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End-of-Life Care and Addiction: A Family Systems Approach
Bushfield, Suzanne Young and Brad DeFord
Springer Publishing Company / Hardcover / 2009-11-01 / 0826121411
Old Age Studies / Ethics
price: $89.95 (may be subject to change)
279 pages
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With a growing elderly population comes an increased need to recognize the medical and psychological needs of older adults suffering from addiction, particularly towards the end of life. This guide describes the challenges such persons and families present to those providing end-of-life care, and shows caregivers how to best negotiate these issues with clients and their families.

The authors place special emphasis on the role of the family, presenting a cohesive family systems approach to end-of-life care. The book demonstrates how hospice teams can work collaboratively with the client and family to help alleviate some of the emotional stress and pain of addiction. The authors also present practical guidelines for recognizing and diagnosing addiction, determining appropriate interventions, and outlining special concerns for addicted people in end-of-life care.

Key features:

Identifies the known markers of substance abuse and appropriate interventions
Provides guidance on how to address the physiological, psychological, and spiritual effects of addiction
Details what every hospice team needs to know about family systems theory
Discusses the emotional process of addicted clients, and what hospice teams, caregivers, and family members can do to help

About the Authors:

Brad DeFord writes about aging, addiction, spiritual development, and end-of-life care. Through his private practice, Thresholds, he is a certified transitions consultant and life coach. He is also certified as a Level One Hospice Manager through The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Brad has been a church pastor, a hospice chaplain, and the leader and developer of a bereavement program. For 6 years he served as the Leader of the Spiritual Caregiver Section of the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals (NCHPP). Brad holds advanced degrees from Union Theological Seminary in New York and the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

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