921538
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/16/1986
  • Series: The Foundation of Thanatology Series , #7
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Brian B. O'Connor

Part I. An Overview of the Pastoral Role

Clergy and the Consumer by C. Torres

The Identity and Role of Clergy by G. Jackson

Death and Identity: Implications for Pastoral Care by G. Harbaugh

Issues Facing Clergy on the Hospice Team by V. Samuel

"The Flower Fadeth"--A Pastoral-Care Curriculum for Biblical Death Education in the Church by J. Watson

Pastoral Care and Professional Burnout by D. Wessells, Jr.

Part II. Death and Dying

A Holistic Model for Care of the Dying by S. Moss

Caring for the Dying by W. Smith

Death: A Theological Reappraisal by T. McGowan

The Interface of Psychiatry and Religion by R. Springer

Pastoral Issues in the Care of Terminal Cancer Patients by W. Huguey

Pastoral Care of the Dying Utilizing Guided Medication by J. Dulany

The Euthanasia Debate and Christian Medical Ethics by L. Bird

Funeral Rites: Their Impact on Individual, Family, and National Life by E. Robillard

Part III. Loss and Grief

The Grief Reaction: A Human Experience by H. Yarrington

Remembering, I Realize--I've Been Where You're Going by E. Mahnke

Pastoral Care of a Congregation and Pastor by P. Biddle

Judaism and Pastoral Care: Dying, Death, and Bereavement by A. Gordon

Christian Witness and the Terminally Ill by W. Mays

The Memorial Service in a Hospital Setting by D. Koch

The Angel of Death: Narrative and Its Role in Grief by J. Topolewski

Pastoral--Care Issues in Experiences of Loss, Death, and Bereavement by S. Gandy

Loss, Grief, and Anticipation of Death in the Elderly by J. Pollard

Grief: The Road to Recovery by A. Pangrazzi

Index

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