Loss, Change and Bereavement in Palliative Care

Loss, Change and Bereavement in Palliative Care



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335213245
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2004
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pam Firth is Head of Family Support at Isabel Hospice and responsible for providing a psychosocial service that includes counselling, family therapy and group work for patients and their families. She previously lectured in social work at Middlesex University and is currently a U.K. Director of the European Association of Palliative Care.

Gill Luff was, until recently, Macmillan Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care Social Work at the University of Gloucestershire. She is currently a freelance consultant in palliative care in the field of education and staff support.

David Oliviere is Director of Education and Training at St Christopher's Hospice. He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University.

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors
Series editor’s preface

1 The context of loss, change and bereavement in palliative care
2 Mourning: a changing view
3 Research in practice
4 Illness and loss within the family
5 Life review with the terminally ill - narrative therapies
6 The death of a child
7 Interventions with bereaved children
8 Involving service users in palliative care: from theory to practice
9 Excluded and vulnerable groups of service users
10 Carers: current research and developments
11 Groupwork in palliative care
12 Cultural perspectives on loss and bereavement
13 Conclusions

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