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Dimensions of Death: First published in Religion and Medicine (1975), ed. M. A. H. Melinsky, pp. 113–16. London: S.C.M. Press Ltd.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

In 1975, Cicely Saunders published a chapter based on a talk commissioned by the Religious Department of the BBC's European Services and which was broadcast in Germany on ‘The Day of the Dead’. It ... More


Bereavement

Ann Mcmurray and Amanda Harris

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Bereavement is the loss of a close relationship by death and each person deals with bereavement in a personal and unique way. In ALS, bereavement starts with the diagnosis, progresses until the end ... More


Resilient families

Talia Zaider and David Kissane

in Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206414
eISBN:
9780191730320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines a model of family resilience it applies to the setting of palliative care. It attempts to address a question about the characteristics of resilience in families and describes a ... More


Family carers of children confronting life-threatening illnesses

Sharon De Graves and Jenny Hynson

in Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the particular needs of family carers of children confronting life-threatening illnesses. It provides an overview of the nature of the various conditions that affect children ... More


Resilience and Bereavement: Part 1

Linda Machin

in Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206414
eISBN:
9780191730320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines resilience during bereavement in the context of palliative care. It explains that in the field of bereavement greater recognition is being given to the possibilities for ... More


Resilience and bereavement: Part 2

Phyllis R. Silverman

in Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206414
eISBN:
9780191730320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines how a public health approach might be adopted in a community-based response to the grief people experience after a death of someone important in their lives. It explains that ... More


Appropriate Treatment, Appropriate Death: First published in The Management of Terminal Disease, 1st edn. (1978), ed. C. Saunders, pp. 1–9. London: Edward Arnold

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

The year 1978 saw the publication of the textbook which, over a long period, so many had been encouraging Cicely Saunders and her colleagues to produce. In this chapter, she opens up a discussion on ... More


The next step?

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Dying is a normal part of living and some would suggest the most important. The major challenge for the dying is to accept what is and what will be, but acceptance is not easy. People die alone and ... More


Coping with change

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Change following major illness is inevitable. Practical issues as well as the more psychological and emotional facets are brought under scrutiny. Attitudes to surgery and treatment can change a ... More


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