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Handbook of Bereavement Research : Consequences, Coping and Care - Margaret S. Stroebe

Handbook of Bereavement Research

Consequences, Coping and Care

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

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9781557987365
Number Of Pages: 688

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New research continues to challenge our assumptions about the fundamental nature and course of grief: its roots in our biology, our emotions, and our social interactions. The ""Handbook of Bereavement Research"" provides a broad view of diverse contemporary approaches to bereavement, examining both normal adaptation and complicated manifestations of grief. In this volume, leading interdisciplinary scholars focus on three important themes in bereavement research: consequences, coping and care. In exploring the consequences of bereavement, authors examine developmental factors that influence grief both for the individual and the family at different phases of the life cycle. In exploring coping, they describe exciting new empirical studies about how people can and do cope with grief, without professional intervention. People do not grieve alone, so chapters on coping present new ways to understand grief at an interpersonal level as well. Until recently, intervention for the bereaved has not been scientifically guided and has become the subject of challenging differences of opinion and approach. Chapters in the care section of the volume critically examine interventions to date and provide guidance for assessment and more empirically guided treatment strategies. The ""Handbook"" provides an up-to-date comprehensive review of scientific knowledge about bereavement in an authoritative yet accessible way that should be useful reading for researchers, practitioners and health care professionals in the 21st century.

Prefacep. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Introduction: Concepts and Issues in Contemporary Research on Bereavementp. 3
Theory, Methodology, and Ethical Issuesp. 23
A Historical Overview of the Scientific Study of Bereavementp. 25
Grief, Bonds, and Relationshipsp. 47
Emotion, Attachment, and Bereavement: A Conceptual Commentaryp. 63
Quantitative or Qualitative? Measurement Issues in the Study of Griefp. 89
The Dynamics of Ethical Decision Making in Bereavement Researchp. 119
Consequences: The Bereaved Individual Across the Life Spanp. 143
Bereavement Experiences and Personal Growthp. 145
Developmental Context of Childhood: Grief and Regrief Phenomenap. 169
Bereavement During Adolescence: A Review of Researchp. 199
Parental Response to Child Loss Across the Life Cycle: Clinical and Research Perspectivesp. 219
Bereavement and Old Agep. 241
Consequences: The Bereaved Individual in Social Contextp. 261
Grief From an Evolutionary Perspectivep. 263
A Social Constructionist Perspective on Cultural Differences in Griefp. 285
Grief in Interpersonal Perspective: Theories and Their Implicationsp. 301
Meaning Making in Family Bereavement: A Family Systems Approachp. 329
Risk Factors in Bereavement Outcome: A Methodological and Empirical Reviewp. 349
Coping: Basic Concepts and Their Measurementp. 373
Models of Coping With Bereavement: A Reviewp. 375
The Myths of Coping With Loss Revisitedp. 405
Processes of Grieving: How Bonds Are Continuedp. 431
Assessment of Coping With Loss: Dimensions and Measurementp. 449
Coping: Exploration of the Mechanismsp. 471
Physiological Indices of Functioning in Bereavementp. 473
Grief and Emotion: A Social--Functional Perspectivep. 493
Disclosing and Sharing Emotion: Psychological, Social, and Health Consequencesp. 517
Ruminative Coping and Adjustment to Bereavementp. 545
Revised Coping Theory and the Process of Bereavementp. 563
Care: Intervening in the Coping Processp. 585
Psychotherapeutic and Pharmacological Intervention for Bereaved Personsp. 587
Traumatic Grief as a Distinct Disorder: A Rationale, Consensus Criteria, and a Preliminary Empirical Testp. 613
Grief and Cognitive--Behavioral Therapy: The Reconstruction of Meaningp. 647
Physiological Effects of Bereavement and Bereavement Support Group Interventionsp. 671
The Efficacy of Bereavement Interventions: Determining Who Benefitsp. 705
Retrospective on the New Handbook: Editorial Viewp. 739
Future Directions for Bereavement Researchp. 741
Author Indexp. 767
Subject Indexp. 799
About the Editorsp. 813
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ISBN: 9781557987365
ISBN-10: 155798736X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.05  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.84