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Life to be Lived – Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke


This is an important book on a very important and increasingly relevant subject for all who are involved in any way with palliative and End of Life Care. It is about the realities, messiness, uncertainties, contradictions, paradoxes and ambivalence that are part and parcel of living through advanced illness, dying and bereavement but also about what helps and heals. It is about responding to feelings, hopes, fears and stresses associated with major illness, often experienced by patients and their carers, both family and professional. The content is largely drawn from research and clinical expe ... More

Keywords: palliative care, end of life care, dying, bereavement, patient attitudes, family carers, response to illness, response to loss, narrative approach, death as part of life, living with dying

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685011
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Proot, author
Psychological Specialist in Palliative Care and Bereavement Coordinator, St Nicholas Hospice, Bury St Edmunds, UK

Michael Yorke, author