Table of contents for Counseling individuals with life-threatening illness / Kenneth J. Doka.

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Chapter 1	 Introduction: Counseling Individuals with a Life-Threatening Illness	
Chapter 2: Historical Perspectives on Dying and Illness	
 The Study of Dying: Early Efforts 
 Hospice: A Way to Care for the Dying
 Kübler-Ross and On Death and Dying
 Toward a More Inclusive Conceptualization of the Dying Process
Chapter 3: Effective Professional Caregivers: Seven Sensitivities
 Sensitivity to the whole person
 Sensitivity to the problem of pain and discomfort
 Sensitivity to honest, open, and mutual communication
 Sensitivity to the individual¿s autonomy
 Sensitivity to the individual¿s needs
 Sensitivity to cultural differences
 Sensitivity to treatment goals
Chapter 4: The Skilled Counselor
Skill as a Counselor
 The Effective Counselor
 Sensitivity to Families
 Sensitivity to Different Age Groups and Populations
Working With Children and Adolescents
Working with the Developmentally Disabled
Working with the Older Persons
 Sensitivity to Self
Chapter 5: Responses to Life-Threatening Illness
Physical Responses
Cognitive Responses
Emotional Responses
Behavioral Responses
Spiritual Responses
Chapter 6: Understanding the Illness Experience
Disease-Related Factors: What Are the Particular Issues Raised by the Illness?
The Nature of the Disease
Predictability of the Disease Course
Psychological Effects
Social Consequences
Disease Trajectory
Treatment Differences
When Does Disease Strike? The Importance of the Life Cycle
Infancy and Early Childhood
The School-Age Child
The Young Adult
The Middle-Aged Adult
The Older Adult
Social and Psychological Factors
Characteristics such as Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Culture, Social Class, 
and Income
Intellectual Ability, Knowledge, Education, and Prior Experience
The Meaning of Illness, Life, and Death: Religious, Spiritual, and 
Philosophical Systems
Personality, Coping Skills, and Will to Live
Informal Support: The Importance of Family, Friends, and Confidantes
Formal Support
Concurrent Crises
Chapter 7: The Prediagnostic Phase: Understanding the Road Before
Symptom Related Factors
Physical and Psychological Factors
Situational Factors
Social Factors
The Process of Health-Seeking
Health-Seeking in Other Contexts
Chapter 8: Counseling Clients through Crisis of Diagnosis
 The Diagnostic Divide: The Acute Phase
Understanding the disease
Examining and maximizing health and life-style
Maximizing one¿s coping strengths and limiting weaknesses
Developing strategies to deal with issues created by disease
Exploring the effect of illness on one¿s sense of self and relationships with 
Ventilating feelings and fears
Incorporating the present reality of the diagnosis into one¿s sense of past and 
The End of the Acute or Diagnostic Phase
Chapter 9: Counseling Clients in the Chronic Phase of Illness
The Chronic Phase: An Overview
Managing symptoms and side effects
Carrying out medical regimens
Preventing and managing medical crises
Managing stress and examining coping
Maximizing social support and minimizing social isolation
Normalizing life in the face of disease
Dealing with financial concerns
Preserving self-concept
Redefining relationships with others throughout the course of the disease
Ventilating feeling and fears
Finding meaning in suffering, chronicity, uncertainty, or decline
The End of the Chronic Phase
Chapter 10: Counseling Clients in Recovery
Dealing with the physical, psychological, social, financial, and spiritual residues 
of illness
Coping with ongoing fears and anxieties, including fear of reoccurrence
Examining life and life-Style issues and reconstructing one¿s life
Redefining relationships with caregivers
Chapter 11: Counseling Clients in the Terminal Phase
Discussing Death
Decisions in the Terminal Phase
 Should the Person Enter a Hospice Program?
 Ethical Issues at the End-of-Life
Tasks of the Terminal Phase
Dealing with symptoms, discomfort, pain, and incapacitation
Managing health procedures and institutional procedures
Managing stress and examining coping
Dealing effectively with caregivers
Preparing for death and saying good-bye
Preserving self-concept
Preserving relationships with family and friends
Ventilating feelings and fears
Finding meaning in life and death
The Special Problem of the Comatose Person
As Death Approaches
Chapter 12: Counseling Families During an Life-Threatening Illness 
The Experience of Illness: A Family Perspective
Assessing Factors that Affect Family Reactions
Assessing Caregiving
Family Tasks Throughout the Illness
The Prediagnostic Phase
The Diagnostic Phase
The Chronic Phase
Families and Recovery
The Terminal Phase
Supporting Families at the Time of Death

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Critically ill -- Counseling of.
Critically ill -- Psychology.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Attitude to Death.
Critical Illness -- psychology.
Family Health.
Terminally Ill -- psychology.