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Bereavement Counseling

Therapeutics for End of Life

Planning an end of life is very daunting and complicated task for the client, family, and counselor (Wong, Hall, Justice, & Hernandez, 2015). Professionals need to take the time to find out what type of rituals does the clients partaken whether it’s religious or not. Grieving persons that believe in or has a relationship with a higher power or God or practices faith beliefs is known to have lesser levels of grief tension during bereavement Juntenen and Schwartz (2016). Counsels can include spirituality or belief in the end of life planning. An empirical therapeutic intervention called life review is a great tool for counselors to use in the end of life planning. This therapeutic review focuses on individuals association with spirituality (Wong, Hall, Justice, & Hernandez, 2015). If the counselor is not competent or comfortable discussing particular religions they can refer the client to a faith go-between or a Chaplin Juntenen and Schwartz (2016).

Psalms71;9 Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.

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This portion concerns counselor getting consent from their clients before they consult or get records from another professional. It also advises the professional to get the history of the client and the previous professional relationship furthermore the new professional should advise the client the prospects that starting a new counseling relationship can be a gamble or beneficial (Association for Death Education and Counseling, 2004). Another advice provided to the counselor is to properly document any resource that the client uses along with getting the client to consent of any exchanged information concerning the
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