Helper's journey : working with people facing grief, loss, and life-threatening illness / Dale G. Larson.Publication details: Champaign, Ill. : Research Press, ©1993.Description: xii, 278 pages ; 23 cmISBN:
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-270) and index.
Part 1. Exploring the inner world of helping -- 1. The helper in us all -- 2. The challenge of caring: Emotional involvement in helping -- 3. Finding the balance: Managing the stress of caregiving -- 4. Secrets: concealment and confiding in helping -- Part 2. The interpersonal challenge -- 5. The helping relationship -- 6. Healing words: Communication skills for helping -- Part 3. Creating caring systems -- 7. The caring team -- 8. The collective caregiver: Toward a caring society.
Written for both professional and volunteer caregivers, this unique manual provides exercises, activities, and specific strategies for more successful caregiving, increased personal growth, and effective stress management. The author explores the theory and practice of helping. He includes numerous case examples and verbatim disclosures of fellow caregivers that powerfully convey the joys and sorrows of the helper's journey.