The Resource A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life, by Henry S. Perkins, (electronic resource)

A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life, by Henry S. Perkins, (electronic resource)

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A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life
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A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life
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by Henry S. Perkins
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eng
Summary
Psychological, social, and spiritual care is as important as physical care at the end of life. Yet caregivers often feel ill-equipped to give that nonphysical care. This book shows how to do it. The book addresses all caregivers who attend dying patients: doctors, nurses, chaplains, clergy in the pastorate, social workers, clinical psychologists, family caregivers, and others. It covers such topics as the functional and emotional trajectories of dying; the varied approaches of patients and caregivers to end-of-life decisions; culturally based beliefs about dying; the differences between depression and grief; and people’s views about the right time to die, the death experience itself, and the afterlife. For each topic the book introduces core concepts and summarizes recent research about them. The book presents much of its material in readable tables for easy reference; applies the material to real-life cases; lists the main “take home” points for each chapter; and gives references for additional reading. The book helps caregivers anticipate the reactions of patients and survivors to end-of-life traumas and suggests how caregivers can respond insightfully and compassionately. At the same time the book challenges caregivers to think through their own views about death and dying. This book, therefore, is a must-read for all caregivers―professional and nonprofessional alike―who strive to give their patients comprehensive, high-quality end-of-life care
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Perkins, Henry S
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RC952-954.6
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non fiction
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  • Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Aging
  • Clinical health psychology
  • Medicine & Public Health
  • Geriatrics/Gerontology
  • Health Psychology
  • Aging
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A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life, by Henry S. Perkins, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Contents
Psychosocial and Spiritual Care with the End of Life in Sight -- The Symptoms and Signs of Dying -- Decisions at the Ends of Patients’ Lives -- Risks, Benefits, and Patients’ Treatment Decisions at the End of Life -- The Challenges of Prognosis Near the End of Life -- Advance Care Planning and Preparing to Die -- Proxy Decision-Making at the End of Life -- Impact of Terminal Illness on the Family -- Care for Family Caregivers -- Culture and End-of-Life Care -- The “Right” Time and Way to Die -- Going Home, the Afterlife, and Other Beliefs About Death -- Bereavement and Grief -- Giving End-of-Life Spiritual Care -- A Look Back, a Look Now, and a Look Forward
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unknown
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XV, 486 p. 3 illus., 2 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9781493968046
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-1-4939-6804-6
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4939-6804-6
Label
A Guide to Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the End of Life, by Henry S. Perkins, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Psychosocial and Spiritual Care with the End of Life in Sight -- The Symptoms and Signs of Dying -- Decisions at the Ends of Patients’ Lives -- Risks, Benefits, and Patients’ Treatment Decisions at the End of Life -- The Challenges of Prognosis Near the End of Life -- Advance Care Planning and Preparing to Die -- Proxy Decision-Making at the End of Life -- Impact of Terminal Illness on the Family -- Care for Family Caregivers -- Culture and End-of-Life Care -- The “Right” Time and Way to Die -- Going Home, the Afterlife, and Other Beliefs About Death -- Bereavement and Grief -- Giving End-of-Life Spiritual Care -- A Look Back, a Look Now, and a Look Forward
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XV, 486 p. 3 illus., 2 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781493968046
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-6804-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4939-6804-6

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