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Palliative Care Within Mental Health: Principles and Philosophy David B. Cooper

Palliative Care Within Mental Health: Principles and Philosophy

David B. Cooper

Published October 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781846195372
Paperback
298 pages
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Is there a place for palliative care within mental health? This inspirational book offers an excellent foundation for integrating best-practice specialist palliative care, into serious and enduring mental health service delivery. The shared practiceMoreIs there a place for palliative care within mental health? This inspirational book offers an excellent foundation for integrating best-practice specialist palliative care, into serious and enduring mental health service delivery. The shared practice values and vision between these two disciplines provide an optimistic starting point from which to address the lack of palliative care service delivery in mental health practice. Focussing on the similarity in philosophy between palliative care and mental health practice, it incorporates: person-centred practice relationship based connectedness a belief in compassionate care respect for autonomy and choice quality of life issues The book addresses the practice skills needed in preparation for competent intervention and treatment. Each chapter develops a theoretical framework, and which is supported by practical application. Both professionals and students of palliative care will find the interactive text and practical care-studies especially valuable, as will the professional working in the substance use. Its user-friendly approach will appeal to a wide range of readers various related disciplines.