The following article addresses the challenges of working with an often-difficult patient group—patients with terminal illness, including those who are actively dying. It is written in a highly narrative, personal style, with each author drawing from personal experience as they confronted, in their own ways, diagnoses of serious illness in colleagues, patients, and themselves.
- Understand the considerations for patients dealing with life-threatening illnesses and their experiences.
- Understand issues raised by psychologists living and practicing with cancer themselves.
Behrman, L., Giamatti, E., Johnson, J., and Martin, J.N. (2016). When Professionals Face Illness and Death: Our Colleagues, Our Patients, Ourselves. The Register Report, 42, 56-63.