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How We Grieve: Relearning the World / Edition 1

How We Grieve: Relearning the World / Edition 1

by Thomas Attig
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    ISBN-13: 2900195074566
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Publication date: 05/23/1996
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 224
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling; currently an independent applied philosopher, writer, and speaker

    Table of Contents


    Introduction to the Second Edition

    Chapter 1 - Stories of Grieving: Listening and Responding
    ·Martin and Louise
    Bill, Diane and Margaret
    Ed, Elise, and David
    Stories Are the Heart of the Matter: The Point of Thinking about Grieving
    Why Do Persons Look to Books on Grieving?
    They Seek General Understanding
    They Seek Respect for Individuality
    They Seek Ways to Deal with Helplessness in Grieving
    They Seek Guidance for Caregivers

    Chapter 2 - Grieving Is Active: We Need Not Be Helpless
    ·The Story of Martin and Louise
    ·Jennifer's Story
    Bereavement Is Choiceless, but Grieving Is Not
    Grief Is an Emotion, Grieving a Coping Process
    Some Say We Grieve in Stages or Phases
    Some Describe Our Grieving in Medical Terms
    Is It Helpful to Talk of Stages, Phases and Medical Analogies?
    Some Say that as We Grieve We Address Tasks
    A Task-Based, Active View
    Some Choices We All Have as We Grieve
    Grieving Is Active: A Summary

    Chapter 3 - Respecting Individuals When They Grieve
    ·The Story of Bill and Diane
    ·Respecting Individual Flourishing
    Respecting Individual Vulnerabilities
    Acting Respectfully Once We Understand Individual
    Flourishing and Vulnerability
    What Our Self-Respect Requires

    Chapter 4 - Relearning the World: How We Grieve
    ·The Story of Ed and Elise
    ·How We Relearn Our Worlds
    The Worlds We Relearn
    We Relearn Our Physical Surroundings
    We Relearn Our Relationships with Fellow Survivors
    We Relearn Our Selves
    We Relearn Our Places in Space and Time
    The Power of the Relearning Idea

    Chapter 5 - Relearning Our Selves: Grief and Personal Integrity
    ·David's Story
    ·Margaret's Story
    How Are We to Understand Ourselves in Loss and Grief?
    An Image of How We Become the Selves We Are
    Our Selves in Loss and Grief: Elaborating the Image
    As We Cope, We Engage with and Move beyond Suffering
    We Struggle to Put Our Shattered Lives Back Together
    We Seek New Ways to Complete Our Life Stories
    We Become Whole Again as Parts of Larger Wholes
    Together We Reshape Our Families and Communities
    Advantages of This Idea of Relearning Our Selves

    Chapter 6 - Relearning Our Relationships with the Deceased: Grief, Love and Separation
    ·Kathryn's Story
    ·Colleen's Story
    What We Lose, and What We Do Not Lose, When Someone Dies
    Let Go We Must, but Not Entirely
    We Continue to Love and Cherish the Stories of Lives Now Ended
    We Still Care About What Those Who Died Cared About.
    Advantages of This Idea of Relearning Our Relationships with the Deceased


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