An Unwanted Journey: Creative Accompaniment in Paediatric Palliative Care
About the book
This book in the field of palliative care focuses particularly on providing emotional support and accompanying children and families on their journey through serious illness towards death and bereavement. The authors have spent many years working with children and families and also teaching professionals internationally. Their approach draws on their rich psychological and psychoanalytic knowledge and their extensive experience of teaching with experiential and psycho-dramatic techniques.
Rubén Bild, PhD, has been a pioneer in the field of palliative care for 30 years. He is a psychoanalyst trained by Anna Freud and a clinical supervisor in family therapy. He is the director of a therapeutic circus, Bild’s Inner Circus, where healthcare professionals receive training in communication techniques. He is the developer of the creative accompaniment approach to caring emotionally for dying children, adolescents, and bereaved families; and teaches this work throughout the world.
Iván Gómez, psychologist and Gestalt therapist, has been working for many years with bereaved children and families. He is the director of Centre for Grief therapy and co-director of the centre for creative accompaniment in Valencia, Spain. He runs courses and workshops on paediatric palliative care and bereavement.