Techniques for framing questions in conducting family meetings in palliative care.


Abstract:  Family therapy has developed several approaches to framing questions within family meetings, but few of these techniques have been adapted for palliative care. We focus on the application of questioning techniques from systemic family therapy to palliative care. More specifically, we describe and give examples of the model of asking questions developed by Karl Tomm (1988) through its application in Family Focused Grief Therapy (FFGT), a preventive intervention delivered to high-risk families during palliative care and bereavement.


Palliative and Support Care


2009 Jun;7(2):163-70.

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Journal Article


Dumont I, Kissane D.