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  • Introduction
  • 1. Advance Care Planning
  • 2. Communicating Bad News
  • 3. Whole Patient Assessment
  • 4. Pain Management
  • 5. Assisted Suicide Debate
  • 6. Anxiety, Delirium
  • 7. Goals of Care
  • 8. Sudden Illness
  • 9. Medical Futility
  • 10. Common Symptoms
  • 11. Withholding Treatment
  • 12. Last Hours of Living
  • 13. Cultural Issues
  • 14. Religion, Spirituality
  • 15. Legal Issues
  • 16. Social and Psychological
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    Recommended Literature
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    Recommended Literature

    Bertman, S.L. (1991). Facing death: Images, insights, and interventions. Hemiosphere Publishing Corporation: Washington, D.C.

    Bowlby, J. (1969). Attachment and loss: Attachment (Vol. 1). Basic Books: New York, NY.

    Cook, A.S., & Dworkin, D.S. (1992). Helping the bereaved: Therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. Basic Books: New York, NY.

    Grollman, E. A. (1990). Talking about death: A dialogue between parent and child. Beacon Press: Boston, MA.

    Moos, R.H., & Tsu, V.D. (1977). Coping with physical illness. Plenum: New York

    Rando, T.A. (1984). Grief, dying, and death: Clinical interventions for caregivers. Research Press Company: Champaign, IL

    Sudnow, D. (1967). Passing on: The social organization of dying. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

    Walsh, F., McGoldrick, M. (1991). Living beyond loss: Death in the family. W.W. Norton & Company: New York, NY

    Wolfelt, A.D. (1992). Understanding grief: Helping yourself heal. Accelerated Development Inc.: Bristol, PA

    Worden, J.W. (2001). Grief counseling and grief therapy: a handbook for mental health practitioner, 3rd Edition. Springer Publishing Company: New York, NY


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