Counselling in Terminal Care and Bereavement
April 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
2. The caring team.
3. Counselling skills.
4. Counselling for life-threatening illness.
5. Counselling the family before bereavement.
6. Counselling the family after bereavement.
7. Problems in counselling.
Marilyn Relf is Bereavement Senior Manager at Sir Michael Sobell House, an NHS Hospice.
Ann Couldrick is a counsellor at Sir Michael Sobell House Bereavement Service, UK.
- The book covers both caring for the terminally ill and the 'actual' bereavement, thus providing guidance on the whole process of counselling patients and their families.
- Case studies include examples from cancer, AIDS, suicide , murder and fatal accidents.
- Problems counsellors may face in their work are discussed and a chapter is devoted to the needs of the counsellor themselves.
' "Thoughtful and practical" is how the publisher describes
this book by three authors who have made a massive contribution to
the development of contemporary bereavement care. This is a fair
assessment. This book is written in a straightforward language,
with many case studies which provide practical illustrations of
approaches, but it retains a sense of the complexity of human
beings and attempts to set any presumptions offered within a
framework of recognising diversity.'
Progress in Palliative Care.