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- How do professionals meet the needs of bereaved people?
- How do professionals undertake best practice with individuals, groups, families and communities?
- What are the implications for employing research to influence practice?
This book provides a resource for working with a complex range of loss situations and includes chapters on childhood bereavement, and individual and family responses to loss and change. It contains the most up-to-date work in the field presented by experienced practitioners and researchers and is relevant not only for those working in specialist palliative care settings, but for professionals in general health and social care sectors.
Strong links are maintained between research and good practice throughout the book. These are reinforced by the coherent integration of international research material and the latest thinking about loss and bereavement. Experts and clinicians draw upon their knowledge and practice, whilst the essential perspective of the service user is central to this book.
Loss, Change and Bereavement in Palliative Care provides essential reading for a range of professional health and social care disciplines practising at postgraduate or post-registration/qualification level. It challenges readers, at an advanced level, on issues of loss, change and bereavement.
Lesley Adshead, Jenny Altschuler, Peter Beresford, Grace Christ, Suzy Croft, Pam Firth, Shirley Firth, Richard Harding, Felicity Hearn, Jennie Lester, Gill Luff, Linda Machin, Jan McLaren, David Oliviere, Ann Quinn, Phyllis Silverman, Jean Walker, Karen Wilman.
|Publisher:||Open University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)|
About the Author
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 ContentsNotes 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