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Resilience in Palliative Care: Achievement in adversity

Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere


This book offers an overview of key aspects of palliative care, presented through a resilience perspective. Why do some patients and families break down while others surmount the challenges facing them? What interventions strengthen individual, family and community coping? The book aims to facilitate change with people facing the crisis of death, dying, and bereavement. Much of the existing literature has focused on risk, problems, and vulnerability; the emerging concept of resilience focuses on strengths and possibilities. The ‘total pain’/‘total care’ approach pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunde ... More

Keywords: palliative care, resilience perspective, family, community, strengths, possibilities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206414
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206414.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Monroe, editor
Chief Executive, St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK
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David Oliviere, editor
Director of Education and Training, St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK

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