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Author Lugton, Jean.

Title Communicating with dying people and their relatives / Jean Lugton
Published Melbourne : Ausmed Publication, [2003]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.175 Lug/Cwd 2003  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Terminal illness. -- 2. The needs of staff caring for terminally ill people. -- 3. Breaking bad news. -- 4. Assessing continuing needs for information and support. -- 5. Planning support for family and close friends. -- 6. Preparing relatives for bereavement. --. 8. Potential communication problems. -- 9. A three-stage model of support
Summary "The book begins with an excellent opening chapter on the general subject of terminal illness. It then moves on to discuss the importance of nurses caring for themselves in their stressful professional lives. Subsequent chapters provide exellent practical advice on how to break bad news, how to plan support for families and friends and how to make commmunciation more effective. A feature of the book is a series of helpful and stimulating questions at the end of each chapter to encourage reflection, discussion and learning." - back cover
Notes Includes index
"Originally published in Abingdon, UK by Radcliffe Medical Press"--Title page verso
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [161]-170
Subject Medical personnel and patient.
Terminally ill -- Hospice care.
Terminal care -- Social aspects.
Communication in nursing.
Terminal care.
Professional-Family Relations.
Terminal Care.
Professional-Patient Relations.
ISBN 9780957987678 paperback
0957987676 paperback