This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.

Counseling Strategies for the Dying and Their Loved Ones

Counseling Strategies for the Dying and Their Loved Ones
Counseling Strategies for the Dying and Their Loved Ones
Louis A. GaminoScott & White HealthcareTexas A&M University

Although the majority of people in the United States die in hospitals and nursing homes (approximately 58%), there has been a shift in the places where Americans die, with more people dying at home (over 25%) and in noninstitutional settings (National Center for Health Statistics, 2011). Two major factors have changed the landscape of where people die in the United States. First, because most people die of chronic diseases (Xu, Kochanek, Murphy, & Tejada-Vera, 2010), a person's expected life trajectory is much more likely to involve a terminal period of physical decline and some anticipation of nearing the end of ...

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