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In the Presence of Grief : Helping Family Members Resolve Death, Dying, and Bereavement Issues - Dorothy S. Becvar

In the Presence of Grief

Helping Family Members Resolve Death, Dying, and Bereavement Issues

Paperback Published: 8th August 2003
ISBN: 9781572309371
Number Of Pages: 284

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Illuminating the impact of loss and grief on our psychological and emotional lives, this book provides vital guidance to ease painful transitions and facilitate healing. The author emphasizes that dealing with the death of a loved one involves more than picking up the pieces and moving on: rather, healing is an ongoing journey on which grief is a constant companion. For those in a supportive role, the focus is on helping the bereaved to navigate the grieving process and, ultimately, to reclaim joy as well as sadness as an integral part of life. Filled with personal narratives and examples, the book demonstrates effective ways to help survivors cope with commonly experienced issues, problems, and concerns.

'All authors aspire to make an impact. A few succeed. Dorothy Becvar's work is an example of such an achievement. Clinicians will find many ideas that can be applied immediately in their day-to-day work with families and individuals. This book will help students at all levels understand the main issues of resolution and grief.' - Death Studies 'This is an excellent resource for clinicians, pastors, grief counsellors, professors, and anyone else concerned with caring for those who grieve. It is uniquely thorough and insightful, well written, and admirably humane in its tone.' - Family Ministry

The Contexts of Grief
Introductionp. 3
Understanding Death, Dying, and Bereavementp. 24
When Death Comes Unannouncedp. 45
When Death Is Anticipatedp. 66
When the Question of Euthanasia Emergesp. 86
When a Child Diesp. 105
When a Sibling Diesp. 125
When a Parent Diesp. 143
When a Spouse Diesp. 163
When an Extended Family Member or Friend Diesp. 184
Grief in the Context of Therapy
Creating Funerals, Ceremonies, and Other Healing Ritualsp. 207
Searching for Meaningp. 226
Reclaiming Joyp. 245
Referencesp. 267
Indexp. 278
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ISBN: 9781572309371
ISBN-10: 1572309377
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 8th August 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.34  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.45