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Palliative care a practical guide for the health professional ; finding meaning and purpose in life and death

Author: Kathryn M Boog; Claire Tester
Publisher: Edinburgh [u.a.] Churchill Livingstone Elsevier 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses palliative care. This book encourages health professionals to conceptualize their practice in the light of the fact that their patients are deteriorating and dying, supporting them in their  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn M Boog; Claire Tester
ISBN: 0443103801 9780443103803
OCLC Number: 1074617789
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. - Formerly CIP
Description: XIV, 211 S. Ill., graph. Darst. 25cm
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction.Section 1: Exploring the impact of death and dying.Chapter 1 - Challenges in Palliative Care (Kathryn Boog).Chapter 2 - Impact (Claire Tester). Appendix 2.1 - Children's understanding of death and dying (Claire Tester).Chapter 3 - Attachment and relationships (Claire Tester). Appendix 3.1 - Thinking about babies (Claire Tester).Chapter 4 - Palliative rehabilitation (Claire Tester). Appendix 4.1 - Children and pain (Claire Tester). Appendix 4.2 - Children's care plans (Claire Tester). Appendix 4.3 - Home from home comfort map.Chapter 5 - Spirituality (Kathryn Boog).Chapter 6 - Bereavement support for children (Claire Tester).Section 2: Creative interventions.Chapter 7 - Counselling skills - painting a clearer picture (Kathryn Boog).Chapter 8 - Creativity (Kathryn Boog).Chapter 9 - Play and Leisure (Claire Tester). Appendix 9.1 - Sensory assessment (Claire Tester).Chapter 10 - Using guided imagery as a relaxation technique for self help (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 10.1 - Scripts for relaxation (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 10.2 - Leaflet for relaxation (Kathryn Boog).Chapter 11 - Telling tales - the importance of narrative in our lives (Kathryn Boog).Chapter 12 - Communication - making connections (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 12.1 - Diary page (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 12.2 - Illustrated diary page (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 12.3 - Example of a communication chart (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 12.4 - Therapeutic communication with children (Claire Tester). Section 3: How to survive as staff.Chapter 13 - Hearts and minds - how the unconscious affects us (Claire Tester).Chapter 14 - Keeping going - as staff (Claire Tester). Appendix 14.1 - Strategies to keeping going (Claire Tester).Chapter 15 - All that was left...hope (Kathryn Boog with Claire Tester).Index.
Responsibility: Kathryn M. Boog ; Claire Y. Tester.
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