Key Features

  • Aimed at all who interact with children and adults who have a life–limiting condition or who are dying
  • Offers practical examples of approaches to dilemmas and emotional issues commonly face by those working in palliative care
  • Encourages professionals to think laterally, to be creative in their use of core skills, and to use their life skills and experience to change the focus of their interventions
  • Moves the emphasis away from the medical model to the emotional and spiritual influences on quality of life
  • Offers clear, workable guidelines and demonstrates practical solutions, based on proven theory and experience, to problems encountered on a day-to-day basis by patients and those coming into contact with them

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction.

Section 1: Exploring the impact of death and dying.

Chapter 1 - Challenges in Palliative Care (Kathryn Boog).

Chapter 2 - Impact (Claire Tester). Appendix 2.1 - Children's understanding of death and dying (Claire Tester).

Chapter 3 - Attachment and relationships (Claire Tester). Appendix 3.1 - Thinking about babies (Claire Tester).

Chapter 4 - Palliative rehabilitation (Claire Tester). Appendix 4.1 - Children and pain (Claire Tester). Appendix 4.2 - Children's care plans (Claire Tester). Appendix 4.3 - Home from home comfort map.

Chapter 5 - Spirituality (Kathryn Boog).

Chapter 6 - Bereavement support for children (Claire Tester).

Section 2: Creative interventions.

Chapter 7 - Counselling skills - painting a clearer picture (Kathryn Boog).

Chapter 8 - Creativity (Kathryn Boog).

Chapter 9 - Play and Leisure (Claire Tester). Appendix 9.1 - Sensory assessment (Claire Tester).

Chapter 10 - Using guided imagery as a relaxation technique for self help (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 10.1 - Scripts for relaxation (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 10.2 - Leaflet for relaxation (Kathryn Boog).

Chapter 11 - Telling tales - the importance of narrative in our lives (Kathryn Boog).

Chapter 12 - Communication - making connections (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 12.1 - Diary page (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 12.2 - Illustrated diary page (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 12.3 - Example of a communication chart (Kathryn Boog). Appendix 12.4 - Therapeutic communication with children (Claire Tester). Section 3: How to survive as staff.

Chapter 13 - Hearts and minds - how the unconscious affects us (Claire Tester).

Chapter 14 - Keeping going - as staff (Claire Tester). Appendix 14.1 - Strategies to keeping going (Claire Tester).

Chapter 15 - All that was left...hope (Kathryn Boog with Claire Tester).

Index.

Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702036989
Print ISBN:
9780443103803

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