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Families Making Sense of Death : Understanding Families (Paperback) - Janice W. Nadeau

Families Making Sense of Death

Understanding Families (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9780761902669
Number Of Pages: 304

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Through interviews and analysis, the author explores the healing process within the family context, and looks at the dynamics at work in families in which a member has died. With a keen sense of empathy, the author shares stories which show how, gradually, families come to terms with their grief and make sense of the death, as time goes by.

This `family meaning-making' is not a linear process; it is alternately stimulated and inhibited within a family. The author draws conclusions from her research about which particular social factors and conditions play a role in the overall outcome. She succeeds in showing not only how different families cope with death within the family, but also how skilful and sensitive field research

Meaning-Making as a Family Process
Past Attempts to Understand Family Meaning-Making
Capturing Family Meaning-Making
Patterns of Meaning-Making
Stories, Dreams, Comparing and Coincidencing
Characterization and Family Speak
Negative and Ultimate Meanings
Meanings about Death and Family Change
Looking into the Future
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ISBN: 9780761902669
ISBN-10: 076190266X
Series: Understanding Families (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st November 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.44  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.45