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By Kenneth J. Doka PhD

"Counseling people with Life-Threatening Illness presents a realistic consultant for counselors who paintings with consumers and households impacted via life-threatening affliction. The language and content material are applicable for undergraduate and graduate classes, in addition to workshops and trainings for professionals....As the healthcare procedure maintains to adapt, Counseling people with Life-Threatening Illness is a helpful source for counselors as they locate themselves engaged on interdisciplinary groups with members and households impacted by way of 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 dying and demise to provide orienting options for the entire spectrum of care humans could require whilst ailment intrudes into their lives. for every section of the affliction trajectory...he deals clever realization to the issues and clients humans confront, and in numerous examples of tangible medical occasions he brings to existence the options that tell compassionate care."

From the Foreword by means of Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD
collage of Memphis

"This ebook would supply a good advent to the psychosocial and religious domain names for any physician or nurse entering palliative care. It offers loads of info, combined with a few distilled knowledge, in addition to an exceptional grounding approximately find out how to relate to those sufferers and their households in a patient-centered way."--IAHPC publication (International organization for Hospice and Palliative Care)

This holistic, family-centered consultant to counseling people with life-threatening disorder considers not just the actual manifestations of the disorder, yet its mental, social, financial, and religious implications. Revised and up-to-date to mirror the most up-tp-date examine and improved theoretical improvement, this moment version encompasses new remedies that increase meaning-making at life's finish, and provides extended sections on counseling households throughout the disorder and as they grieve. one of many book's most vital adjustments consists of 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 basically palliative and remedy that seeks to treatment or expand existence.

Comprehensive and sensible, the e-book discusses such social and mental elements as gender, race, ethnicity, social category, schooling, and intelligence, and the way they tell the event of gravely sick humans. The preliminary concern of analysis is addressed besides exact issues if you dwell with continual affliction, those who find themselves terminally unwell, and people who get better.

New to This Edition:

  • Generational changes as a resource of variety
  • Expanded sections regarding meaning-making thoughts (dignity-enhancement remedy, residing eulogies, memory treatment, lifestyles evaluate, meaning-centered remedy, moral/ethical matters, and middle wills)
  • Discussion of end-of-life phenomena and how one can help sufferer and family members in reading and responding to them
  • Enhanced assurance of caregiver concerns
  • Expanded dialogue of spirituality
  • Additional behavioral concepts to aid soreness administration
  • Anticipatory mourning
  • Post-death grief for relatives
  • Chronic care and rehabilitation
  • Incorporates Rand examine on Concurrent Care and different new versions

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The patient is not the only person to incur these losses. Family members and even professional caregivers may experience these losses as the patient continues to decline. For example, in the early 1990s a good friend of mine, Kurt—a man in his 40s, married, with two young adult children—developed ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), popularly called Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a motor neuron disease characterized by progressive deterioration. Eventually, victims may lose much neural functioning and may become unable to use their limbs, speak, or even swallow or eventually breathe without respiratory support.

The physical task was to satisfy bodily needs and to minimize physical distress in ways that are consistent with other values. Corr defined the psychological task as to maximize psychological security, autonomy, and richness. The social task was to sustain and enhance those interpersonal attachments that are significant to the person concerned, and to sustain selected interactions with social groups within society or with society itself. 26 Chapter 2. Historical Perspectives on Dying and Illness Corr’s spiritual task was to address issues of meaningfulness, connectedness, and transcendence and, in doing so, to foster hope.

Here essentially the patient learns to live with the diagnosis, adjusting to the limitations imposed by the treatment or the disease. 25 Counseling Individuals With Life-Threatening Illness In stage three, decline and deterioration occurs when the disease begins to progress. Here the patient’s quality of life begins to suffer and the patient moves to a fourth stage, terminality and preterminality, where the decline become steeper and death becomes inevitable. Myers and Lynn (2001) remind us of another reality of death in contemporary Western societies.

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