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Dying, Death and Bereavement in a British Hindu Community

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Dying, Death and Bereavement in a British Hindu Community by Shirley Firth Book Summary:

This study is an exploration of the religious beliefs, attitudes, traditions and rituals of a British hindu community, with respect to dying, death and bereavement. The observations of this community are compared with material obtained during three months of fieldwork in India and ethnographic sources. The primary focus of this study is on individual Hindus, seen in the context of their family and community: their beliefs, experiences and perceptions about death, and their reactions to the changes that take place. It also examines the process of adaptation and change in the death rituals and the role of the pandits in maintaining continuity. The first part of this study sets the context, introducing the issues confronting Hindus facing death and bereavement in Britain. It discusses theoretical issues in a multicultural study as well as beliefs about death and life after death. In the second part, Hindu ritual practices around death are explored, using a model of nine stages from preparation for death to the final post-mortem and annual ancestral rituals. The third part explores the social and psychological dimensions of death, grief and mourning, the implications of death in hospital and the professional and bureaucratic issues which affect Hindu deaths in Britain. The social aspects of mourning are discussed, with reference to pollution, the role of the family and community, young people and widows. Finally, the author examines the implications of social changes for British Hindus and for those who are involved with them in the caring professions.

Bereavement and Support

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Bereavement and Support by Marylou Hughes Book Summary:

In the early 1970s bereavement support groups were almost unknown. However, the obvious benefits of the group process for recovery - the mutual support and understanding that helps mourners to a better outlook - has created a demand for people who can organise and facilitate these groups. Addressing the basis and need for support groups for the bereaved, this book presents a theoretical overview, examines benefits and variety of support groups structured and unstructural, special populations and specifics for initiating, organising and running them, such as publicity. It differs from other treatments in that theory and practice are moulded into a how-to approach, with all procedures presented equally for the widest range of choices. Also included is a comprehensive book bibliography for adults, children, children's helpers and parents. This text is intended to be of use as a resource for professionals in the field of thanatology, including psychologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, therapists, group counsellors, hospice workers, educators, funeral home directors, home health employees, hospital staff and volunteer organisations that work with survivors.

Loss, Bereavement and Grief

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Loss, Bereavement and Grief by Bob Spall,Stephen Callis Book Summary:

Helps the reader to confront and address the personal issues of experienced and feared loss, thus enabling them, as a professional carer, to work more effectively with others. Presents a clear insight into the links between theoretical, personal and professional issues. Provides highly practical guidance on coping with the most difficult situations. Structured questions are designed to trigger consideration of key issues.

Death, Bereavement, And Mourning

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Death, Bereavement, And Mourning by Samuel C. Heilman Book Summary:

An encounter with the death of another is often an occasion when the bereaved need to be sustained in their loss, relieved of the anxiety that the meeting with death engenders, and comforted in their grief. It is a time when those left behind often seek to redress wrongs in themselves or in the relationships that death has shaken and upset. In both collective and individual responses to the trauma of encountering death, we witness efforts to counter the misfortune and to explain the meaning of the loss, to turn memory into blessing, to reconcile life with death, to regenerate life, and redeem both the bereaved and the dead. Sometimes loss may transform the bereaved in ways that lead to growth and maturity; other times a loss leads to unremitting anger or melancholia. There may be a variety of spiritual expressions that the bereaved experience in their time of loss, but there appears to be some common elements in all of them. Overtime, survivors' feelings are transformed into growing exploration of the spiritual, a profound sense of rebirth, newfound feelings of self-mastery or confidence, and a deeply held conviction that "life goes on." The contributions to this volume are based on a conference held in New York on the first anniversary of September 11, 2001. Contributors include Peter Metcalf, Robert Jay Lifton, Ilana Harlow, Robert A. Neimeyer, Samuel Heilman, and Neil Gillman. This sensitive and heartfelt volume relates specifically to issues of death, bereavement, and mourning in the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center, but the applications to other individual and catastrophic events is obvious. The contributions do not simply explore how people deal with bereavement or are psychologically affected by extreme grief: they address how people can try to find meaning in tragedy and loss, and strive to help restore order in the wake of chaos. The multidisciplinary perspectives include those of anthropology, psychology, theology, social work, and art. Samuel Heilman is the Distinguished Professor of Sociology and holder of the Harold Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies and Sociology at the City University of New York, and has also taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, and the Universities of New South Wales and Melbourne. He is the author of several books, including Synagogue Life and The People of the Book, both published in paperback by Transaction.

Bereavement

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Bereavement by Colin Murray Parkes,Holly G. Prigerson Book Summary:

The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that most of us will ever have to face in our lives. This book recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realise that they are not alone in their experience. Long recognised as the most authoritative work of its kind, this new edition has been revised and extended to take into account recent research findings on both sides of the Atlantic. Parkes and Prigerson include additional information about the different circumstances of bereavement including traumatic losses, disasters, and complicated grief, as well as providing details on how social, religious, and cultural influences determine how we grieve. Bereavement provides guidance on preparing for the loss of a loved one, and coping after they have gone. It also discusses how to identify the minority in whom bereavement may lead to impairment of physical and/or mental health and how to ensure they get the help they need. This classic text will continue to be of value to the bereaved themselves, as well as the professionals and friends who seek to help and understand them.

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Bereavement by Institute of Medicine,Committee for the Study of Health Consequences of the Stress of Bereavement Book Summary:

"The book is well organized, well detailed, and well referenced; it is an invaluable sourcebook for researchers and clinicians working in the area of bereavement. For those with limited knowledge about bereavement, this volume provides an excellent introduction to the field and should be of use to students as well as to professionals," states Contemporary Psychology. The Lancet comments that this book "makes good and compelling reading. . . . It was mandated to address three questions: what is known about the health consequences of bereavement; what further research would be important and promising; and whether there are preventive interventions that should either be widely adopted or further tested to evaluate their efficacy. The writers have fulfilled this mandate well."

Working with Bereavement

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Working with Bereavement by Janet Wilson Book Summary:

Working with the bereaved can be challenging and emotionally draining, and yet practitioners from a range of disciplines are routinely required to support their clients through this difficult time. Working with Bereavement offers a practical handbook to support those working with the bereaved, whatever the setting. Equipping readers with the knowledge and skills they need, it explores key theories and models, communication skills and practical and professional issues. The book goes on to look closely at varying types and degrees of bereavement, including sudden death, the death of a child, multiple deaths and suicide. Through the use of clear links to practice and vivid case material, this book brings practical issues to life for the reader. Whether you work in a counselling, nursing or social care setting, this is a must-have guide to working with people experiencing loss and grief.

The Many Faces of Bereavement

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The Many Faces of Bereavement by Ginny Sprang,John McNeil Book Summary:

The Many Faces of Bereavement explores the development and specifications of traditional models of grieving, with particular emphasis on the relationship, age, and personal characteristics of the mourner. In addition, the volume provides a framework of symptomatology for nontraumatic, nonstigmatic deaths for the purpose of comparative study. The book opens with a comprehensive overview of the traditional models of grief, with special attention given to the treatment of parental grief and the grief response of the elderly following the death of a spouse. Other chapters cover suggested typologies for traumatized and stigmatized processes of grief that are specific to the mode of death, including murder, drunk driving fatalities, community disasters, suicide, and AIDS-related deaths. Finally, the authors draw on their own personal experiences to present a summation of treatment strategies and considerations for working with bereaved patients.

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

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Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement by John Holland Book Summary:

A practical guide for teachers and parents that explains how best to help and support a child whose parent or carer has died. The book covers such topics as funerals and the significance of rituals, as well as the importance of a careful transition back to school and of effective communication.

Bereavement and Health

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Bereavement and Health by Wolfgang Stroebe,Margaret S. Stroebe Book Summary:

A comprehensive review of what is known about the impact of bereavement on surviving partners.

Handbook of Bereavement

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Handbook of Bereavement by Margaret S. Stroebe,Wolfgang Stroebe,Robert O. Hansson Book Summary:

Focusing on methodologically sound, theoretically oriented, and empirically derived knowledge, the authors provide a structured framework for researchers and practitioners.

Voices of Bereavement

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Voices of Bereavement by Joan Beder Book Summary:

Voices of Bereavement presents counselors with specific, sometimes unusual bereavement situations and their subsequent treatment. Joan Beder blends theoretical content with suggestions for intervention, helping the reader appreciate how theory informs practice. In addition, a section on counselor struggles focuses on what feelings were provoked in the counselor during each case and how these feelings were managed.

Death and Bereavement Across Cultures

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Death and Bereavement Across Cultures by Colin Murray Parkes,Pittu Laungani,Bill Young Book Summary:

All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. This handbook explains how to offer appropriate and sensitive support to those from other cultures who are dying or bereaved.

Bereavement and Adaptation

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Bereavement and Adaptation by Marc P. H. D. Cleiren Book Summary:

Offers a critical review of the main psychological theories on adaptation after loss followed by an overview of the results of the empirical research on bereavement. It also reflects on the results of the Leiden Bereavement Study.

Remember

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Remember by N.A Book Summary:

Everybody wants a christening, wedding or funeral service to be unique to them and one of the main ways of personalising a ceremony is to choose one's own readings. Not everyone reads poetry or novels together and many do not know where to start in choosing a special piece. Here, an experienced editor of such books has collected together 100 readings from scripture and literature across the centuries in celebration of a birth, a marriage, a life that has ended. There is humour, tenderness, challenge, wisdom and realism in abundance, offering, quite literally, something for everyone.

Facing Grief

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Facing Grief by Susan Wallbank Book Summary:

This frank, sensible and compassionate book examines in detail the particular needs and experiences of young adults, many of whom will be taking on fresh responsibilities, buying their own homes and starting families. At a time when life promises somuch, a major bereavement can be devastating. The author examines the physical and emotional effects of grief, the changes it can bring about in an individual or family, and provides useful addresses of organisations and societies who can give support and advice at this crucial time. Bereavement brings with it a multitude of different physical and emotional demands. From the practical business of arranging the funeral and sorting out the legal complexities of the will to the distressing and confusing feelings connected with losing a loved one, this will prove a useful guide for both the bereaved and those who work with them. The authoris approach is realistic, yet positive throughout, as is evident in the words: 'Death teaches us a great deal. Perhaps its greatest lesson is the fact that nothing lasts forever. Not even sadness and grief.'

Dying, Death, and Bereavement

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Dying, Death, and Bereavement by Inge B. Corless Book Summary:

Based on practice knowledge of the authors rather than on research, this book may be particularly useful for those professionals who have not had hands-on experience with people at the last stages of dying. It is a resource that can be referred to time and again by those who care for people facing the final stage of life.

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

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Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society by Robert A. Neimeyer,Darcy L. Harris,Howard R. Winokuer,Gordon F. Thornton Book Summary:

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field. The volume’s contributors come from around the world, and their work reflects a level of cultural awareness of the diversity and universality of bereavement and its challenges that has rarely been approximated by other volumes. This is a readable, engaging, and comprehensive book that will share the most important scientific and applied work on the contemporary scene with a broad international audience, and as such, it will be an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in death, dying, and bereavement.

Handbook of Childhood Death and Bereavement

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Handbook of Childhood Death and Bereavement by PhD Charles A. Corr, PhD,CT,Donna M. Corr, RN, MSN Book Summary:

In this comprehensive handbook, a leading group of experts improve our understanding of the challenges faced by children when coping with death, dying, and bereavement. Organized into three parts, the volume addresses specific issues involved in confrontations with death; discusses the role of bereavement; and explains specific therapeutic interventions for caregivers. The reader is introduced to four distinct periods within childhood--infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, and middle childhood. Through case examples, the contributors illustrate a child's experience with death and bereavement in all four areas. The book's practical orientation and emphasis will appeal to a broad array of caregivers including counselors, therapists, nurses, and mental health practitioners concerned with child and adolescent death and bereavement.

Storymaking in Bereavement

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Storymaking in Bereavement by Alida Gersie Book Summary:

With reflections on the process of grief experienced in bereavement, these 12 stories are about man's struggle with death and loss. Intended to stimulate coping/helping skills, each tale is accompanied by three story-making structures involving the themes

Death, Dying and Bereavement

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Death, Dying and Bereavement by Cecilia Lai Wan Chan,Amy Yin Man Chow Book Summary:

Fear marks the boundary between the known and the unknown. Some Chinese people believe that talking about death will increase the likelihood of occurrence. Also, by talking about death, evil spirits will be attracted to haunt people. In facing death, individual response is inevitably moulded by the values, attitudes, and beliefs of one's culture. Despite the large Chinese emigrant population in major cities in the world, available material in English on death, dying and bereavement among Chinese people is scarce. As Hong Kong is a place where East meets West, most professionals working in the field of death, dying and bereavement adapt knowledge from the West to their practice with the Chinese population. The intention of this volume is to consolidate and disseminate valuable practical wisdom with professionals in the local and international communities who serve Chinese patients and their family members. Both Editors are from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong. Professor Cecilia Lai Wan Chan has done extensive research in psychosocial oncology, behavioral health, grief, loss and bereavement. Amy Yin Man Chow, an Honorary Clinical Associate in the department, is a registered social worker specialized in bereavement counselling.

On Bereavement

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On Bereavement by Walter, Tony Book Summary:

Denne grundlæggende bog ser på de efterladtes sociale position. De efterladte finder sig selv fanget mellem liv og død, nogle gange søgende efter retningslinjer i et de-ritualiseret samfund, som kun har lidt at tilbyde, og nogle gange oplever de at deres sorg på upassende vis, sygeliggøres og kontrolleres af andre. Bogen er rettet mod studerende, sundhedspersonale, socialarbejdere m.v. og bidrager med en sociologisk indgangsvinkel i forhold til døden, døende og dødsfald og de efterladte.

Responding to Grief

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Responding to Grief by N.A Book Summary:

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Young People, Bereavement and Loss

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Young People, Bereavement and Loss by Jane Ribbens McCarthy,Julie Jessop,National Children's Bureau,Joseph Rowntree Foundation Book Summary:

Many young people have experienced the death of someone close to them. This wide-ranging review examines:• how young people discuss their experiences of bereavement.• the empirical evidence of bereavement as a ‘risk factor’• the social and cultural contexts of bereavement, and approaches to education and intervention.

Effective Grief and Bereavement Support

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Effective Grief and Bereavement Support by Atle Dyregrov,Kari Dyregrov Book Summary:

` ...a profoundly significant book on a topic rarely discussed and little researched, dealing with sudden or unexpected death. The authors have brought together the latest knowledge in the field, and explore how social networks and professionals working with the bereaved can help. This is an important book for all of us, who will sadly one day experience this... it is a must read for those in the field and those suffering.' - Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University `It is nothing short of impressive. Yes, more than impressive, because the down-to-earth nature of the studies and the reader-friendly presentation makes this textbook a gift to us all. And by all of us, I do in fact mean all.' - From the Foreword by Magne Raundalen Effective Grief and Bereavement Support shows how social networks, whether they be friends, colleagues or family, can provide an important source of support following sudden bereavement. Individuals in social networks surrounding bereaved people often feel very uncertain about how best to offer support following the death of someone close. As a result of this, people often find that their relationships with friends and family suffer in the wake of bereavement. Kari and Atle Dyregrov provide concrete, evidence-based advice about how support processes can be improved. Issues covered include common reactions to grief, problems that can arise within families as a result, when to involve professional assistance, how to help bereaved children, and the main principles for effective network support. This book will be essential reading for counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, priests, police, community doctors, hospital staff and teachers, as well bereaved families and those who support them.

Bereavement

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Bereavement by Donna Infeld,Nadine R Penner Book Summary:

Helping a mother transcend the death of her only child, helping a young child understand and cope with the death of a loved one, and helping survivors of the AIDS epidemic cope with the loss of numerous loved ones and the loss of community are among the greatest challenges facing today’s bereavement counselors. Bereavement explores these sensitive issues and ways bereavement counselors can help these individuals construct new identities and new worldviews that are self-affirming. Using this book as a guide, you can improve your understanding of the various resources and options that can be employed to achieve the healthy resolution of grief with individuals, families, and communities. Recognizing that the experience of grieving is unique for all individuals, Bereavement addresses a wide range of issues facing bereavement professionals. Its authors offer a multitude of effective therapeutic interventions and techniques. You will learn to encourage grievers to incorporate important aspects of their lost relationship(s) into their present lives to gain greater personal integration and wholeness; see how to use music, dance, art, and play therapy with clients to help them explore their grief and move through the various stages of grieving; acquire helpful hints and practical advice for offering extended bereavement care to both hospice and non-hospice families; and see how a highly successful interdisciplinary bereavement team approach has been employed in one of the largest bereavement programs in the U.S. You will also learn about other crucial topics and issues faced by bereavement counselors, including: uniting survivors of different types of death in a support group teaching your community about death/dying developing rural hospice bereavement services emotional, behavioral, physical, social, and cognitive symptoms of grief healthy coping mechanisms pre-death bereavement interventions Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder multiple trauma survivor guilt bereavement counseling as a supplement to normal support networks Bereavement will help you enhance your knowledge and skills in the delivery of effective bereavement services. Whether you are a beginner or a counselor with several years of experience, you will find this book an invaluable guide as it walks you through the different stages of mourning, through different human reactions to death and dying, and through different therapeutic approaches.

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

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Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities by Robin Grey Book Summary:

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. Adopting an integrative approach, this book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. The author explains how to engage the person with a learning disability in talking therapy by creating an open dialogue. Common signs of stress, factors to consider in assessing risk and advice on how best to approach difficult subjects are presented. The role of supervision in counselling and issues surrounding terminal illness are also discussed, and practical solutions offered. Professionals working in the field of learning disabilities, such as counsellors, therapists, carers and health and social care students will find this informed guide beneficial in communicating and supporting people with learning disabilities.

Grief and Bereavement

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Grief and Bereavement by Jolene Oppawsky Book Summary:

This book on grief and bereavement describes and recommends individual and group activities and techniques for use in therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and couples, and at the same time, offers connections to models and theories for use by those clinicians and educators that want to deepen their understanding of what drives the recommended treatments. Clinical vignettes demonstrate the application of the activities and techniques. A bonus offered in the book is that each chapter stands alone for quick reference or use.

Treating Traumatic Bereavement

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Treating Traumatic Bereavement by Laurie Anne Pearlman,Camille B. Wortman,Catherine A. Feuer,Christine H. Farber,Therese A. Rando Book Summary:

This book presents an integrated treatment approach for those struggling to adapt after the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one. The authors weave together evidence-based clinical strategies grounded in cutting-edge knowledge about both trauma and grief. The book offers a clear framework and many practical tools for building survivors' psychological and interpersonal resources, processing their trauma, and facilitating mourning. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes over 30 reproducible handouts. Purchasers can access a companion website to download and print these materials as well as supplemental handouts and a sample 25-session treatment plan. Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Category

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

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Grief, Loss and Bereavement by Peter Wimpenny,John Costello Book Summary:

"Bereavement is a challenging area for everyone, including health and social care practitioners who are often well placed to offer help and support to the bereaved. This invaluable text draws together a comprehensive evidence-base for supporting grieving people from a wide range of research, and applies it to a health and social care context. Accessible and practical throughout, each chapter identifies key recommendations from the research and includes thinking points to help the reader apply them to practice. There is an overview chapter that examines theoretical perspectives and defines key concepts, such as grief, loss, bereavement, mourning and bereavement care. Part one explores bereavement across the lifespan, from childhood to older people. Part two looks at different interventions and care settings. 'Grief, Loss and Bereavement' is suitable for students and professionals in health and social care who want to gain an understanding of bereavement and bereavement care"--Provided by publisher.

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

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The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling by John R. Cutcliffe Book Summary:

A person's sense of hope is essential to bereavement counselling and nursing. This book brings together research and thinking on hope to give guidance to professionals working with the bereaved. Taking in a variety of sources, this book gives a comprehensive view of the developments and possibilities in hope-inspiring bereavement counselling.

Childhood Bereavement

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Childhood Bereavement by Gill Frances,Nina Job Book Summary:

Using case studies and drawing on best practice and expertise from across the Childhood Bereavement Network, this resource aims to help teachers and those working in schools to address death, dying and bereavement. It provides practical ideas for how to achieve this through the curriculum, as well as through pastoral care.

Bereavement Narratives

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Bereavement Narratives by Christine Valentine Book Summary:

Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved. In a radical departure, it emphasises normality and social and cultural diversity in grieving. Exploring the significance of the dying person’s final moments for those who are left behind, this book sheds new light on the variety of ways in which bereaved people maintain their relationship with dead loved ones and how the dead retain a significant social presence in the lives of the living. It draws practical conclusions for professionals in relation to the complex and social nature of grief and the value placed on the right to grieve in one’s own way – supporting and encouraging the bereaved person to articulate their own experience and find their own methods of coping. Based on new empirical research, Bereavement Narratives is an innovative and invaluable read for all students and researchers of death, dying and bereavement.

Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting

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Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting by E. Alessandra Strada Book Summary:

For patients and family caregivers the journey through illness and transitions of care is characterized by a series of progressive physical and emotional losses. Grief reactions represent the natural response to those losses. Grief is defined by a constellation of physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual manifestations, varying in length and severity. While grief reactions are common and expected responses to loss, they have the potential to cause significant suffering. And, while grief is not a disease, it can develop into a pathological process warranting specialized treatment. Additionally, some aspects of grief overlap with the symptoms of clinical depression and anxiety, making diagnosis difficult. Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting provides practical, evidence-based, and clinically effective approaches to understanding the multifaceted nature of grief and bereavement in patients with advanced illness and their caregivers. This handbook is an ideal tool for palliative care providers of various disciplines who provide direct clinical services to patients and family members. It assists clinicians in recognizing and identifying grief reactions as unique expressions of patients and caregivers' history and psychological functioning. Primary care physicians who provide care to patients and families will also find this practical assessment and treatment guide helpful. They will learn how to best support bereaved patients and caregivers when grief is uncomplicated, and when to choose more active interventions that may include appropriate referrals to mental health professionals.

Bereavement Care

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Bereavement Care by Jane Marie Kirschling,Marcia E Lattanzi,Stephen Fleming Book Summary:

Here is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at current bereavement care practices and key concerns of care providers. Covering a broad spectrum of topics, interests, and perspectives from divergent disciplines and clinical experiences, the contributing authors explore theories and constructs that can clarify and be useful in the provision of bereavement services. Bereavement Care: A New Look at Hospice and Community Based Services addresses important issues related to the delivery of bereavement care and services. Chapters focusing on clinical concerns examine ways to distinguish grief from depression and the use of Jung’s theory to expand an understanding of the grief process. Others explore options for community-based group interventions and the role of the volunteer in the provision of hospice bereavement services. Chapters with a research focus highlight effective assessment tools, the applicability of Bugen’s model, and the practice and problems involved in hospice bereavement services. This rich and compassionate volume will be helpful to mental health professionals, social workers, chaplains, nursing personnel, and volunteers who work with or provide services to bereaved persons and families.

Loss and Bereavement in Childbearing

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Loss and Bereavement in Childbearing by Rosemary Mander Book Summary:

This new edition of a groundbreaking work reflects important developments in the general understanding of, and research into, loss and death. Providing a wealth of information for both experienced and inexperienced midwives, the book covers topics including: perinatal and neonatal loss miscarriage and termination for foetal abnormality death of a mother in third world and first world settings difficulties encountered during future childbearing. Combining an authoritative research-based orientation with a critical yet human approach to this sensitive topic, the book aids midwives in providing effective care and support to those who experience loss. The author draws on relevant and largely research-based literature from a wide range of related disciplines to inform this area, which is only now receiving the attention it has long deserved.

Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement

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Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement by David E. Balk, PhD Book Summary:

In this comprehensive handbook, Charles Corr and David Balk improve our understanding of the challenges faced by adolescents when coping with death, dying, and bereavement. The volume is organized into three parts. Part I addresses specific issues involved in confrontations with death. Part II focuses on the role of bereavement. Part III explains specific therapeutic interventions for caregivers. The authors introduce us to adolescence as a special time in the human life cycle, a period quite separate from childhood and adulthood. They establish normative adolescents, and explain developmental tasks that are typical of early, middle, and late adolescence.

First Steps Through Bereavement

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First Steps Through Bereavement by Sue Mayfield Book Summary:

"First Steps' is a new series of short, affordable self-help guides on a range of key issues. In First Steps through Bereavement, Sue Mayfield provides practical and encouraging advice on coping with bereavement including how to get through the different stages of bereavement and how to express one's own feelings. Other titles in the First Steps series include Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Gambling and Problem Drinking.

Loss And Bereavement

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Loss And Bereavement by Payne, Sheila Book Summary:

This book aims to provide students with an understanding of important theoretical perspectives and specific models of adaptation to loss. It is assumed that loss and change are normal processes which occur within a social and cultural context, and the reader is introduced to historical and cultural perspectives which illustrate the diversity of approaches to loss.