Learning to Say Goodbye

Rosalie Peck, Charlotte Stefanics

This e book is meant to assist the counselor be taught to work with terminal sufferers. The primary half presents historic and cultural attitudes towards dying and dying. Worry of dying, the function of faith, and customary myths about terminal most cancers sufferers are mentioned. The second half offers with care and remedy of terminal sufferers. The importance of attitudes towards terminal sufferers, emotional wants of the dying, and the last word aloneness of dying are examined. The third half discusses affected person advocacy. The function of the skilled, employees, and household are offered, and emotional wants of youngsters are recognized. The fourth half incorporates details about termination. Studying to say goodbye, an genuine therapeutic encounter with a dying particular person, points for when a affected person dies, and language as a protection mechanism are offered. The fifth half examines altering attitudes towards dying and dying. Altering attitudes inside well being care amenities, and hospices are mentioned. The sixth half incorporates pointers for thanatology program improvement. The necessity for thanatology packages is mentioned. Basic goal pointers are offered, in addition to program implementation pointers. Function taking part in conditions are included to assist employees members take care of their very own fears about dying and dying, and the rights of terminal sufferers are outlined. An instance of what it feels wish to die is offered to personalize emotions about dying and dying. (LLL)