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  1. The Shame of Death, Grief, and Trauma

    Edited by Jeffrey Kauffman

    Shame is a common and pervasive feature of the human response to death and other losses, yet this often goes unrecognized due to a reluctance to acknowledge and confront it. This book intends to expose shame for what it is, allowing clinicians to see that it is the central psychological force...

    Published February 24th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Bereavement

    Studies of Grief in Adult Life, Fourth Edition

    By Colin Murray Parkes, Holly G. Prigerson

    The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that most of us will ever have to face in our lives. This book recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realise that they are not alone in...

    Published August 27th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Hospice and Palliative Care

    The Essential Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Stephen R. Connor

    In the past 35 years, the hospice movement has undergone major changes and has grown enormously. Palliative care is of growing importance to society as our culture struggles with how to provide compassionate end-of-life care to a growing segment of the population. This book provides professionals...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Decision Making near the End of Life

    Issues, Developments, and Future Directions

    Edited by James L. Werth Jr., Dean Blevins

    Series: Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement

    Decision Making near the End of Life provides a comprehensive overview of the recent developments that have impacted decision-making processes within the field of end-of-life care. The most current developments in all aspects of major underlying issues such as public attitudes, the impact of media,...

    Published October 20th 2008 by Routledge

  5. What Should I Believe?

    Why Our Beliefs about the Nature of Death and the Purpose of Life Dominate Our Lives

    By Dorothy Rowe

    Suddenly, in the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we’re religious or not. If we’re not in danger of being blown up by a suicide bomber we’ve got leaders to whom God speaks, ordering them to start a war. We’re beset by people who demand that we...

    Published October 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  6. Bereavement Narratives

    Continuing bonds in the twenty-first century

    By Christine Valentine

    Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved. In a radical departure, it emphasises normality and social and...

    Published July 8th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Communication as Comfort

    Multiple Voices in Palliative Care

    By Sandra L. Ragan, Elaine M. Wittenberg-Lyles, Joy Goldsmith, Sandra Sanchez Reilly

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This exceptional work explores the complexities of communication at one of the most critical stages of the life experience--during advanced, serious illness and at the end of life. Challenging the predominantly biomedical model that informs much communication between seriously ill and/or dying...

    Published March 13th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes

    Edited by Adrian Tomer, Grafton T. Eliason, Paul T. P. Wong

    Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes provides: an in-depth examination of death attitudes, existentialism, and spirituality and their relationships; a review of the major theoretical models; clinical applications of these models to issues such as infertility, bereavement, anxiety,...

    Published July 31st 2007 by Psychology Press

  9. Creative Interventions in Grief and Loss Therapy

    When the Music Stops, a Dream Dies

    Edited by Thelma Duffey

    Get the tools to help the grief that comes when a dream diesEvery person at one time or another suffers when his or her dreams are shattered. Creative Interventions in Grief and Loss Therapy: When the Music Stops, a Dream Dies provides truly innovative approaches to therapeutically help individuals...

    Published June 7th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Remember Me

    Constructing Immortality - Beliefs on Immortality, Life, and Death

    Edited by Margaret Mitchell

    Remember Me brings together contributors from around the world with unique insight on the ways in which one's relationship with loved ones continues, endures, and perhaps even grows after death. Much of the available literature speaks of healthy bereavement as letting go of the deceased and moving...

    Published January 30th 2007 by Routledge