Springer Publishing Company is pleased to announce the April publication of:
In the Face of Death
Professionals Who Care for the Dying and the Bereaved
Danai Papadatou, PhD
"Danai Papadatou…[presents] an approach of Relational Care, care based on an understanding of relationships, that should be essential reading….[S]he writes in an engaging and non-technical language, and manages to convey complex ideas in a manner that is accessible to all."
Colin Murray Parkes, OBE, MD, FRCPsych
President, Cruse: Bereavement Care
(From the Foreword)
In the Face of Death explores the experiences of
health care professionals who care for the seriously ill, dying, and
bereaved. In this book, Danai Papadatou offers a practical approach to
caregiving, as well as a breadth and depth of insight into both the
patient's and the caregiver's responses to death.
The author discusses the issues and challenges health care professionals face when treating dying and bereaved patients. Topics include: compassion fatigue, the inevitability of suffering and the potential for growth, suffering in the workplace, team functioning in death situations, and team resilience.
Key Topics Discussed:
Table of Contents
Section 1: On Being Vulnerable: The Challenge of Caring Relationships in the Face of Death
Section 2: The Suffering of Care Providers in Dying and Death Encounters
Section 3: Institutions and Teams in the Face of Loss and Death
About the Author
Danai Papadatou, PhD, received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in Counseling Psychology. She was the recipient of the Journal of Cancer Nursing (2002) Best Original Research of the Year award, the Death Education Award from ADEC in 2001, and a Fulbright Senior Research Award in 1996.
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