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Readership: Managers and leaders in hospice and palliative care services, hospitals, community health services, aged care and disability services, emergency services, welfare organizations, funeral directors, individual health care practitioners such as doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains and coordinators of volunteers in all fields of service. The book will also be of interest to bereavement care organizations and educators involved with health care professionals in tertiary training institutes and universities.
Edited by Irene Renzenbrink, Social Worker and Educator, Australia and Canada
Irene Renzenbrink is an Australian social worker and pioneer in the field of death, dying and bereavement. Having worked in hospitals and hospice/palliative care services as well as the funeral industry she has acquired a depth of practice wisdom and knowledge about all aspects of occupational stress for helping professionals.
"The spectrum of ideas on offer in this book is challenging, but if your team needs to discuss it more, then this book would be a good starting point."
Dr Sandra Bertman: Foreword
Irene Renzenbrink: Introduction
1: Mary L.S. Vachon: Four decades of selected research in hospice/palliative care: have the stressors changed?
2: Neil Thompson: Workplace well-being: a psychosocial perspective
3: Robin Youngson: Compassion in healthcare - the missing dimension of healthcare reform?
4: Radhule Weininger and Michael Kearney: Revisiting empathic engagement: countering compassion fatigue with 'Exquisite Empathy'
5: Yvonne Yi Wood Mak: Working and living with cancer, death, and dying: a personal reflection
6: Ann Saville and Rosemary Feeley: Jumping the fence: the impact of a life-threatening illness in the workplace
7: Val Maasdorp: The challenge of staff support in hospice care in Zimbabwe
8: Amy Yin Man Chow: Prevention of burnout and compassion fatigue through education and training: the project ENABLE
9: Wendy Wainwright and Susan Breiddal: Staff support: a shared responsibility at Victoria Hospice Society, British Columbia, Canada
10: Andrea Dechamps: Leadership and staff care, self-care and self-awareness: reflections from St Christopher's Hospice, London
11: Danny Nugus: Seeing beyond the sadness: Hope, resilience sustainable practice in childhood bereavement
12: Philip Larkin: Compassion: the essence of end-of-life care
13: Pam Firth: Clinical supervision and reflective practice in palliative care: luxury or necessity?
14: Rena Arshinoff: When answers elude us: spiritual care as a tool for healing
15: Ted Bowman: Reflections on caring: a brief essay on presence