Learn to help others understand, cope with, and even overcome emotional and physical suffering. Suffering: Psychological and Social Aspects in Loss, Grief, and Care is a unique and insightful volume of observations, anecdotes, and case studies about suffering. In this important book, doctors, nurses, teachers, funeral directors, and members of the clergy discuss the crucial physical, emotional, and psychological issues that patients and their families must confront when death is imminent. They address a variety of topics including terminal illness, chronic illness, loss, grief, and pain. Ideal for professionals who work with dying people and their families, Suffering highlights topics that are particularly common when working with AIDS patients, cancer patients, children, the elderly, and the mentally ill.

chapter |18 pages

Patients’ Wants and Needs: The Physicians’ Responses

ByWilliam F. Finn

chapter |6 pages

Suffering and Autonomy

ByFrances L. Drew

chapter |6 pages

The Dying Patient: Physician’s Suffering

BySally K. Severino, Richard Friedman, Pamela Moore

chapter |10 pages

Suffering, Thanatology, and Whole-Person Medicine

ByLewis Penhall Bird

chapter |4 pages

The Pain of the Physician

ByRichard S. Blacher

chapter |4 pages

Suffering in Chronic Mental Illness

ByFrancine Cournos

chapter |12 pages

Reflections on Suffering Prompted by ALS

ByClaire F. Leach, John Kelemen

chapter |10 pages

Suffering and End Stage Renal Disease

ByKenneth Trachy

chapter |8 pages

Cancer Patients and Radiotherapy: Close Encounters of a Third Kind

ByLynda R. Mandell, Tapan Hazra, Henry L. Tomlin

chapter |6 pages

Experiences in a Hospice: The AIDS Patient

BySister Patrice Murphy

chapter |4 pages


ByLeonard M. Liegner

chapter |12 pages

Euthanasia and Moral Stress

ByBernard E. Rollin

chapter |10 pages

On the Value of Suffering in the Shadow of Death

ByDavid Wendell Moller

chapter |4 pages

Suffering and Pain

ByMartin H. Blitzer

chapter |10 pages

Death and Growth: The Problem of Pain

ByAllen P. Fertziger

chapter |4 pages

The Child and Suffering: The Role of the School

ByRobert G. Stevenson

chapter |6 pages

Spiritual Support for the Suffering: Clergy Attitudes Toward Bereavement

ByKenneth J. Doka, Michael Jendreski

chapter |4 pages

A Pastoral View of Widowhood

ByCarole Smith Torres

chapter |6 pages

Push Back the Curtain of Darkness

ByT. Earl Yarborough

chapter |4 pages

Aspects of Anxiety: Financial Concerns When Death Is Imminent

ByGerald Rosner

chapter |14 pages

Suffering and the Quest for Meaning

ByJeffrey A. Watson

chapter |8 pages

“And Day Brought Back My Night”

ByElizabeth K. Hill