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Transitions in Dying and Bereavement: A Psychosocial Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Paperback – Jun 9 2003

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HEALTH PROFESSIONS PRESS; Out of print edition (June 9 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878812920
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878812926
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.1 x 25.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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"Transitions is an important and useful resource that will support our efforts in guiding patients and their families through the many complexities associated with the dying and bereavement process. All members of my hospice team will benefit from the empathic wisdom and practical advice offered."

"What a lovely book... intelligent and thoughtfully organized... an impressive collaborative work from the true experts whose talents, dedication and love for their work shines through on every page."--Maggie Callanan, R.N."Co-Author of Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying" (01/01/2001)

"This book is unique in its psychosocial focus. . .this book provides a wealth of resource material for the novice as well as experienced practitioners in end of life care: nurses, physicians, counselors, and social workers."--Becky Stepp, BBA, M.Ed., LMSW"Seton Medical Center, Doody's Review Service" (01/01/2001)

"Clinicians in practice, students and people who are themselves dealing with life-limiting illness will find Transitions to be of inestimable value."--Ira Byock, M.D., Co-Founder and Author of Dying Well and Four Things Before Goodbye"Life's End Institute: Missoula Demonstration Project" (01/01/2001)

"The authors have synthesized the 20-year experience of the Victoria Hospice to create a unique work that is both scholarly and wise and compassionate and deeply moving. This book is a gift to anyone who wants to truly serve the dying and those who love them."--Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., Author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings"Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonwealth" (01/01/2001)

"the considerable experience of the contributors shines through. ... The book will be a valuable resource for all who work in hospice and palliative care, enabling and empowering them to further explore the psychosocial dimensions of the care we provide."--Roger Woodruff, Director of Palliative Care"Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia" (01/01/2001)

About the Author

Victoria Hospice Society, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA, V8R 1J8. Providing quality end-of-life care, and teaching others how to provide that care, has been a Victoria Hospice Society (VHS) tradition since the organization was founded in 1980 in Victoria, British Columbia. As well as caring for those facing advanced illness, death, and bereavement, Victoria Hospice staff are also involved in provincial and national initiatives dedicated to palliative care training, research, and advocacy. In 1999, the Victoria Hospice Learning Centre for Palliative Care was formally established to work in partnership with other health care and academic organizations to advance excellence in palliative care. The Victoria Hospice program of care includes a 17-bed in-patient unit, a Palliative Response Team that provides 24-hour crisis to support to patients and families at home, a comprehensive bereavement program, and clinical consultation services to patients in other health care facilities. Victoria Hospice palliative care courses and publications, such as the textbook Medical Care of the Dying (1998), are valuable resources to professional care providers throughout North America. For more information, visit the Victoria Hospice website at

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This is a wonderful resource for any professional working with individuals in a palliative/hospice environment. It is easy to read and gives many practical suggestions that can be easily put into practice.
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The books arrived in excellant condition. They were packaged well for shipment to Canada. I have used Amazon on several occasions and have always been pleased. Thank You for your service.
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HASH(0xa3fc6fd8) out of 5 stars Every Hospice Should Own Many Copies Oct. 2 2005
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This book should really be considered the Hospice Bible, or at least one volume of it. I have never seen a book so clearly laid out, so encompassing of the psychospiritualsocial concerns and strengths for hospice patients and their families! Our hospice bought it after I fell in love with it. Now our social workers and I (grief specialist and death educator) are using it to train our interdiscplinary team on 1. sensitivity, 2. helpful interventions, 3. understanding family AND team dynamics, and 4. understanding the range of care and history that each patient brings with them (such as their previous experiences with the medical, social services, spiritual, and psychological/psychiatric communitites).

At a time when hospice is changing so radically (with so many for profit hospice and so many agencies "pretending to do hospice under the guise of home health" it is refreshing to see a group who has been able to embrace the totality of palliation and hospice in such a humanistic and holistic way!!!

Kudos to the staff at the Victoria Hospice Society. I hope you know how many other lives you changed as this book was published!!!!
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HASH(0xa2490600) out of 5 stars A must-read for aspiring or practicing hospice counselors March 6 2005
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Co-written by professional counseling staff members Moira Cairns, Marney Thompson, Wendy Wainwright and sanctioned by the Victoria Hospice Society, Transitions In Dying & Bereavement: A Psychosocial Guide For Hospice And Palliative Care walks the reader through the stages that chronically ill and dying individuals and their families must progress through, from diagnosis to death to bereavement. The most effective interventions for easing stress and confusion are clearly explained, along with sample dialogues that reveal the issues and challenges at each step. Chapters include notes on multicultural and interdenominational perspectives on death and dying, perspectives on body image, intimacy, and sexuality in the dying, ways to help alleviate feelings of anxiety, fear, burnout, denial, and powerlessness, ways to help in planning for death, and much more. A must-read for aspiring or practicing hospice counselors.
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The prompt delivery was greatly appreciated. The book is a "gem" of a handbook for anyone physician, nurse , social worker, or caretaker involved with terminally ill patients.
HASH(0xa142b66c) out of 5 stars Awesome read Sept. 14 2014
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Excellent, very useful material I will use often as a Hospice Social Worker.
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HASH(0xa142ba38) out of 5 stars Transitions in Dying and Bereavement: A Psychosocial Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Aug. 23 2005
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good information on dying and transitioning into the process