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    DescriptionGood counselling skills are often not taught to the professionals who need them most. Compassionate and tactful communication skills can make the difference between an awkward encounter with a dying patient, and an engaging, empathic bond between two people.Louis Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist. Covering difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers, "Speaking of Dying" is a practical guide to using counselling skills for all clinical disciplines working in palliative care, whether in a hospice, hospital or at home. Complete with a clear explanation of both counselling and medical terminology, this hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care.


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    Title
    Speaking of Dying
    Subtitle
    A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louis Heyse-Moore, Foreword by Colin Murray Parkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843106784
    ISBN 10: 1843106787
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    B&T General Subject: 347
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
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    BIC subject category V2: JKSN2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FAM014000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED026000
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    BIC subject category V2: MQCL9
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    DC22: 616.029, 616/.029
    B&T Approval Code: A11460000, W31740000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY010000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: R726.8 .H49 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JKSN2, MKMT5, MQCL9
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Imprint name
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    15 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Louis Heyse-Moore has worked in palliative medicine for 24 years. He has worked as a palliative medicine consultant at Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City, after serving as the medical director at St Joseph's Hospice in East London. Louis has published articles for many leading journals in the field and has lectured internationally and given workshops on the use of counselling skills within palliative medicine.
    Review quote
    ' A...members of the caring professions need all the counselling skills that we can muster. Readers of this book will end up feeling less helpless in the face of death but we should not expect to find communication easy. A"What can we say?A", once we think we know what to say we are wrong. Rather this book will help us to learn when to speak of dying and when not to, what not to say and when to keep silent and wait patiently for what gliding instructors call an 'up-draught'. We must start from wherever the other person may be and we must take the time and trouble to discover the language with which this person speaks about death and dying, the assumptions they make and their needs and wishes to speak or not to speak.- From the Foreword by Colin Murray Parkes
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements. Foreword by Dr Colin Murray Parkes. Introduction. PART 1: Fundamentals of Counselling Skills 1. Terminology. 2. Meeting. 3. Attending Skills. 4. Core Counselling Skills. 5. Psychological Approaches. PART 2: Palliative Care Issues 6. Breaking Bad News. 7. Working with Emotions. 8. Euthanasia. 9. Family Matters. 10. Spiritual Distress. 11. The Sick Psyche. 12. Staff Support. Conclusion. References. Recommended Reading List. Resources. Subject Index. Author Index.