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Communication as Comfort

Communication as Comfort Author Sandra L. Ragan
ISBN-10 9781135597535
Release 2008-05-15
Pages 184
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This exceptional work explores the complexities of communication at one of the most critical stages of the life experience--during advanced, serious illness and at the end of life. Challenging the predominantly biomedical model that informs much communication between seriously ill and/or dying patients and their physicians, caregivers, and families, Sandra L. Ragan, Elaine M. Wittenberg-Lyles, Joy Goldsmith, and Sandra Sanchez-Reilly pose palliative care--medical care designed to comfort rather than to cure patients--as an antidote to the experience of most Americans at the most vulnerable juncture of their lives. With an author team comprised of three health communication scholars and one physician certified in geriatrics and palliative medicine, this volume integrates the medical literature on palliative care with that of health communication researchers who advocate a biopsychosocial approach to health care. Applying communication theories and insights to illuminate problems and to explain their complexities, the authors advocate a patient-centered approach to care that recognizes and seeks to lessen patients’ suffering and the many types of pain they may experience (physical, psychological, social, and spiritual) during life-threatening illness.

Family Communication at the End of Life

Family Communication at the End of Life Author Maureen P. Keeley
ISBN-10 9783038425182
Release 2018-03-23
Pages 164
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Family Communication at the End of Life" that was published in Behavioral Sciences

Communicating Risks and Benefits

Communicating Risks and Benefits Author Baruch Fischhoff
ISBN-10 0160901790
Release 2012-03-08
Pages 240
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Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

Speaking of Dying

Speaking of Dying Author Fred Craddock
ISBN-10 9781441238818
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 240
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The church does not cope very well with dying. Instead of using its own resources to mount a positive end-of-life ministry for the terminally ill, it outsources care to secular models, providers, and services. A terminal diagnosis typically triggers denial of impending death and placing faith in the techniques and resources of modern medicine. If a cure is not forthcoming, the patient and his or her loved ones experience a sense of failure and bitter disappointment. This book offers a critical analysis of the church's failure to communicate constructively about dying, reminding the church of its considerable liturgical, scriptural, and pastoral resources when it ministers to the terminally ill. The authors, who have all been personally and professionally involved in end-of-life issues, suggest practical, theological bases for speaking about dying, communicating with those facing death, and preaching about dying. They explore how dying--in baptism--begins and informs the Christian's life story. They also emphasize that the narrative of faith embraces dying, and they remind readers of scriptural and christological resources that can lead toward a "good dying." In addition, they present current best practices from health professionals for communication among caregivers and those facing death. The book includes a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.

A Really Practical Handbook of Children s Palliative Care

A Really Practical Handbook of Children   s Palliative Care Author Justin Amery
ISBN-10 9781483444024
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A Really Practical Handbook of Children s Palliative Care has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Really Practical Handbook of Children s Palliative Care also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Really Practical Handbook of Children s Palliative Care book for free.

Awake at the Bedside

Awake at the Bedside Author Koshin Paley Ellison
ISBN-10 9781614291190
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 368
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This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind. Contributors include Anyen Rinpoche, Coleman Barks, Craig D. Blinderman, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joshua Bright, Ira Byock, Robert Chodo Campbell, Rafael Campo, Ajahn Chah, Ram Dass, Kirsten DeLeo, Issan Dorsey, Mark Doty, Norman Fischer, Nick Flynn, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Shodo Harada Roshi, Tony Hoagland, Marie Howe, Fernando Kawai, Michael Kearney, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Stanley Kunitz, Stephen and Ondrea Levine, Judy Lief, Betsy MacGregor, Diane E. Meier, W. S. Merwin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Frank Ostaseski, Rachel Naomi Remen, Larry Rosenberg, Rumi, Cicely Saunders, Senryu, Jason Shinder, Derek Walcott, Radhule B. Weininger.

Health Communication in Southern Africa

Health Communication in Southern Africa Author
ISBN-10 9789036101370
Release 2009
Pages 300
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Health Communication in Southern Africa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Health Communication in Southern Africa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Health Communication in Southern Africa book for free.

Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care Author Stephen R. Connor
ISBN-10 9781317221166
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 290
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The third edition of Hospice and Palliative Care is the essential guide to the hospice and palliative care movement both within the United States and around the world. Chapters provide mental-health and medical professionals with a comprehensive overview of the hospice practice as well as discussions of challenges and the future direction of the hospice movement. Updates to the new edition include advances in spiritual assessment and care, treatment of prolonged and complicated grief, provision of interdisciplinary palliative care in limited-resource settings, significant discussion of assisted suicide, primary healthcare including oncology, and more. Staff and volunteers new to the field along with experienced care providers and those using hospice and palliative care services will find this essential reading.

Dying with Comfort

Dying with Comfort Author Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles
ISBN-10 1572739843
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 280
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Introducing Palliative Care

Introducing Palliative Care Author Robert G. Twycross
ISBN-10 185775915X
Release 2003
Pages 190
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Developed from the author's training programme that is used in many countries around the world, this manual is designed for professionals working with the terminally ill. The book covers the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of care.

Final Conversations

Final Conversations Author Maureen P. Keeley
ISBN-10 1889242306
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 234
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When asked, most people want an opportunity to talk with a loved one at least one more time before it's too late. Authors Keeley and Yingling have brought trained ears to the stories of the "experienced living," people who have engaged in final conversations with loved ones-and who have been so glad they did.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication Author Wolfgang Donsbach
ISBN-10 9781118789322
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 704
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This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online

Research Methods in Health Communication

Research Methods in Health Communication Author Bryan B. Whaley
ISBN-10 9781136294457
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 364
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This volume provides an essential roster of primary research methods as they apply to health communication inquiry. Editor Bryan B. Whaley brings together key health communication researchers to write about their primary methodological areas. Their chapters offer guidance and insights for a variety of approaches to answering research questions. The methods included here cover: Exploration and Description: interview/focus groups, case study, ethnography, and surveys; Examining Messages and Interpersonal Exchanges: narrative analysis, conversational analysis, analyzing physician-patient interactions, social network analysis, and content analysis; Causal Explication: experimental research, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis; and Cultural, Population, and Critical Concerns: rhetorical methods and criticism, and methodological issues when investigating stigmatized populations, and groups with health disparities. Chapters cite or use examples from allied health areas -- nursing, public health, sociology, medicine -- to demonstrate the breadth of health communication studies. This work highlights the importance of methodology in health communication research in multiple contexts. Developed to provide a fundamental reference for investigating health communication, this volume will serve as an invaluable tool for researchers and students across the social science and health disciplines.

Death Society and Human Experience

Death  Society  and Human Experience Author Robert Kastenbaum
ISBN-10 9781351866903
Release 2018-03-29
Pages 556
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Providing an overview of the myriad ways that we are touched by death and dying, both as an individual and as a member of society, this book will help readers understand our relationship with death. Kastenbaum and Moreman show how various ways that individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Death, Society, and Human Experience was originally written by Robert Kastenbaum, a renowned scholar who developed one of the world’s first death education courses. Christopher Moreman, who has worked in the field of death studies for almost two decades specializing in afterlife beliefs and experiences, has updated this edition.

Communication at the End of Life

Communication at the End of Life Author Jon F. Nussbaum
ISBN-10 143312582X
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 234
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Communication is at the heart of any complete understanding of the end of life. While it is true that individuals physically die as a single entity, the process of ending an individual life is located within a complex system of relationships and roles connected and constructed through communicative processes. In this volume, top scholars from numerous disciplines showcase the latest empirical investigations and theoretical advances that focus on communication at the end of life. This multi-contextual approach serves to integrate current findings, expand our theoretical understanding of the end of life, prioritize the significance of competent communication for scholars and practitioners, and provide a solid foundation upon which to build pragmatic interventions to assist individuals at the end of life as well as those who care for and grieve for those who are dying. This book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in Death and Dying, Communication and Aging, Health Communication, Life Span Development, Life Span Communication, Long term care, Palliative care and Social Work.

Patient Clinician Communication

Patient Clinician Communication Author R. Iedema
ISBN-10 0988669501
Release 2012-11-30
Pages 213
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Health Promoting Palliative Care

Health Promoting Palliative Care Author Allan Kellehear
ISBN-10 0195507851
Release 1999
Pages 191
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Health promotion has traditionally focused on illness prevention, targeting the fit and well. But what about those who live with life-threatening or terminal illness? Health -Promoting Palliative Care proposes a model of care that goes beyond simply providing care in the final stages of life and draws on critical and participatory principles from both palliative care and health promotion. Emphasising early intervention and a social approach to the problems and experiences of dying, it encourages service providers, family members, and the dying themselves to seek ways to promote emotional, social, and spiritual well-being, as well as physical health. The book begins by looking at the ways in which health promotion can be introduced to palliative care. It goes on to outline the goals and practice principles of a health promoting palliative care. Later chapters address practice strategies relevant to health and death education, social supports, interpersonal reorientation, and environmental and policy development. Health Promoting Palliative Care is a valuable, practical, and accessible resource for practitioners working alone or in health care institutions, for students of the health sciences, social work, or pastoral care, and for those working in policy areas.