Counselling and psychotherapy for families in times of illness and death

Altschuler, Jenny (2012) Counselling and psychotherapy for families in times of illness and death. Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy . Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230521001

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Living with serious illness can have profound emotional effects both on patients themselves and on those close to them. With clarity and compassion, this text explores the difficulties and dilemmas those who are ill and their families face, offering specific guidelines for the professionals who work with them. Building on its successful first edition, this text draws on recent developments in research and clinical practice in providing a theoretical and practical framework for working with illness. Thoroughly revised in its second edition, this book: • Features new chapters on the cultural constructs of illness, working with migrant families, illness in later life, death and palliative care and supervision • Explores issues of working with diversity, covering gender, class, race and sexuality • Discusses the impact of working with those facing serious illness on health care professionals, offering strategies for reducing the risks of burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatisation

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Emotions, Affective Psychology > Grief/Mourning/Loss
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Family Therapies
Department/People: Honorary Staff

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