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 caregive
rs 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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:93 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Research Press Year Published: 1993 International: No
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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.
''The Helper's Journey will make you not only a better caregiver, but a healthier one. Its pages are filled with a unique blend of appropriate research coupled with practical suggestions for understanding yourself and being a better caregiver.''
-- Paul V. Johnson, Caregivers Quarterly
''The reader does feel as though he or she is on a journey, a beautiful, validating, educational, and enriching one....A well-researched, outstanding book that should be read by hospice personnel, nurses, therapists, bereavement counselors, and all who function as helpers in their professional and volunteer lives.''
-- Enid S. Topchick, Omega
''...a tremendous resource for anyone in a caring profession.''
-- Pamela Anderson, Nursing & Health Care
Research Press Web Site, October, 2000
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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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