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Widow to Widow : How the Bereaved Help One Another - Phyllis R. Silverman

Widow to Widow

How the Bereaved Help One Another

Paperback Published: 30th September 2004
ISBN: 9780415947497
Number Of Pages: 282

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Following the death of a spouse or partner, the strength, support, and friendship found among one's peers can be crucial to the meaning making and transformative processes of grief. This book shares the experiences of widows who have found comfort and continuity in mutual-help and community support programs. In the second edition of her pioneering text, Phyllis Silverman brings the success of the original widow-to-widow program into the 21st century, preparing a new generation of community leaders, clergy, counselors, hospice staff, social workers, and the widowed themselves to organize and implement mutual-help programs. "Widow to Widow" combines practical information and sensitive insight, with moving firsthand accounts of widows and widowers threaded throughout the text. The mutual-help approach offers a fundamental paradigm shift from the treatment of grief to a focus on growth and development through an intimate sharing of wisdom, tears, laughter, and experience. Through a deeper understanding of widowhood and how the bereaved can help one another, this book can empower you to help others, and perhaps yourself, to move through the grieving process with the support of your peers.

Industry Reviews

'Widow to Widow powerfully links theory and practice perspectives through the extensive use of case illustrations...its comprehensive knowledge base and the challenge to the professional monopoly of bereavment care, makes this an important text for all carers, new or experienced, who are offering support to the widowed.' - Linda Machin, Bereavement Care, 2006

Series Editor
Various Dimensions of Widowhood
Theoretical Perspectives on Grief and Healing
Widows and Widowers: Gender Differences
Grief As a Time of Loss and Change: The Nature of Transition
Help in a Mutual-Help Context
On Helping
Could This Really Be Happening to Me?
Uncertainty: What Will Happen Next?
Looking to the Future: The Fruits of Help
Parenting Alone: Widowed with Dependent Children
The Older Widowed
Research Findings
The Widowed As Helpers
Resources for the Widowed
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ISBN: 9780415947497
ISBN-10: 0415947499
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 30th September 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition