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38 Travelling the Journey: Introducing Coping Strategies to Patients of Working Age with Terminal Illness
  1. Rev. Karen Murphy, Chaplain and Spiritual Lead
  1. Weston Hospicecare, Uphill, Weston Super Mare

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The concept of this course for patients of working age in the palliative phase of their illness emerged after observing a frequent lack of coping strategies present to meet the emotional and spiritual demands in this age group. Our observation was that elderly patients had more life experience to draw on in order to meet spiritual and emotional issues, while younger patients struggled to meet the experience of letting go of life, often talking …

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