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Handling Death and Bereavement at Work / Edition 2

Handling Death and Bereavement at Work / Edition 2

by David Charles-Edwards


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Handling Death and Bereavement at Work / Edition 2

An estimated 3,500 people die every day in the UK. If someone at work or their partner or close family member dies, managers and colleagues need to respond appropriately. This book breaks new ground in placing bereavement on the management agenda. It addresses some challenging questions such as:

  • What to say and what not to say?
  • How to balance the needs of the person and the job?
  • How do you get it right in a diverse, multi-cultural workforce?
  • How do you decide what time off is reasonable?
  • How can other people at work help, as well as avoiding making the situation worse?

This book is an essential guide for anyone in an organisation who has to take responsibility in the event of death. It covers issues such as what do in the event of a sudden death at work, managing staff who are terminally ill, and practical help after death including funerals. It is a unique and constant point of reference for anyone concerned with one of the most challenging issues to be faced in the workplace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415347242
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/17/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

David Charles-Edwards is an experienced management consultant and counsellor in the field of leadership, relationships, diversity, change and loss. A former Industrial Society adviser, he has also led the personnel function in two health authorities and managed the British Association for Counselling (now BACP).

Table of Contents

Part A: Introduction 1. Is it Any of Our Business? 2. How Organisations Can Help 3. How People at Work Can Help Part B: Dealing with Loss and Bereavement 4. Bereavement Counselling 5. What are Loss and Bereavement? 6. Elements of Bereavement 7. Helping the Bereaved Person at Work 8. Sudden Death at Work 9. Children and Young People Part C: Facing Death 10. The Practical Tasks After Death 11. What is Death and What Does it Mean? 12. Preparing for Dying and Death 13. Ignoring Death 14. Choosing When to Die: Suicide and Euthanasia Part D: The Community, Death and Bereavement 15. Funerals and Rites of Passage 16. Culture, Religion and Death Part E: Case Studies Part F: Appendices 1. The Core Conditions of Helping 2. A Checklist for the Bereaved Person 3. Further Reading 4. Organsiations Supporting the Bereaved

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