The author's brother, Martin, was her closest ally and friend. He suddenly became ill and died in just a few months. Written in the year that followed, the author begins to restructure her life. Moving between stories of childhood and adulthood, from life to death and its aftermath, she describes her loss, and how she has come to terms with grief.
Many healthcare professionals have to deal with the shock, reactions and emotional aftermath of people facing the sudden death of someone close to them. Knowing how to help, what to say or do, needs learned skills, self-knowledge and support for both the professional and the client. This book deals directly with these issues.
Offers an interdisciplinary introduction to death, dying, and bereavement. Integrating the experiential and the scholarly, as well as the emotional and intellectual dimensions of death and dying, this seventh edition provides coverage of death studies.
The cruel early death of his wife Helen tears up the script of Adam Golightly's middle-class, middle-aged existence. Miserably single, outnumbered by his kids and haunted by life's screaming fragility, he recounts his fight back against the hand of fate.
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. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement.
David Kessler - the world's foremost expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving - journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.
'The morning after John's death, I remember feeling absolutely enraged that the world had kept turning and the sun had come up as if nothing had happened.'Lindsay Nicholson and her husband, the Observer journalist John Merritt, were regarded as a golden couple.
Drawing on decades of work in the field of suicide prevention and research, and having been bereaved by suicide twice, Professor O'Connor is here to help. And for those who are struggling to get through the tragedy of suicide, it will help you find strength in the darkest of places.
Focuses on what happens after a death has taken place. Drawing on social theory and anthropology, This book reviews the ways grief, mourning and death ritual have been approached by academics and practitioners in the field. It combines reviews with illustrative examples of grief, mourning and death ritual as they manifest in specific settings.
Steers a clear path through the main arguments in this most difficult ethical maze. While providing a balanced account of the issues involved, makes a distinctive contribution to the debate and reaches some possibly surprising conclusions.
'One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time.' Nick Hornby
This new text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of loss via exploration into three major types of loss: imortant relationships, those that damage our self-esteem and losses resulting from victimization.
This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play.
Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide, providing useful strategies and support for those affected by suicide, as well as professionals working with them.
Explores the law relating to euthanasia and assisted suicide, tracing its development from prohibition through to the laissez faire attitude adopted in a number of countries in 21st Century. This book provides a critique of the arguments surrounding legislative control of such practices and particularly looks into the regulatory role of the state.
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.
In this collection of accounts, people share their experiences of losing loved ones through death from natural causes, genetic conditions, accident, suicide and murder. Looking at death from different perspectives, it encourages people to understand their own grief and how those around to them might be affected by what can seem a very private loss.
In this practical book on why and how people grieve, the author addresses the experience of bereavement and loss in a wide range of contexts, including: death and dying; ageing; disability; illness and AIDS; and cultural loss. It presents ideas for practical solutions and discusses strategies to help clients regain control of their lives.
In The Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning Roger Grainger focuses on the role of funerals in promoting the personal and social adjustment of the bereaved. Tying together folklore with funeral practices, the author has created a work that examines the anthropological, psychological and superstitious aspects of our relationship to death and dying.
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The five stages of grief are part of our common understanding of bereavement. This book is suitable for those with an interest in bereavement or the five stages of grief.
This book is a valuable guide, helping adults connect with grieving teens. The reader will find background information along with many specific activities to help teens reflect upon and talk about their particular concerns.