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Palliative Care within Mental Health

Ethical Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by David B. Cooper, Jo Cooper


350 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Palliative Care Within Mental Health: Ethical Practice explores the comprehensive concerns and dilemmas that occur surrounding people experiencing mental health problems and disorders. Working beyond narrow, stereotypical definitions of palliative care as restricted to terminal cancer patients, this balanced and thought-provoking volume examines the many interrelated issues that face the individual, families, and caregivers, setting the groundwork for improved, ethical relationships and interventions. Chapters by experts and experienced practitioners detail the challenges, concerns, and best practices for ethical care and responses in a variety of individual and treatment contexts. This is an essential and thoughtful new resource for all those involved in the fast-developing field of palliative mental health.


"The Coopers have created a brilliant piece of work demonstrating their deep commitment to palliative care within mental health and ethical practice. The breadth and depth of the content from international authors who have written with compassion, wisdom, and evidence-based practice is staggering and goes beyond the traditional cancer and end-of-life care. This book has crucial information and is a must read for all healthcare providers. "

Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor emeritus at the University of Delaware, adjunct professor at Florida International University, and adjunct professor at Excelsior College

"This book presents a wealth of recent thinking about and research into the relatively new field of palliative mental health. It will greatly expand counsellors’ and researchers’ toolboxes and help our understanding and treatment of people presenting with mental health concerns."

Amanda Baker, PhD, professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health and National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle, Australia

Table of Contents

About the Editors. List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgments. Terminology. 1. Why a Palliative Care Approach Within Mental Health?, Jo Cooper and David B. Cooper 2. What is Ethics?, Cynthia M. A. Geppert 3. The Ethics of Care, Nel Noddings 4. Research and Ethics, Tony Warne and Sue McAndrew 5. Understanding Severe Persistent Mental Health Problems and Disorders, Michael Hazelton 6. Culture and Cultural Awareness, Roxanne Amerson 7. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality, Lyn Merryfeather 8. Human Rights, Scott Macpherson and Dan Warrender 9. Symptom Management Framework, John Richard Ashcroft and Laura Henry 10. Developing the Art of Self-Knowledge and Applying Deductive Reasoning in Clinical Practice, Subia Parveen Rasheed and Ahtisham Younas 11. Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Nicole Newman and Lisa M. Brown 12. Specific Needs of the Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult, Geraldine S. Pearson 13. Specific Needs of the Female Adult, Siân Bensa 14. Specific Needs of the Male Adult, W. J. Wayne Skinner, Marilyn White-Campbell, and Carl A. Kent 15. Specific Needs of the Older Adult, Patrick Ryan and Julie Lynch 16. Listening to the Family’s Pain, Lottie Morris 17. Substance Use, Jacqueline Talmet and Charlotte Francis Champion de Crespigny 18. Futility in Anorexia Nervosa, Cynthia M. A. Geppert 19. Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Annessa Rebair 20. Supportive Decision Making, Geralyn Hynes and Agnes Higgins 21. End-of-Life Care: Alcohol and Other Drugs, Sarah Galvani and Gemma Anne Yarwood 22. Last Few Days of Life and Bereavement, Sue Read, Sotirios Santatzoglou, and Anthony Wrigley 23. Making Sense: Death, Dying, and Mental Health, Dan Warrender and Scott Macpherson 24. Developing Times, David B. Cooper and Jo Cooper

About the Editors

David B. Cooper has specialized in mental health and substance use for over 36 years. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Substance Use, and has served as editor-in-chief of Mental Health and Substance Use.

Jo Cooper spent 16 years as a palliative care specialist, initially working in a hospice inpatient unit, and then for 12 years as a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Terminal Care
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health