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Awareness of Mortality

Awareness of Mortality

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jeffrey Kauffman
December 18, 2020

All of us who work in the field of death and dying are, beyond our projects and our practices, working on our awareness of our own mortality. This richly stimulating collection of original articles challenges the reader to develop a disciplined and focused awareness of his/her own mortality, and to...

Sorrow and Solace The Social World of the Cemetery

Sorrow and Solace The Social World of the Cemetery

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Philip Bachelor
September 30, 2020

Sorrow and Solace focuses on the importance of cemeteries in the lives of everyday mourners, and ways in which our bereaved give meaning to and draw value from their commemorative activities. The death of someone dear to us is among the most momentous life event that we experience. In many ...

When Dreams Don't Work Professional Caregivers and Burnout

When Dreams Don't Work Professional Caregivers and Burnout

1st Edition

Ronna F Jevne, Donna Reilly Williams
June 15, 1998

When Dreams Don't Work: Professional Caregivers and Burnout presents a fresh perspective on burnout. This book examines the origins and qualities of the dreams (visions) of professional caregivers and the ways those very qualities are risk factors for burnout. ""When Dreams Don't Work: Professional...

Fading away The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness

Fading away The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness

1st Edition

Betty Davies PhD.
June 15, 1995

This book comes out of an in-depth, qualitative study of the experiences of twenty-three families in which one parent was dying of cancer. The study attempted to better understand the impact of terminal illness on the entire family system and sought to develop a theoretical framework that would ...

The Magical Thoughts of Grieving Children Treating Children with Complicated Mourning and Advice for Parents

The Magical Thoughts of Grieving Children Treating Children with Complicated Mourning and Advice for Parents

1st Edition

James. A. Fogarty
June 15, 2000

This book is designed for clinicians, educators, clergy, and nurses - anyone who is assisting children who have experienced the death of a loved one. This work offers a unique framework for helping children heal from the wounds created by the life process of death, a framework that has its defining...

Eternity and Me The Everlasting Things in Life and Death

Eternity and Me The Everlasting Things in Life and Death

1st Edition

Allan Kellehear
June 15, 2004

The 40 short reflections in this book address the ways in which we face the prospect of death and loss. The first 20 reflections are designed to be read by (or to) anyone living with a life-threatening illness; the other 20 are reflections on living with grief, especially bereavement. Each ...

Letters from a Friend A Sibling's Guide to Coping and Grief

Letters from a Friend A Sibling's Guide to Coping and Grief

1st Edition

Erika R. Barber
June 15, 2003

This unique workbook is a comprehensive compilation of therapeutic activities developed to address the needs and issues of children and adolescents following the death of a brother or sister. The workbook is organized into distinct topic-specific sections relating to sibling hospitalisation, ...

Pet Death

Pet Death

1st Edition

Sandra Helene Straub
September 01, 2003

In "Pet Death", Dr. Straub addresses issues and feelings commonly encountered after the death of a pet. Practical guidelines are provided for coping with feelings of loss and sorrow. Many questions arise from the difficult topic of euthanasia, and in this book, the medical aspect of this procedure ...

Suicide by Cop Committing Suicide by Provoking Police to Shoot You

Suicide by Cop Committing Suicide by Provoking Police to Shoot You

1st Edition

Mark Lindsay, David Lester, PhD.
April 25, 2019

This book examines what we know about the phenomenon of suicide by cop and places this behavior in a broader context. For example, some murder victims (perhaps as many as a quarter) provoke the murderer, to some extent, into killing them-so-called victim-precipitated homicide. In some cases, it has...

Health Care & Spirituality Listening, Assessing, Caring

Health Care & Spirituality Listening, Assessing, Caring

1st Edition

Richard B. Gilbert
June 15, 2000

Few areas in life have experienced the rapid pace of change that has been the experience of health care. It's an area where nothing feels "safe" and everything is threatened with reexamination and redefinition. Accompanying this situation is a new appreciation for the human spirit and the gift of ...

Fixin' to Die A Compassionate Guide to Committing Suicide or Staying Alive

Fixin' to Die A Compassionate Guide to Committing Suicide or Staying Alive

1st Edition

David Lester, PhD.
June 15, 2003

This book is a guide to making and carrying out the psychological decision to kill oneself or, if one so decide, to continue living. It focuses on the decision to commit suicide than on the decision to continue living....

The Impact of Art and Culture on Caregiving The Impact of Art and Culture on Caregiving

The Impact of Art and Culture on Caregiving The Impact of Art and Culture on Caregiving

1st Edition

John D Morgan
January 17, 2019

"Meeting the Needs of Our Clients Creatively: The Impact of Art and Culture on Caregiving" is an important new work which integrates traditional understandings of care of the dying and bereaved with the use of arts and other forms of cultural creativity in therapy and funeralization. Twenty-one ...

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