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Helper's Journey : Working with People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness

Helper's Journey : Working with People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0878223442

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ISBN13: 978-0878223442
ISBN10: 0878223444
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Research Press
Published: 1993
International: No

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Helper's Journey : Working with People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0878223442

Dale G. Larson

ISBN13: 978-0878223442
ISBN10: 0878223444
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Research Press

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

This groundbreaking work, written for both professional and volunteer caregivers, combines an inspiring view of helpers and helping with a focus on meeting the challenges of caregiving. It provides exercises, activities, and specific strategies for more successful caregiving, increased personal growth, and effective stress management. The author explores the theory and practice of helping. He includes numerous case examples and verbatim disclosures of fellow caregivers that powerfully convey the joys and sorrows of the helper's journey. This book has been cited as a "Book of the Year" by the American Journal of Nursing.

Author Bio

Larson, Dale G. : Santa Clara University

Dale G. Larson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Director of the Graduate Health Psychology Program at Santa Clara University. A clinician and extensively published researcher, Dr. Larson's contributions to training include co-directing the pioneering Berkeley Hospice Training Project and producing The Caring Helper: Skills for Caregiving in Grief and Loss, a videotape series now used by more than 500 caregiving organizations. A former Fulbright Scholar and popular speaker, Dr. Larson has keynoted more than 100 hospice, oncology, and health care conferences in the United States and Europe.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments


Part I Exploring the Inner World of Helping

Chapter 1 The Helper in Us All
Chapter 2 The Challenge of Caring: Emotional Involvement in Helping
Chapter 3 Finding the Balance: Managing the Stress of Caregiving
Chapter 4 Secrets: Concealment and Confiding in Helping

Part II The Interpersonal Challenge

Chapter 5 The Helping Relationship
Chapter 6 Healing Words: Communication Skills for Helping

Part III Creating Caring Systems

Chapter 7 The Caring Team
Chapter 8 The Collective Caregiver: Toward a Caring Society

Appendix: A Self-Diagnosis Instrument for Burnout
Notes
Index

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