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Families Facing Death: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals and Volunteers, Revised Edition

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Families Facing Death: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals and Volunteers, Revised Edition

Elliott J. Rosen

ISBN: 978-0-787-94050-8 February 1998 Jossey-Bass 272 Pages

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A down-to-earth and highly practical guide, this is the first book to explain and illustrate the relationship between family systems, illness, and loss. This updated paperback edition includes theoretical information along with specific suggestions for developing the important skills needed to manage psychosocial symptoms in the patient and family, both during illness and after death. The author explains how to understand the dynamics of the family as an interactive, intradepAndent system. He also explains how to help families define and facilitate the tasks they must take to adjust to illness and loss.
Focus on the Family.

The Family as a System.

Loss and the Life Cycle.

The Family Prepares for Death.

The Grieving Family.

Helping Families Face Death.

An Ethnic Perspective.

Ethical Dilemmas.

Appendix A: Annotated Filmography.

Appendix B: Reading List.
"This is an excellent book. . . . I recommAnd it highly to alltherapists and healthcare workers as a clear and compassionateexposition about death in families."

"A clinical tour de force?the case presentations make theory comealive and highlight how professionals can facilitate growth at theAnd of life." (Dale G. Larson, author, The Helper's Journey:Working With People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-ThreateningIllness)

"Insightful application of family systems theory and practicalwisdom from years of counseling experience make Families FacingDeath an invaluable resource for anyone who cares for peopleconfronting life-limiting illness or living with grief." (IraByock, author, Dying Well)