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Handbook of Bereavement : Theory, Research, and Intervention - Margaret S. Stroebe

Handbook of Bereavement

Theory, Research, and Intervention

By: Margaret S. Stroebe (Editor), Wolfgang Stroebe (Editor), Robert O. Hansson (Editor)

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Published: 26th March 1993
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The Handbook of Bereavement constitutes a comprehensive review of scientific knowledge on the consequences of losing a loved person through death. The volume brings into focus a wide variety of theoretical approaches that have recently been incorporated into bereavement research. Physiological changes associated with the mental and physical consequences of bereavement, where significant advances in knowledge have recently been made, are surveyed. The phenomenology of grief, distinctions between normal and pathological grief, as well as measurement and assessment techniques, are given detailed coverage. Chapters document not only detrimental effects to mental and physical health, but a much broader range of consequences associated with loss. They explore the relative vulnerability and coping styles of different individuals and groups. Analyses also go beyond the consideration of marital bereavement to reflect upon many different types of loss, including the special cases of bereavement among AIDS survivors and Holocaust survivors. Evaluations are provided of the availability and efficact of the different kinds of support for bereaved people, ranging from informal help to self-help groups to various counseling and therapy intervention programs. The Handbook of Bereavement brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars to report research and explore key issues on the topic of bereavement. Focusing on methodologically sound, theoretically oriented, and empirically derived knowledge, the authors provide a structured framework for researchers and practitioners.

"The reader of this book may be tempted--and rightly so--to call it the most comprehensive, thorough, and authoritative volume written on the subject in many years...Research design is particularly crucial, with sample selection, measures, instruments, biases, the main effects-interactions dilemma, and the heterogeneity of the concommitant psychopathology being outstanding issues." Renato D. Alarcon, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "...an important resource in finding that understanding balance between objectivity and experience." Ann Weber, Contemporary Psychology "...a scholarly and comprehensive work which accomplishes the editors' stated objective...a worthwhile resource for bereavement issues and concerns." Cathy Coyle, Social Work in Health Care "...a unique, research-based volume which provides readers with an up-to-date account of knowledge about bereavement's impact, and its emotional, physical, and social effects...Drawing on the work of leading researchers from around the world, the Handbook of Bereavement is a scholarly volume which presents cutting edge information about the nature and consequences of this deeply personal experience." Noetic Sciences Review "The editors are to be commended for the quality of the contributions they solicited and assembled...The book is mandatory reading for individuals desiring a thorough coverage of the current knowledge in the field of bereavement. Although advanced in its treatment of topics, I would recommend this handbook as a starting point for anyone interested in the field of thanatology. The critical analyses offered by the various contributors move the reader beyond a superficial understanding of the material. In a field in which the literature often appears to be part of a maze with few connecting points, Stroebe and her colleagues provide a valuable template for conceptualizing and interpreting additional material that the reader may encounter." Alicia Skinner Cook, source????

Introduction
Bereavement research and theory: an introduction to the Handbook
The Phenomenology and Measurement of Grief
The course of normal grief
Pathological grief reactions
Measurement issues in bereavement
Current Theories of Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement
Grief as an emotion and as disease: a social-constructionist perspective
Bereavement as a psychosocial transition: processes of adaptation to change
Grief: the social context of private feelings
Bereavement from the perspective of cognitive-experiential self-theory
Physiological Changes Following Bereavement
Biobehavioral consequences of loss in nonhuman primates: individual differences
Neuroendocrine changes following bereavement
Bereavement, depressive symptoms, and immune function
The Psychological, Social, and Health Impacts of Conjugal Bereavement
The mortality of bereavement: a review
Psychological resilience among widowed men and women: a 10-year follow-up of a national sample
Determinants of adjustment to bereavement in younger widows and widowers
The impact of spousal bereavement on older widows and widowers
The course of spousal bereavement in later life
Risk factors in bereavement outcome Catherine
Grief Reactions to Different Types of Loss
Loss and recovery
The death of a child is forever: the life course impact of child loss
Children's reactions to the death of a parent
Bereavement following death from AIDS: unique problems, reactions, and special needs
Sleep and dreams in well-adjusted and less adjusted Holocaust survivors
Coping, Counseling, and Therapy
The meaning of loss and adjustment to bereavement
Old age and widowhood: issues of personal control and independence
The support systems of American urban widows
The role of social support in bereavement Stanley
Bereavemnet self-help groups: a review of conceptual and methodological issues
Counseling and therapy of the bereaved Beverly Raphael, Warwick Middleton
Conclusions
Contemporary themes and controversies in bereavement research
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ISBN: 9780521393157
ISBN-10: 0521393159
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 26th March 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95