Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care by Margaret ReithSocial Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care by Margaret Reith

Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care

byMargaret Reith, Malcolm Payne

Paperback | June 15, 2009

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This succinct yet comprehensive book written by Margaret Reith and Malcolm Payne combines the authors' more than 70 years of social work experience to provide a definitive introduction to social work practice in end-of-life and palliative care.Reith and Payne trace the development of palliative care and the important role of social work within it. The book's unique sociological focus on required practitioner knowledge of death, dying, and bereavement helps balance out the prevalent psychological focus of other books in the field. Chaptersin the book focus on practice skills and interventions. Extensive use of case materials throughout the text help students and practitioners juggle the precarious balance of helping their clients keep hope for the future while understanding the truth that people are moving towards death. Unlike manybooks that focus on medical issues, this book addresses ethical issues faced by social workers and helps them guide their clients through this difficult journey.

About The Author

Margaret Reith is senior social worker at the Princess Alice Hospice, Surrey, UK, formerly the social work manager there. She is the author of research and professional papers in palliative care and forensic mental health, and of Community Care Tragedies: A Practice Guide to Mental Health Inquiries. She has presented papers in the UK, ...

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Title:Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 5.91 × 0.51 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190616229

ISBN - 13:9780190616229

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