By Kenneth J. Doka PhD
"Counseling people with Life-Threatening Illness offers a realistic advisor for counselors who paintings with consumers and households impacted by means of life-threatening ailment. The language and content material are acceptable for undergraduate and graduate classes, in addition to workshops and trainings for professionals....As the healthcare method maintains to conform, Counseling people with Life-Threatening Illness is a priceless source for counselors as they locate themselves engaged on interdisciplinary groups with participants and households impacted through life-threatening illness."--The expert Counselor Journal
"With attribute readability, Doka attracts at the vintage and modern literature in addition to his personal pedagogy and perform in demise and death to provide orienting techniques for the complete spectrum of care humans may perhaps require while disease intrudes into their lives. for every section of the sickness trajectory...he bargains clever recognition to the issues and clients humans confront, and in numerous examples of exact medical occasions he brings to existence the innovations that tell compassionate care."
From the Foreword by way of Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD
college of Memphis
"This e-book would supply a great creation to the psychosocial and religious domain names for any healthcare professional or nurse getting into palliative care. It presents loads of details, combined with a few distilled knowledge, in addition to an exceptional grounding approximately tips on how to relate to those sufferers and their households in a patient-centered way."--IAHPC e-newsletter (International organization for Hospice and Palliative Care)
This holistic, family-centered consultant to counseling people with life-threatening affliction considers not just the actual manifestations of the sickness, yet its mental, social, fiscal, and non secular implications. Revised and up-to-date to mirror the most up-tp-date study and stronger theoretical improvement, this moment variation encompasses new cures that improve meaning-making at life's finish, and provides elevated sections on counseling households through the disorder and as they grieve. one of many book's most important adjustments contains the variation of a version of concurrent care. This version of care has nice implications for end-of-life care, bridging the divide among remedy that's essentially palliative and remedy that seeks to remedy or expand lifestyles.
Comprehensive and useful, the booklet discusses such social and mental elements as gender, race, ethnicity, social type, schooling, and intelligence, and the way they tell the adventure of gravely unwell humans. The preliminary trouble of analysis is addressed in addition to designated issues should you stay with continual disorder, people who are terminally sick, and people who get well.
New to This Edition:
- Generational adjustments as a resource of variety
- Expanded sections regarding meaning-making innovations (dignity-enhancement treatment, dwelling eulogies, memory treatment, existence overview, meaning-centered remedy, moral/ethical matters, and middle wills)
- Discussion of end-of-life phenomena and how one can help sufferer and kin in reading and responding to them
- Enhanced assurance of caregiver matters
- Expanded dialogue of spirituality
- Additional behavioral ideas to help soreness administration
- Anticipatory mourning
- Post-death grief for relations
- Chronic care and rehabilitation
- Incorporates Rand learn on Concurrent Care and different new types
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Additional info for Counseling Individuals with Life Threatening Illness, Second Edition
Given current knowledge that emphasizes lifestyle factors in disease, it is not unusual for individuals to identify lifestyle factors that they believe contributed to the disease. But the degree to which someone attributes illnesses to his or her own behavior, and the feelings he or she has about personal responsibility for illness can differ widely. People habitually reinterpret the past to make sense of the present. Individual perceptions concerning the etiology of a disease may include 35 Counseling Individuals With Life-Threatening Illness numerous segments of biography that the individual believes brought him or her to this moment.
This is critical as the prevailing Medicare benefit has determined eligibility for hospice care should include a prognosis of 6 months or less and agreement to forego life-extending therapies. While the program likely is to be assessed on the basis of whether concurrent care provides an effective bridge to hospice that will increase utilization of hospice services and reduce overall costs in end-of-life care, such programs offer an opportunity for hospice and palliative care programs to continue to evolve and to gain increased public awareness and acceptance.
SENSITIVITY TO THE PROBLEM OF PAIN AND DISCOMFORT Pain will be a major focus of attention for individuals experiencing severe symptoms or physical discomfort, leaving them little energy for anything else. Intense pain can exacerbate psychological distress, disrupt social relationships, and intensify spiritual alienation, but none of these issues can be addressed until individuals achieve at least minimal comfort. One of the most important tasks of caregivers is to help individuals who are experiencing pain to achieve a reasonable degree of physical comfort.