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Reviews from the First Edition. "Written with insight and sensitivity for people in all stages of grief and recovery, this book can be used as a resource for all caregivers, both professional and volunteer..It is essential reading for anyone engaged in bereavement counseling." —Oncology Nursing Forum "This book for caregivers provides a theoretical framework for understanding the process of bereavement and for stimulating further research." —An Annotated Bibliography on Death and Dying "The book offers clear descriptions of the grieving process, well-illustrated with case studies, and practical interventions for assisting the bereaved." —Journal of Palliative Care
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
BACKGROUND AND THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS.
Theoretical Foundations: The Evolution of Bereavement Theories.
Sanders' Integrative Theory of Bereavement.
PHASES OF BEREAVEMENT.
The First Phase: Shock—The Impact of Grief.
The Second Phase: Awareness of Loss.
The Third Phase: Conservation-Withdrawal.
The Fourth Phase: Healing—The Turning Point.
The Fifth Phase: Renewal.
THE MULTIDIMENSIONALITY OF GRIEF.
Early Childhood Impact.
Death and the Family Constellation.
Suicide, Homicide, and AIDS-Related Death.
TYPES OF BEREAVEMENT.
The Death of a Child.
The Death of a Spouse.
The Death of a Parent.
RITUALS OF LOSS.
Rites of Passage.
Care of the Caregiver.
The Lessons of Grief.