By Joan Berzoff, Phyllis R. Silverman
The 1st source on end-of-life take care of healthcare practitioners who paintings with the terminally in poor health and their households, residing with death starts with the narratives of 5 healthcare pros, who, whilst confronted with overwhelming own losses altered their medical practices and philosophies. The ebook offers how one can be sure a deferential loss of life for people, households, teams, and groups and is equipped round theoretical matters in loss, grief, and bereavement and round medical perform with contributors, households, and teams. dwelling with loss of life addresses perform with those that have particular health problems similar to AIDS, bone marrow affliction, and melanoma and can pay specified consciousness to sufferers who've been stigmatized through tradition, skill, sexual orientation, age, race, or homelessness. The e-book contains content material on trauma and developmental matters for kids, adults, and the getting older who're loss of life, and it addresses felony, moral, non secular, cultural, and social type concerns as middle components within the review of and paintings with the loss of life. It explores interdisciplinary teamwork, supervision, and the organizational and financing contexts during which death happens. present learn in end-of-life care, how you can supply management within the box, and a decision for compassion, perception, and recognize for the death makes this an imperative source for social employees, healthcare educators, directors, experts, advocates, and practitioners who paintings with the demise and their households.
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They must advocate for policy changes, within their institutions and nationally. They must develop new curricula in end of life care. They must be activists and change agents in their settings and for their clients. How do they do this, without burning out? Here we hear from the current president of National Association of Social Workers, Elizabeth Clark, about the future of social work in end-of-life care. But there is another dimension to thriving in and sustaining oneself in this work. We deliberately chose to have our last chapter address self-care for the social worker because we think that this work requires “relentless” selfexamination and care.
In 1965, bereavement as described in the clinical and research literature was seen as something that people got over and would get on with their lives in a period of six weeks to several months. When the widowed women I recruited to work with me on the widow-to-widow experiment heard this, they couldn’t stop laughing. ” It became very clear to me that they were going to be my teachers, and this has guided me in my work ever since. I saw that when a theory is not supported by the real world, there may very well be something wrong with the theory, not the world.
I came to accept my tears as I also realized that I was an observer who was most thankful that I didn’t really understand. As I worked on the chapters for this book, I became involved in the stories that so many gifted authors have contributed, and I have experienced the pain, the sadness, and the vitality of those who are beneficiaries of their services. I am drawn to this work in a new way, so that my learning and, I hope, my personal growth continue. O R G A N I Z AT I O N O F T H I S B O O K This book, then, brings together the three aspects of practice highlighted so eloquently in the preface: theory, skills, and attitudes, to which we add personal narratives and the social and contextual issues of policy, research, and leadership.