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End-of-Life Care and Addiction: A Family Systems Approach
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End-of-Life Care and Addiction: A Family Systems Approach

Publication Year: 2009
Edition: 1
Authors/Editor: Bushfield, Suzanne
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-0-826-12141-7
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With a growing elderly population comes an increased need to recognize the medical and psychological needs of older adults suffering from addiction, particularly towards the end of life. This guide describes the challenges such persons and families present to those providing end-of-life care, and shows caregivers how to best negotiate these issues with clients and their families.

The authors place special emphasis on the role of the family, presenting a cohesive family systems approach to end-of-life care. The book demonstrates how hospice teams can work collaboratively with the client and family to help alleviate some of the emotional stress and pain of addiction. The authors also present practical guidelines for recognizing and diagnosing addiction, determining appropriate interventions, and outlining special concerns for addicted people in end-of-life care.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Bushfield, Suzanne
  • ISBN: 978-0-826-12141-7
  • Specialty:
    Gerontology
    Home Care/Hospice
    Palliative Medicine
    Psychology
    Substance Abuse
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2009

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