Palliative Care Within Mental Health: Ethical Practice explores the comprehensive concerns and dilemmas that occur surrounding people experiencing mental health problems and disorders. Working beyond narrow, stereotypical definitions of palliative care as restricted to terminal cancer patients, this balanced and thought-provoking volume examines the many interrelated issues that face the individual, families, and caregivers, setting the groundwork for improved, ethical relationships and interventions. Chapters by experts and experienced practitioners detail the challenges, concerns, and best practices for ethical care and responses in a variety of individual and treatment contexts. This is an essential and thoughtful new resource for all those involved in the fast-developing field of palliative mental health.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 853 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
"The Coopers have created a brilliant piece of work demonstrating their deep commitment to palliative care within mental health and ethical practice. The breadth and depth of the content from international authors who have written with compassion, wisdom, and evidence-based practice is staggering and goes beyond the traditional cancer and end-of-life care. This book has crucial information and is a must read for all healthcare providers. "
-Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor emeritus at the University of Delaware, adjunct professor at Florida International University, and adjunct professor at Excelsior College
"This book presents a wealth of recent thinking about and research into the relatively new field of palliative mental health. It will greatly expand counsellors' and researchers' toolboxes and help our understanding and treatment of people presenting with mental health concerns."
-Amanda Baker, PhD, professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health and National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle, Australia