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Description - Living with Dying by Joan Berzoff

Living with Dying begins with the narratives of five healthcare professionals, who, when faced with overwhelming personal losses, altered their clinical practices and philosophies. Providing ways to ensure a respectful death for individuals, families, groups, and communities, it is organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement and around clinical practice. It addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer and pays special attention to patients that have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, race, or homelessness. The book also includes content on trauma and developmental issues for children, adults, and the aging who are dying, and it addresses legal, ethical, spiritual, cultural, and social class issues as core factors in the assessment of and work with the dying.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231127943
ISBN-10: 0231127944
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 928
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joan Berzoff

Joan Berzoff is professor and codirector of the doctoral program at Smith College School for Social Work and director of the End of Life Certificare Program at Smith. She is the coauthor of Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic Clinical Theory and Practice in Contemporary Multicultural Contexts and Disassociative Identity Orders: The Controversy in Diagnosis and Treatment. She is the recent recipient of the Social Work Leadership Development Award from the Project on Death in America. Phyllis R. Silverman, Ph.D., is scholar-in-residence at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center and professor emerita at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is recognized internationally for her research with the widowed and grieving children. Her writing includes Widower: When Men Are Left Alone, Continuing Bonds: A New Understanding of Grief, Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children's Lives, and a new edition of Widow-to-Widow.

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