Parents and Bereavement: A Personal and Professional Exploration

Paperback | June 15, 2012

byChristine Young, Tracy Dowling

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Grief is a very individual experience and it can impact all aspects of a person's life. Parents and Bereavement: A Personal and Professional Exploration of Grief brings together latest research and practice from the pioneering children and young adults' hospice - Helen and Douglas House,alongside the personal experience of a parent.The book includes information on a range of challenges faced by parents, including supporting surviving children, making challenging decisions about subsequent pregnancies, managing the impact of grief on relationships, and facing birthdays and anniversaries. It discusses both, the theories and theday-to-day experience of grief, and what might make a difference to how people manage it. This will be an invaluable resource for professionals involved in supporting families with end of life care and bereavement issues, including palliative care professionals, counsellors, and social workers. Parents and Bereavement will also help parents, family, and friends to understand and supporteach other through such loss.

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Grief is a very individual experience and it can impact all aspects of a person's life. Parents and Bereavement: A Personal and Professional Exploration of Grief brings together latest research and practice from the pioneering children and young adults' hospice - Helen and Douglas House,alongside the personal experience of a parent.The...

Christine Young is Former Head of Family Support and Bereavement at the Helen and Douglas House in Oxford, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pagesPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199652643

ISBN - 13:9780199652648

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Table of Contents

1. What happens when we grieve?2. Secondary Losses3. Supporting Surviving Children4. How Grief Impacts Couples5. Grandparents, Extended Family, and Friends6. Anniversaries, Birthdays, and other Family Celebrations7. Getting The Support You Need and What to Do if Your Support Lets You Down8. Medical Questions and Concerns9. Planning a Funeral10. Creating and Retaining Memories11. Facing the FutureAppendix. Resource List