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“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Psychological Help for Terminally Ill Patients: Illness as an Unexpected Crisis


Authors:
Teodora Stoeva St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Pages: 273-284

Abstract:

The article deals with an extremely serious personal and socially significant problem related to the difficulties and psychological experiences of terminally ill individuals and their treatment. The psychological features of terminally ill individuals who are expecting death, thinking about it, are considered, which is undoubtedly a painful period of life change and personal transformation. Psychological support tools and therapy and counseling approaches are discussed to make the experiences of these individuals for themselves and those who will leave more bearable.

Keywords:

terminally ill individual; counseling; therapy, terminally ill children.

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