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    DescriptionThe many unfounded myths and fears that surround working with people at the end of their lives are dispelled in this thoughtful book, and the authors provide both practical and emotional support for those involved in caring for dying patients. The book covers everything from the philosophy behind the practice to the diverse roles in the multi-disciplinary team, as well as current challenges and opportunities facing end of life care, with an emphasis on how therapy and arts therapies can be integrated effectively. It also looks at palliative care models that address all aspects of a patient's wellbeing and conveys the latest research and challenges in the field, bridging the gap between theory and the realities of working with patients on a daily basis. Using material from artists and therapists working in the field, the varying demands of inpatient, outpatient and home care are described, as well as the processes of bereavement, how to handle the practicalities of loss and the help that therapists can give at this stage. How artists and therapists with experience of working at the end of life can be involved in other areas of care such as supporting older people in care homes and those living with dementia is also discussed. The book also introduces the important area of health promotion, and how there is a growing responsibility to change people's attitudes towards death, dying and bereavement. Clear, practical examples are given as to how this might be achieved. Full of professional advice and career guidance, this book will be an invaluable tool for those working with patients nearing the end of life and those considering working in this area, as well as students in training.

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    End of Life Care
    A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists
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    By (author) Nigel Hartley
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9781849051330
    ISBN 10: 184905133X

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
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    B&T General Subject: 670
    Abridged Dewey: 616
    LC classification: RC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PSY028000
    BIC subject category V2: MQTC
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    DC22: 616.029
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    BIC subject category V2: MMC
    DC23: 616.029
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    15 December 2013
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    Author Information
    Nigel Hartley is Director of Supportive Care at St. Christopher's Hospice, London and has worked in end of life care for over twenty years. He is an experienced manager, counsellor, musician, teacher and music therapist. Nigel has chaired both the Association of Professional Music Therapists (UK) and the British Society of Music Therapy and led the organising committee for the 10th World Congress of Music Therapy. He regularly publishes about his work and is co-editor of The Creative Arts in Palliative Care, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
    Table of contents
    Part 1: History, Policy and Current Challenges. 1. Introduction. 2. The Model and Philosophy of Hospice and End of Life Care. 3. Strategic and Current Challenges. Part 2: Teamwork, Communication and Working in Different Contexts. 4. Working as Part of a Multi-disciplinary Team. Tamsin Dives and Nigel Hartley. 5. Working with Inpatients. Andy Ridley and Nigel Hartley. 6. Working with Day and Outpatients. Mick Sands and Nigel Hartley. 7. Working in Community Settings. Gerry Prince and Nigel Hartley. 8. Bereavement and Loss. Gini Lawson and Nigel Hartley. Part 3: Starting Out, Looking After Yourself, Research and Development. 9. Getting Started. Roberto Sanchez-Camus and Nigel Hartley. 10. Looking After Yourself. Marion Tasker and Nigel Hartley. 11. Research and Evaluation. Giorgos Tsiris and Nigel Hartley. 12. Final Thoughts and Some Handy Hints and Tips. Index.