Palliative care

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captain artichoke
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Palliative care

Post by captain artichoke » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:18 am

Hey there,

Does anyone have any advice, particularly good books, tips to self-care etc for working with clients who are dying, but in a non palliative care setting.

Thanks
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Re: Palliative care

Post by workingmama » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:26 am

It's not even remotely what you're looking for (sorry - I'm sure someone will be along with a useful list soon!), but I've just re-read 'Tuesdays with Morrie' and recalled how much I loved it. It's about a man visiting his old lecturer, who is dying, and what he learned from being with Morrie over the months at the end of his life. Very touching.
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Re: Palliative care

Post by captain artichoke » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:09 pm

Thanks WM, have amazoned it :D . Hoping someone else might also have some other hints and tips.

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Re: Palliative care

Post by Dragonfly » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:09 am

I would highly recommend "Intimate Death: How the Dying Teach Us How to Live" by Marie De Hennezel. Marie is a Psychologist working in a hospice and she talks about people she has worked with. Very illuminating read with also some really good tips and stories about how a palliative care team can work well together.

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