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Counselling Skills in Palliative Care
Quay books, January 2008, Pages: 194
This book is an attempt to help with communication in palliative care — an area that is potentially stressful for the dying person, those closest to him or her, and for professionals. As a counsellor/therapist, the author sees the counselling approach to communication as the optimum way. This approach enables carers to grow more aware of their own feelings and opens up options for communicating via the use of counselling skills.?The counselling approach is more than a set of skills, valuable though these are; it is underpinned by a set of values and qualities. The carer who can develop the qualities — especially those of empathy, genuineness and acceptance — will find that expressing them through counselling skills will deepen and enrich interactions with the dying person. Thus, although the book describes and invites readers to practise counselling skills, it is as much concerned with relationship building and with developing the user of the skills in order to promote holistic care.
The journey through dying, to death and beyond to bereavement can be, and too often is, a lonely road. Offering companionship along that road is a gift, and this book aims to make that gift more meaningful by enhancing communication through counselling skills.
1 What is loss
2 Needs and wants
3 Sustaining hope
4 Palliative care and holistic communication
5 Counselling skills
6 More advanced counselling skills
7 Removing barriers and monitoring interventions
9 Bereavement support
10 Feelings, and other manifestations of grief
11 Funerals and moving forward