Dr Sandra Bertman: Foreword Irene Renzenbrink: Introduction 1: Mary L.S. Vachon: Four decades of selected research in hospice/palliative care: have the stressors changed? 2: Neil Thompson: Workplace well-being: a psychosocial perspective 3: Robin Youngson: Compassion in healthcare - the missing dimension of healthcare reform? 4: Radhule Weininger and Michael Kearney: Revisiting empathic engagement: countering compassion fatigue with 'Exquisite Empathy' 5: Yvonne Yi Wood Mak: Working and living with cancer, death, and dying: a personal reflection 6: Ann Saville and Rosemary Feeley: Jumping the fence: the impact of a life-threatening illness in the workplace 7: Val Maasdorp: The challenge of staff support in hospice care in Zimbabwe 8: Amy Yin Man Chow: Prevention of burnout and compassion fatigue through education and training: the project ENABLE 9: Wendy Wainwright and Susan Breiddal: Staff support: a shared responsibility at Victoria Hospice Society, British Columbia, Canada 10: Andrea Dechamps: Leadership and staff care, self-care and self-awareness: reflections from St Christopher's Hospice, London 11: Danny Nugus: Seeing beyond the sadness: Hope, resilience sustainable practice in childhood bereavement 12: Philip Larkin: Compassion: the essence of end-of-life care 13: Pam Firth: Clinical supervision and reflective practice in palliative care: luxury or necessity? 14: Rena Arshinoff: When answers elude us: spiritual care as a tool for healing 15: Ted Bowman: Reflections on caring: a brief essay on presence
Irene Renzenbrink is an Australian social worker and pioneer in the field of death, dying and bereavement. Having worked in hospitals and hospice/palliative care services as well as the funeral industry she has acquired a depth of practice wisdom and knowledge about all aspects of occupational stress for helping professionals.
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