Trueman, I. and Parker, J., 2004. Life review in palliative care. European Journal of Palliative Care, 11 (6), pp. 249-253.
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The authors discuss the theory behind the process of life review and how it can assist people requiring palliative care to resolve the 'crisis' of ego-integrity versus despair. The aspirations of many people are destroyed with the onset of a life-threatening illness. Anticipated life trajectories and perceptions that people have of themselves must be altered, as the prospect of growing old becomes unattainable. Such news may often leave people bewildered and yearning for a future that is different to the one they now face. They may harbour feelings of regret, helplessness and hopelessness.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Life - Philosophy; Palliative care; Life-threatening illness; Psychology; Erikson's theory|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Social Work and Social Policy|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||03 Jan 2008|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:44|
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