Communicating with Dying People and Their Relatives

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Ausmed Publications, 2003 - Bereavement - 184 pages
Looks at the importance of communicating with people diagnosed with a terminal illness. Discusses terminal illness, the needs of staff caring for the terminally ill, breaking bad news, assessing continuing needs for information and support, planning support for family and close friends, preparing relatives for bereavement, making communication more effective, and potential communication problems. Foreword by Dorothy Whyte, Honorary Fellow at the Department of Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Includes a three-stage model of support, appendix, references, further reading, and index. Author is a Health Visitor and External Examiner for the Specialist Practitioner Course in Palliative Care at Dundee University.

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