VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
Frequency and Importance of Grief Counselor Activities
Hospice care and grief counseling have become specialized areas of providing clinical services and have grown rapidly since Kubler-Ross’s book On Death and Dying (1969), yet little is known about the services individuals provide in the clinical aspects of hospice care. The care of the dying individual is managed by several types of professionals working under the broad heading of hospice care. This study focuses on individuals who provide direct clinical care to the terminally ill and their families.