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Living Beyond Loss : Death in the Family - Monica McGoldrick

Living Beyond Loss

Death in the Family

By: Monica McGoldrick (Editor), Froma Walsh (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th April 2004
ISBN: 9780393704389
Number Of Pages: 350

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The editors' clinical framework identifies variables that heighten risk for individual, couple, or family dysfunction and describes key processes that foster healing and growth. Chapters by leading authorities reveal how the family response to loss affects all members and their relationships across the life cycle and the generations. New chapters address such topics as spirituality, gender issues, suicide and other traumatic deaths, unacknowledged and stigmatized losses, and resilience-based approaches to family and community recovery from major disaster. In a completely new section, prominent family therapists offer poignant reflections on their own legacies of loss. Throughout Living Beyond Loss, Second Edition, readers will find valuable therapeutic guidelines for working with threatened loss and end-of-life dilemmas, the immediate aftermath of traumatic loss, and long-term complications. Case illustrations address a wide range of loss situations, show their ripple effects, and suggest ways to address hidden losses when other symptoms are presented. Therapists and counselors will find their own lives and practices deeply enriched by this new volume.

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Preface to Second Edition
Loss and the Family: A Systemic Perspectivep. 3
A Time to Mourn: Death and the Family Life Cyclep. 27
Family Reaction to Deathp. 47
Legacies of Loss: Multigenerational Ripple Effectsp. 61
Loss and Family Scriptsp. 85
Gender and Mourningp. 99
Mourning in Different Culturesp. 119
The Multigenerational Transmission of Loss and Trauma: The African-American Experiencep. 161
Spirituality, Death, and Lossp. 182
Helping Families with Anticipatory Loss and Terminal Illnessp. 213
Ambiguous Lossp. 237
Unacknowledged and Stigmatized Lossesp. 247
Working with Families in the Aftermath of Suicidep. 272
Facilitating Family and Community Resilience in Response to Major Disasterp. 285
Echoes from the Past: Helping Families Deal with Their Ghostsp. 310
Rituals and the Healing Processp. 340
The Impact on the Family Therapist of a Focus on Death, Dying, and Bereavementp. 358
Personal Reflections on Lossp. 373
Loss and Transformationp. 377
My Father's Terminal Illness: Seizing the Moment for Changep. 379
Tell Me She's Not Dead: Living Beyond the Loss of Our Childp. 387
Different in the World: Hidden Dimensions of Sibling Lossp. 391
People Die; Relationships Don't: Surviving My Mother's Suicidep. 397
Surviving My Sister's Suicide: A Journey Through Griefp. 401
Staying Alive: My Family Inheritance of Breast Cancerp. 406
Naming the Tears: Loss in Cross-Cultural Contextp. 413
Their Good Spirits Came to Take Themp. 419
Family Legacies of the Holocaust: My Journey to Recover the Pastp. 423
Hin und Zuruck: Back to Where We Came Fromp. 428
Indexp. 433
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ISBN: 9780393704389
ISBN-10: 0393704386
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 17th April 2004
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised