Monika Müller, David Pfister (Ed.)
Wie viel Tod verträgt das Team?
Belastungs- und Schutzfaktoren in Hospizarbeit und Palliativmedizin
2. Edition 2013
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
In palliative care both the patients and their caretakers are focused on the endpoint of life. But how much death and sorrow can any one team tolerate?
In both hospices and palliative care units patients are being treated and accompanied; their illnesses are generally well advanced and the end of their life is foreseeable. Death is ever present in such institutions, something the caretakers have to learn to live with, too. Authors from the various disciplines involved address the question of how this work can best be done without becoming ill oneself. The book also refers to the forces and factors that can shield the caretaker from harm, and shows how valuable their work in this existential field truly is.