Loss and Bereavement: Managing Change

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This is a practical guide for all those involved in teaching and learning about bereavement, loss and managing change. It takes the reader through the theory and the process, and integrates the information into practice. The book provides a framework for teaching and understanding specific conflicts and their effects on health, and describes the underpinning theories and current research. The text considers work, school, family and social environments, and looks at ways of teaching, learning, organising and ...

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Overview

This is a practical guide for all those involved in teaching and learning about bereavement, loss and managing change. It takes the reader through the theory and the process, and integrates the information into practice. The book provides a framework for teaching and understanding specific conflicts and their effects on health, and describes the underpinning theories and current research. The text considers work, school, family and social environments, and looks at ways of teaching, learning, organising and training in loss, bereavement and change. Themes and issues of experiencing loss are considered, including bullying, violence, sexual crime and anger, along with ways of resolving these conflicts. Methods of dealing with death of a child, suicide, trauma and unemployment are also highlighted. The final section looks at coping mechanisms, such as assertiveness, grieving and post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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"A stimulating and practical book, aimed at students working with those experiencing grief, loss and bereavement in a wide range of settings. The book provides a refreshing approach to a difficult and often harrowing subject." Nursing Standard
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A practical guide to help provide support for those experiencing bereavement, loss, transition and change. Bringing a critical yet reflective dimension to this caring work, it provides a framework for understanding specific conflicts and their effects on health and encourages the use of a range of skills. Fourteen chapters consider the work, school, family and social environments and discuss themes including personal mortality, bullying, unemployment, violence, sexual crime and anger, the death of a child, mass disaster, and suicide. The final section considers coping mechanisms such as assertiveness, grieving and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632047871
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/23/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface;.

Acknowledgements;.

List of Contributors;.

Introduction;.

A theoretical framework for understanding loss and the helping process;.

Identity and power;.

Personal mortality;.

Bullying: coercion and control;.

A search for understanding - murder and violence;.

The effects of sexual violence on individuals and families;.

Suicide: an exploration;.

Job Loss;.

Portrait of family grief;.

Changing the emphasis on death - issues surrounding organ donation;.

Mass disaster;.

Anger, assertiveness and aggression;.

Preparing children for loss and bereavement;.

Community rites and the process of grieving;.

Afterword;.

References and Bibliography;.

Glossary;.

Index.

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