The Loss of a Life Partner: Narratives of the Bereaved by Carolyn Ambler Walter

The Loss of a Life Partner: Narratives of the Bereaved

byCarolyn Ambler Walter

Kobo ebook | July 24, 2012

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-- Social Work Today

Carolyn Ambler Walter, Ph.D., LCSW, is a professor at the Center for Social Work Education at Widener University, Chester, PA, and maintains a private clinical social work practice. Dr. Walter is co-author of Breast Cancer in the Life Course: Women's Experiences, and is the author of The Timing of Motherhood.
Title:The Loss of a Life Partner: Narratives of the BereavedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231529341

ISBN - 13:9780231529341

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Table of Contents

Chapter One Theories of Grief: How They Inform Our Understanding of the Loss of a Partner
Classical Paradigm of Grief
Postmodern Paradigm of Grief
Integrating the Paradigms
Chapter Two Loss of a Partner: Current Issues
Review of Literature on Loss of a Spouse
Gender and Grief
Review of Literature on Opposite-Sex Partner Loss
Review of Literature on Same-Sex Partner Loss
Similarities and Differences Among Types of Partner Loss
Chapter Three Loss of a Spouse
Young Widows
Bereaved Older Spouses
Chapter Summary
Chapter Four Loss of an Opposite-Sex Partner
Disenfranchised Grief
Chapter Summary
Chapter Five Loss of a Gay Partner
Issues Faced by a Bereaved Gay Partner
Chapter Summary
Chapter Six Loss of a Lesbian Partner
Issues Faced by a Bereaved Lesbian Partner
Chapter Summary
Chapter Seven Similar and Diverse Themes Among Bereaved Partners
Ambivalence Regarding Existing Ties with Deceased Partner
Discrimination Experienced by Surviving Partners in Nontraditional Relationships
Using Memories and Continuing Bonds with the Bereaved to Cope with Grieving
Developing New Relationships While Continuing Bonds with the Deceased Partner
Making Meaning from the Experience of the Death of a Partner
Chapter Summary
Chapter Eight Interventions
A Classical Model of Interventions with Bereaved Partners
A Postmodern Model of Interventions with Bereaved Partners
Interventions with Bereaved Spouses
Interventions with Young Widows
Interventions with Bereaved Men
Interventions with Bereaved Domestic Partners
Interventions with Bereaved Lesbian Partners
Interventions with Bereaved Gay Partners
Working with Gay and Lesbian Bereaved Partners
Chapter Summary
Chapter Nine Clinical Implications
Clinical Implications for Interventions with Bereaved Partners
Clinical Implications for Interventions with Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Partners
Clinical Implications for a Response to the Events of September 11, 2001

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Well structured and accessible to both lay and professional readers.