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Psychosocial issues near the end of life : a resource for professional care providers

Author: James L Werth; Dean Blevins
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book examines how social science can inform policy and practice in the ongoing debates on end-of-life issues. Although moral and ethical concerns are not necessarily the domain of science, others are amenable to scientific study, including such questions as whether untreated pain or depression fuel requests for assisted suicide. The book is a valuable review of the psychosocial and medical literature on who  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Psychosocial issues near the end of life.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2006
(DLC) 2005002346
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L Werth; Dean Blevins
OCLC Number: 123447137
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / James L. Werth Jr. and Dean Blevins --
ch. 1. Understanding the end of life : an overview / Judith M. Stillion --
ch. 2. The effects of culture in end-of-life situations / Dean Blevins and Danai Papadatou --
ch. 3. Ethical considerations in providing psychological services in end-of-life care / James L. Werth Jr. and Phillip M. Kleespies --
ch. 4. Self-determination, substituted judgment, and the psychology of advance medical decision making / Peter H. Ditto --
ch. 5. End-of-life assessment within a holistic bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework / Christopher A. Gibson [and others] --
ch. 6. Mental health issues near the end of life / Christopher A. Gibson [and others] ch. 7. Depression and hopelessness near the end of life : assessment and treatment / Barry Rosenfeld, Jennifer Abbey, and Hayley Pessin --
ch. 8. Responding to the needs of caregivers near the end of life : enhancing benefits and minimizing burdens / Rebecca S. Allen [and others] --
ch. 9. Involvement of psychologists in psychosocial aspects of hospice and end-of-life care / Stephen R. Connor, Jeffrey Lycan, and J. Donald Schumacher --
ch. 10. Recommendations to improve psychosocial care near the end of life / Dean Blevins and James L. Werth Jr.
Other Titles: PsycBOOKS
Responsibility: edited by James L. Werth, Jr. and Dean Blevins.
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Provides a model for the important role that psychologists can play in ensuring that end-of-life care balances physical care with psychosocial and spiritual care, and deals with the psychological and  Read more...

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