Effective Grief and Bereavement Support

Effective Grief and Bereavement Support

The Role of Family, Friends, Colleagues, Schools and Support Professionals

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` …a profoundly significant book on a topic rarely discussed and little researched, dealing with sudden or unexpected death. The authors have brought together the latest knowledge in the field, and explore how social networks and professionals working with the bereaved can help. This is an important book for all of us, who will sadly one day experience this... it is a must read for those in the field and those suffering.'- Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University`It is nothing short of impressive. Yes, more than impressive, because the down-to-earth nature of the studies and the reader-friendly presentation makes this textbook a gift to us all. And by all of us, I do in fact mean all.'- From the Foreword by Magne RaundalenEffective Grief and Bereavement Support shows how social networks, whether they be friends, colleagues or family, can provide an important source of support following sudden bereavement.Individuals in social networks surrounding bereaved people often feel very uncertain about how best to offer support following the death of someone close. As a result of this, people often find that their relationships with friends and family suffer in the wake of bereavement. Kari and Atle Dyregrov provide concrete, evidence-based advice about how support processes can be improved. Issues covered include common reactions to grief, problems that can arise within families as a result, when to involve professional assistance, how to help bereaved children, and the main principles for effective network support.This book will be essential reading for counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, priests, police, community doctors, hospital staff and teachers, as well bereaved families and those who support them.

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Social networks, whether of the heart or of the blood, seem to be the best at comforting those experiencing sudden bereavement. However, those in those networks, including counseling professionals, are frequently at a loss in knowing exactly what to do for the affected individual or family. The Dyregrovs, a physiotherapist/sociologist and clinical psychologist, respectively, provide concrete, evidence-based advice about how sudden death affects friends and family, what types of support the bereaved encounter and what they actually want, the special needs of children and young people, the effect of sudden death on social networks, challenges and solutions for social network support, main principles behind good support, and the types of support various groups (including family, friends, schools, and workplaces) can give. An appendix provides descriptions of projects including one for those affected by young suicides and another for children affected by cancer. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
ISBN: 9781843106678
Branch Call Number: 155.937 DYREG
Characteristics: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dyregrov, Atle

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