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Suffering and illness : insights for caregivers

Author: Fay Carol Reed
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : F.A. Davis, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on her clinical experience with people in distress and on a review of the literature of suffering, the author, a nurse, presents a model of suffering and its common characteristics so that caregivers can learn to identify, relieve, and prevent suffering. She sensitizes clinicians to perceive suffering and transcend the denial of suffering in modern health care, and discusses the ways in which patients find  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fay Carol Reed
ISBN: 0803610025 9780803610026
OCLC Number: 49671185
Description: xvi, 159 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Encountering Suffering --
Why Should Suffering Be Studied? --
What Is the Nature of Suffering? --
How Can We Hear and See Suffering? --
How Is Significance Found in Suffering? --
Care of the Sufferer --
What Is Required of the Clinician? --
How Can Suffering for the Wrong Reasons be Prevented? --
How Is Erosion of Trust a Source of Suffering? --
How Can the Characteristics of Individual Suffering be Elicited?
Responsibility: Fay Carol Reed.

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The author draws upon her clinical experience with real people in distress coupled with a review of the literature of suffering to answer the question: What is suffering? Providing guidelines for  Read more...

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