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Psychosocial issues in palliative care

Author: Mari Lloyd-Williams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"For those caring for palliative care patients and their families, the psychosocial issues associated with terminal illness can cause even greater difficulty than the treatment of the physical symptoms. The issues of psychosocial assessment, treatment, care, and support of palliative care patients are unique, differing even from those experienced in earlier, treatable disease. Mari Lloyd-Williams and her team of
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mari Lloyd-Williams
ISBN: 9780199216420 0199216428
OCLC Number: 191752323
Description: xiv, 261 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting the context: what do we mean by psychosocial care in palliative care? / Rod MacLeod --
Communication issues / Cathy Heaven, and the late Peter Maguire --
Social impact of advanced metastatic cancer / the late Frances Sheldon with an introduction by Pam Firth --
Family-centred care: psychosocial care for the marginalized / Philip J. Larkin --
Current provision of psychosocial care within palliative care / Trevor Friedman --
Anxiety and adjustment disorders / Steven D. Passik, Kenneth L. Kirsh, and Mari Lloyd-Williams --
Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of depression in palliative care / Hayley Pessin, Yesne Alici Evcimen, Andreas J. Apostolatos, and William Breitbart --
Psychotherapeutic interventions in palliative care / Friedrich Stiefel and Mathieu Bernard --
Complementary therapies / Edzard Ernst --
Spiritual care / Mark Cobb --
Bereavement care and hope / Sheila Payne, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Vida Kennedy --
Staff support / Malcolm Payne.
Responsibility: [edited by] Mari Lloyd-Williams.

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When dealing with a severe life limiting illness, both carers and professionals often report that dealing with the psychosocial symptoms is harder than actual physical symptoms. This book offers  Read more...

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1. Setting the context: what do we mean by psychosocial care in palliative care? / Rod MacLeod -- 2. Communication issues / Cathy Heaven and the late Peter Maguire -- 3. Social impact of advanced metastatic cancer / the late Frances Sheldon with an introduction by Pam Firth -- 4. Family centred care: psychosocial care for the marginalized / Philip J Larkin -- 5. Current provision of psychosocial care within palliative care / Trevor Friedman -- 6. Anxiety and adjustment disorders / Steve Passik, Ken Kirsh and Mari Lloyd-Williams -- 7. Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of depression in palliative care / Hayley Pessin, Yesne Alici Evcimen and William Breitbart -- 8. Psychotherapeutic interventions in palliative care / Frederich Stiefel and Mathieu Bernard -- 9. Complementary therapies / Edzard Ernst -- 10. Spiritual care / Mark Cobb -- 11. Bereavement care and hope / Sheila Payne -- 12. Staff support / Malcolm Payne.

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