This work grew out of the International Conference on Children and Death held in Athens, Greece in October 1989. The conference brought together professionals from different cultures, backgrounds, theoretical perspectives and clinical settings to share their knowledge, insight and support in promoting the philosophy of death education, hospice care and bereavement support to children and families in need. Some of the questions addressed include: How can we educate children about death? How can we best support them when they are grieving? How can we best understand the bereavement process experienced by family members when a child dies?
Introduction: explaining death to children and ourselves, E.A. Grollman. Part 1 Death in the world of children and adolescents: helping children cope with death, H.Wass; understanding adolescents and death, C.A.Corr; college student death - postvention issues for educators and counsellors, R.L.Wrenn; preserving children's mental health under threat of war, M.Lahad and O.Ayalon; suicidal attempts and suicides in Greek adolescents, S.Beratis. Part 2 Grieving children and families: a child's perception of death, J.A.Excell; group intervention with bereaved children, S.Fleming and L. Balmer; responses of children to the death of a sibling, B.Davies; family intervention with families bereaved or about to be bereaved, D.Black. Part 3 Dying children, families, and professionals: the dying child, E.Kubler-Ross; utilizing art and imagery in death and dying counselling, S.R.Baker; the seriously ill child - management of family and medical surroundings, G.Raimbault; on the choice to live or die, M.Bouras. Part 4 Programmes for the care of dying children and their families: "Care of the child dying from cancer " - Home vs Hospital, J.J.Hutter, Jr, et al; home-based palliative care for children - a feasibility study, C.M.Duffy, et al; coping with terminal care in paediatric cancer, G.B.Humphrey, et al; hospice care for children - their families and health care providers, A.Armstrong-Dailey. Part 5 Parental bereavement and adjustment to the loss of a child: parental adjustment to the loss of a child, T.A.Rando; grief is an individual journey - follow up a families postdeath of a child with cancer, I.M.Martinson; marital intimacy in bereaved and nonbereaved couples - a comparative study, A.Lang and L.Gottlieb; legitimate grieving? - working with infertility, S.Jennings. Part 6 Stress, coping, and needs of professionals: working with dying children - a professional's personal journey, D.Papadatou; professional stress - creating a context for caring, M.Lattanzi-Licht; achievement in failure - working with staff in dangerous situations, D.Steinberg. Conclusion: children and death - insights, hindsights and illuminations, S.L.Bertman. Epilogue: before adolescence and coming of age, B.Samios and N.Varveri-Sofra.
Series: Series in Clinical and Community Psychology,
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 1st March 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1