Adapting to Life threatening Illness

Adapting to Life threatening Illness

Adapting to Life-Threatening Illness describes how individuals adjust to three major life-threatening illnesses: cancer, heart disease, and trauma.

Author: Andrew Edmund Slaby

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCLA:31158011917985

Category: Adaptability (Psychology)

Page: 246

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Death has been the subject of philosophical, religious, scientific, and artistic musings since the beginning of time. Adapting to Life-Threatening Illness describes how individuals adjust to three major life-threatening illnesses: cancer, heart disease, and trauma. In a candid and straightforward way, the authors discuss ways in which the patient, family, and caregiver can cope.
Categories: Adaptability (Psychology)

The Deepening Shade

The Deepening Shade

The Deepening Shade is an elegant synthesis of the psychology of life-threatening illness.

Author: Barbara M. Sourkes

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822971305

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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The Deepening Shade is an elegant synthesis of the psychology of life-threatening illness. The book’s evocative power derives from the interweaving of clinical conceptualization with the words of patients and family members. Rather than focusing on death, Sourkes explores living with a life-threatening illness.
Categories: Psychology

Living Under the Sword

Living Under the Sword

"An investigative documentary examining the crucial issues of food production and food distribution in the world economy"--Case-slip.

Author: Harold B. Haley

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810834871

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 412

"An investigative documentary examining the crucial issues of food production and food distribution in the world economy"--Case-slip.
Categories: Medical

Counseling Individuals with Life Threatening Illness Second Edition

Counseling Individuals with Life Threatening Illness  Second Edition

New to This Edition: Generational differences as a source of diversity Expanded sections involving meaning-making strategies (dignity-enhancement therapy, living eulogies, reminiscence therapy, life review, meaning-centered therapy, ...

Author: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826195821

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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"Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness provides a practical guide for counselors who work with clients and families impacted by life-threatening illness. The language and content are appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as workshops and trainings for professionals....As the healthcare system continues to evolve, Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness is a valuable resource for counselors as they find themselves working on interdisciplinary teams with individuals and families impacted by life-threatening illness."--The Professional Counselor Journal "With characteristic clarity, Doka draws on the classic and contemporary literature as well as his own pedagogy and practice in death and dying to offer orienting concepts for the whole spectrum of care people may require when illness intrudes into their lives. For each phase of the illness trajectory...he offers intelligent attention to the problems and prospects people confront, and in countless examples of actual clinical situations he brings to life the concepts that inform compassionate care." From the Foreword by Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD University of Memphis "This book would provide a very good introduction to the psychosocial and spiritual domains for any doctor or nurse coming into palliative care. It provides a lot of information, mixed with some distilled wisdom, as well as a solid grounding about how to relate to these patients and their families in a patient-centered way."--IAHPC Newsletter (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) This holistic, family-centered guide to counseling individuals with life-threatening illness considers not only the physical manifestations of the illness, but its psychological, social, economic, and spiritual implications. Revised and updated to reflect the most current research and enhanced theoretical development, this second edition encompasses new therapies that enhance meaning-making at lifeís end, and offers expanded sections on counseling families during the illness and as they grieve. One of the bookís most significant changes involves the adaptation of a model of concurrent care. This model of care has great implications for end-of-life care, bridging the divide between treatment that is primarily palliative and treatment that seeks to cure or extend life. Comprehensive and practical, the book discusses such social and psychological factors as gender, race, ethnicity, social class, education, and intelligence, and how they inform the experience of gravely ill people. The initial crisis of diagnosis is addressed along with unique considerations for those who live with chronic illness, those who are terminally ill, and those who recover. New to This Edition: Generational differences as a source of diversity Expanded sections involving meaning-making strategies (dignity-enhancement therapy, living eulogies, reminiscence therapy, life review, meaning-centered therapy, moral/ethical issues, and heart wills) Discussion of end-of-life phenomena and ways to assist patient and family in interpreting and responding to them Enhanced coverage of caregiver issues Expanded discussion of spirituality Additional behavioral strategies to assist pain management Anticipatory mourning Post-death grief for family members Chronic care and rehabilitation Incorporates Rand Study on Concurrent Care and other new models
Categories: Social Science

Minding the Body

Minding the Body

The essays gathered here show how an effective therapist can help the client deal with the painful and difficult emotions that exacerbate illness, while learning the emotional and spiritual lessons illness can teach.

Author: Ellyn Kaschak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317719694

Category: Medical

Page: 158

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Support and empower women who are coping with the pain, fear, and stigma of serious disease Being diagnosed with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia is a traumatic event that takes place at a time when the patient is already feeling physically (and often emotionally) drained. Minding the Body combines feminist and social constructionist approaches to offer an intimate look into the ways a therapist can help clients cope with the pain, fear, and stigma of serious disease. Minding the Body offers an alternative to the reductive view of the mind-body connection and also examines the potential for growth that such experiences often allow. The essays gathered here show how an effective therapist can help the client deal with the painful and difficult emotions that exacerbate illness, while learning the emotional and spiritual lessons illness can teach. Minding the Body presents both theoretical views and personal accounts of illness, including: scholarly discussions of the issues involved in autoimmune disorders a therapist's personal experience of chronic fatigue syndrome a personal and professional exposition of a woman's struggles with injury, illness, and managed care, co-written by client and therapist suggestions for understanding the social construction of illness and treating disease from a social-constructivist point of view narratives reflecting on the change and growth of therapists diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses By looking at illness in the context of mind, body, society, and medical establishment, Minding the Body will help therapists, doctors, nurses, counselors, and clients deal with the grief, disappointment, and frustration of chronic and life-threatening illness.
Categories: Medical

Stress and Survival

Stress and Survival

Author: Charles A. Garfield

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016154943

Category: Critically Ill

Page: 388

View: 537

Categories: Critically Ill

Counseling Individuals with Life Threatening Illness Second Edition

Counseling Individuals with Life Threatening Illness  Second Edition

Building on the work of both Pattison (1978) and Weisman (1980), I suggested that a life-threatening illness could be ... The terminal phase revolves around adapting to the inevitability of impending death as treatment becomes ...

Author: Kenneth J. Doka

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826195814

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 302

View: 399

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Categories: Family & Relationships

Counseling Individuals With Life Threatening Illness

Counseling Individuals With Life Threatening Illness

They still have to adapt to the aftereffects, residues, and fears and anxieties aroused by the illness. The terminal phase revolves around adapting to the inevitability of impending death as treatment becomes palliative (see Figure 1.1 ...

Author: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117325

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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With a Foreword by Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD "Where was this book when I was new as a counselor?....Fortunately, it is here now, and with all the scope, depth, resourcefulness, and balance required for such situations." -Dr. Robert Kastenbaum, PhD "This book will now be an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand, counsel, or otherwise help individuals with life-threatening illnesses and their family members." --Charles A. Corr, PhD, CT "Without question, this is the book you'll want your own caregivers to have read should you ever contend with life-threatening illness." --Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT Life-threatening illness is not only a medical crisis; it is a psychological, social, and spiritual crisis as well. Also, serious illness affects not only the patient, but the patient's family. Therefore, the two major premises of this book are that care in life-threatening illness must be holistic, and it must be family centered. Doka presents an insightful, comprehensive guide for counselors, social workers, and health care professionals, as they assist clients experiencing a serious illness. The book builds on a model developed by the author, based upon earlier work by Avery Weisman and E. M. Patterson. Doka's model presents illness as a series of phases: Prediagnostic: individuals may decide how to handle troubling symptoms or to take certain diagnostic tests Diagnostic: centered on the existential crisis posed by the diagnosis Chronic: individuals must cope with the disease and treatment Recovery: acknowledges that even when individuals survive an encounter with life-threatening illness, there are still considerable issues that must be resolved Terminal phase: individuals deal with the inevitability of death In his discussion of each phase, the author delineates specific tasks for patients to perform and the issues they must adapt to. He also presents strategies for counselors and health care professionals to use with individuals in each phase of illness.
Categories: Psychology

Living Beyond Limits

Living Beyond Limits

David Spiegel, a professor of psychiatry at Stanford whose work has revolved around mobilizing victims of life-threatening illnesses, offers detailed instruction for taking charge of affliction and living beyond limits.

Author: David Spiegel

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: UOM:39015032524327

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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David Spiegel, a professor of psychiatry at Stanford whose work has revolved around mobilizing victims of life-threatening illnesses, offers detailed instruction for taking charge of affliction and living beyond limits.
Categories: Social Science