Impact of Death Work on Self: Existential and Emotional Challenges and Coping of Palliative Care Professionals.

  title={Impact of Death Work on Self: Existential and Emotional Challenges and Coping of Palliative Care Professionals.},
  author={Wallace Chi Ho Chan and Agnes Fong Tin and Karen Lok Yi Wong and Doris Man Wah Tse and Kam-shing Lau and Lai Ngor Chan},
  journal={Health \& social work},
  volume={41 1},
Palliative care professionals, such as social workers, often work with death and bereavement. They need to cope with the challenges on "self" in working with death, such as coping with their own emotions and existential queries. In this study, the authors explore the impact of death work on the self of palliative care professionals and how they perceive and cope with the challenges of self in death work by conducting a qualitative study. Participants were recruited from the palliative care… 

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