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The Resource Communication as comfort : multiple voices in palliative care, Sandra L. Ragan ... [et al.]

Communication as comfort : multiple voices in palliative care, Sandra L. Ragan ... [et al.]

Label
Communication as comfort : multiple voices in palliative care
Title
Communication as comfort
Title remainder
multiple voices in palliative care
Statement of responsibility
Sandra L. Ragan ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This work explores the complexities of communication at one of the most critical stages of the life experience - during advanced, serious illness and at the end of life. Authors Sandra L. Ragan, Elaine M. Wittenberg-Lyles, Joy Goldsmith, and Sandra Sanchez-Reilly posit palliative care - medical care designed to comfort rather than to cure patients - as an antidote to the experience of most Americans at the most vulnerable juncture of their lives. Applying communication theories and insights to illuminate problems and to explain their complexities, the authors advocate a patient-centered approach to care that recognizes and seeks to lessen patients' suffering and the many types of pain they may experience (physical, psychological, social, and spiritual) during life-threatening illness." "Multiple voices are present here: the patient, the medical professional, the family-caregiver, and the interdisciplinary health care team. The authors supplement their observations and analyses with ethnographic data gathered from clinical consultations with patients; palliative care team meetings; and interviews with team members as well as with physician fellows in a palliative care fellowship program."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ragan, Sandra L
Series statement
LEA's communication series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palliative treatment
  • Terminal care
  • Medical personnel and patient
  • Communication in medicine
  • Death
Label
Communication as comfort : multiple voices in palliative care, Sandra L. Ragan ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-162) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The family/caregiver perspective
  • 6.
  • The health care team's perspective
  • 7.
  • The authors' voices
  • 1.
  • The communication of palliative care
  • 2.
  • The history and practice of palliative care
  • 3.
  • The patient's perspective
  • 4.
  • The medical perspective
Control code
11668368
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 167 p.
Isbn
9780203938676
Lccn
2007032506
Other control number
R4704114
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn163590016
  • (OCoLC)163590016
  • 11668368
  • (DNLM)101313674
  • (BNAtoc) 2007032506
Label
Communication as comfort : multiple voices in palliative care, Sandra L. Ragan ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-162) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The family/caregiver perspective
  • 6.
  • The health care team's perspective
  • 7.
  • The authors' voices
  • 1.
  • The communication of palliative care
  • 2.
  • The history and practice of palliative care
  • 3.
  • The patient's perspective
  • 4.
  • The medical perspective
Control code
11668368
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 167 p.
Isbn
9780203938676
Lccn
2007032506
Other control number
R4704114
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn163590016
  • (OCoLC)163590016
  • 11668368
  • (DNLM)101313674
  • (BNAtoc) 2007032506

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