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Speaking of Dying A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

by Louis Heyse-Moore

Louis Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist. Covering difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers, Speaking of Dying is a practical guide to using counselling skills for all clinical disciplines working in palliative care, whether in a hospice, hospital or at home.

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counselling skills are often not taught to the professionals who need them most. Compassionate and tactful communication skills can make the difference between an awkward encounter with a dying patient, and an engaging, empathic bond between two people.

Louis Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist. Covering difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers, Speaking of Dying is a practical guide to using counselling skills for all clinical disciplines working in palliative care, whether in a hospice, hospital or at home.

Complete with a clear explanation of both counselling and medical terminology, this hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care.

2008, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Acknowledgements. Foreword by Dr Colin Murray Parkes. Introduction. PART 1: Fundamentals of Counselling Skills 1. Terminology. 2. Meeting. 3. Attending Skills. 4. Core Counselling Skills. 5. Psychological Approaches. PART 2: Palliative Care Issues 6. Breaking Bad News. 7. Working with Emotions. 8. Euthanasia. 9. Family Matters. 10. Spiritual Distress. 11. The Sick Psyche. 12. Staff Support. Conclusion. References. Recommended Reading List. Resources. Subject Index. Author Index.


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