Families Facing Death: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals and Volunteers (Paperback)

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A down-to-earth and highly practical guide, this is the first book to explain and illustrate the relationship between family systems, illness, and loss. This updated paperback edition includes theoretical information along with specific suggestions for developing the important skills needed to manage psychosocial symptoms in the patient and family, both during illness and after death. The author explains how to understand the dynamics of the family as an interactive, intradepAndent system. He also explains how to help families define and facilitate the tasks they must take to adjust to illness and loss.

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Publisher Jossey-Bass
Mfg Part# 9780787940508
SKU 30330547
Format Paperback
ISBN10 078794050X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Praise
"This is an excellent book. . . . I recommAnd it highly to all therapists and healthcare workers as a clear and compassionate exposition about death in families."||"A clinical tour de force?the case presentations make theory come alive and highlight how professionals can facilitate growth at the And of life." (Dale G. Larson, author, The Helper's Journey: Working With People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness)||"Insightful application of family systems theory and practical wisdom from years of counseling experience make Families Facing Death an invaluable resource for anyone who cares for people confronting life-limiting illness or living with grief." (Ira Byock, author, Dying Well)
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Editors Note A revised and updated edition, first time in paperback. This ground-breaking book is written to help those who counsel families struggling through a family member's terminal illness and death. A family member's sickness and death can cause a tremendous upheavel within the family. This extensively revised and updated book offers the most current techniques for helping families cope with turmoil caused by the loss of a family member. In no-nonsense, down-to-earth terms the author shows how professionals and volunteers can work effectively with families by developing a sensitivity to the many factors that influence how families cope with issues of illness and loss, such as intergenerational patterns, ethnicity, gender, stage of life cycle, and past and current stressors. He offers useful guidelines for helping families define and carry-out the necessary actions they need to take in order to adjust to the illness and death of a loved one. This therapeutic approach represents more than a method for simply dealing with a family crisis -- it is also an opportunity for family members to come to a new level of self-awareness, change, and growth.
Editors Note 1 A down-to-earth and highly practical guide, this is the first book to explain and illustrate the relationship between family systems, illness, and loss. This updated paperback edition includes theoretical information along with specific suggestions for developing the important skills needed to manage psychosocial symptoms in the patient and family, both during illness and after death. The author explains how to understand the dynamics of the family as an interactive, intradepAndent system. He also explains how to help families define and facilitate the tasks they must take to adjust to illness and loss.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Jossey-Bass

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