Am I Going to Die?

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RCPsych Publications, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 104 pages
This book in the Books Beyond Words series is based on the " Veronica Project ", a study of people with learning disabilities, ten of whom were terminally ill. The story in this book draws on their experiences of what was important for them when they were ill and dying [...] This book is designed for people with learning disabilities whos health is deteriorating and who are going to die. They could have cancer, or Alzheimer's disease, or any other illness that shortens their life. This is also a guide for supporters. Supporters are the people whom individuals trust and feel safe with when they are ill. Supporting someone who is terminally ill is very demanding [...] This book will help people to give the person good support [...] [Ed., introd.]

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About the author (2009)

Sheila Hollins was recently elected President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She worked with Donald Winnicott as physician and consultant for forty years. She has a growing interest and expertise in the field of learning disabilities, having served on the Advisory Group on Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health Needs. She has twice been seconded to the Department of Health as Senior Policy Advisor on Learning Disability and Autism.

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