Beyond Sympathy: What to Say and Do for Someone Suffering an Injury, Illness, or Loss

Beyond Sympathy: What to Say and Do for Someone Suffering an Injury, Illness, or Loss

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Overview

Beyond Sympathy: What to Say and Do for Someone Suffering an Injury, Illness, or Loss by Janice Harris Lord

The practical suggestions and examples for helping those who are hurting physically or emotionally in this sensitive book explore the rewards of truly helping someone. Knowing how to behave around someone who suffers physically or emotionally necessitates more than common courtesy; it requires sensitivity, insight, and an honest evaluation of commitment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780934793216
Publisher: Pathfinder Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/1989
Edition description: Second, Revised Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Preface11
Part IFrom Uneasiness to Understanding
Chapter 1The First Step in Helping15
Considering the Level of Care Needed
Evaluating the Level of your Commitment
Understanding the Grief of Loss
Taking Care of Yourself
Part IIUnderstanding the Needs of People in Specific Situations
Chapter 2Serious injury39
Chapter 3Terminal Illness45
Chapter 4Death Following Illness51
Chapter 5Sudden Death57
Chapter 6Suicide63
Chapter 7Rape67
Chapter 8Family Violence71
Chapter 9Loss of a Love/Divorce77
Chapter 10Job Loss/Forced Retirement81
Chapter 11Property Loss87
Part IIIHelping Principles
Chapter 12Empathetic Listening93
Listening
Coping With Intense Emotions
Dealing With Guilt
Sharing Your Own Experiences
Chapter 13Active Support115
Providing Practical Assistance
Sending Notes
Handling Second Victimizations
Giving Gifts
Part IVSpecial Issues
Chapter 14Understanding Reactions of Children133
Chapter 15Planning and Attending Funerals139
Chapter 16Coping with Holidays145
Chapter 17Understanding Spiritual and Mystical Experiences149
Chapter 18Suggesting Counseling155
Chapter 19Preventing Suicide161
Part VConclusion
Chapter 20Time and Recovery169
Appendix
Sample Notes175
Recommended Books179
Helpful Organizations183
Footnotes188
Index189

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