Psychosocial Issues Near the End of Life: A Resource for Professional Care Providers James L. Werth Jr.

ISBN: 9781591472360

Published: August 28th 2005

Hardcover

258 pages


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Psychosocial Issues Near the End of Life: A Resource for Professional Care Providers  by  James L. Werth Jr.

Psychosocial Issues Near the End of Life: A Resource for Professional Care Providers by James L. Werth Jr.
August 28th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 258 pages | ISBN: 9781591472360 | 8.55 Mb

Provides practical applications for optimizing end-of-life care and minimizing psychological and spiritual distress by presenting multiple perspectives. Chapter authors from both research and clinical perspectives cover such topics as the history ofMoreProvides practical applications for optimizing end-of-life care and minimizing psychological and spiritual distress by presenting multiple perspectives.

Chapter authors from both research and clinical perspectives cover such topics as the history of the field- the role of psychologists in end-of-life care- cross-cultural considerations- assessment- legal issues- practical care-giving- misinformation about depression and hopelessness- and the respective roles of caregivers and hospices. The final chapter by the editors lays out a crucial blueprint for future research, care, education, and policy. Provides a model for the important role that psychologists play in ensuring that end-of-life care balances physical care with psychosocial and spiritual care.



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