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Speaking of Dying

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781846428494

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Good 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.

Reviews

This book will be a valuable addition to both personal bookshelves and to libraries. It will be valued by those working in pallative care and also particularly by those for whom speaking of dying remains a challenge.
Plus Quarterly Magazine of Christian Council on Ageing
The author's years of experience as a palliative medicine specialist allows for an insider's view of how to work with the dying. From how to break the news of a terminal illness to a patient to euthanasia questions and working with other healthcare providers and family members, SPEAKING OF DYING is a recommended pick for any college-level collection strong in counseling guides.
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review
[...] 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 hand-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care.
Counselling Magazine
A worthwile work that would be of value to any professional working in pallative care.
Nursing Standard
This is a very practical guide to counselling in the palliative care setting. It is clearly written and well set out and the experiences of the author as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist shines through.
Palliative Care
A most useful text for anyone training to work in the palliative care field.
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care News
In this excellent book, Heyse-Moore draws on his experience as a practised listener and specialist in palliative medicine.
The Church Times