Effective grief and bereavement support : the role of family, friends, colleagues, schools, and support professionals /
Kari Dyregrov and Atle Dyregrov ; foreword by Magne Raundalen.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.
271 p.
9781843106678 (pb : alk. paper)
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London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.
9781843106678 (pb : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 2009-07-01:
Norwegian behavioral scientists and clinicians Kari and Atle Dyregrov have produced a distinguished record based on more than 20 years of research on traumatic death bereavement and its effects on adults and children. In this volume, they have distilled their findings to concisely and cogently describe the pathways adult and child survivors follow--and their needs for social support--after a loved one's traumatic death, brilliantly summarizing how survivors experience loss and slowly progress toward more advanced stages of coping and personal growth. Following an uncommon path in bereavement research, the authors interview members of survivors' social networks, finding that as significant others invest more time, effort, and emotional availability in survivors, they themselves experience personal growth and deeper understanding of loss. One of the book's greatest strengths is the model it offers for bereaved and significant others to follow, enhancing the provision of emotional support and aid from this crucially important group. Survivors, their significant others, and clinicians will find great value in this important study. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. W. Feigelman Nassau Community College
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'Dealing with Sudden or Unexpected Death' shows how social networks, whether they be friends, colleagues or family, can provide an important source of support following sudden bereavement.
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Effective 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.
Main Description
Effective Grief and Bereavement Support is a practical guide for professionals that shows how social networks, whether friends, colleagues or family, can provide an important source of support following sudden bereavement.
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Dealing with Sudden or Unexpected Death 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.
Table of Contents
When Life Must Go onp. 9
Prefacep. 13
Introductionp. 17
What is the book about?p. 17
The foundation and perspective of the bookp. 19
Who will find the book useful?p. 20
The chapters in the bookp. 22
How to read this bookp. 22
The book's characteristicsp. 23
How does sudden death affect the close bereaved?p. 24
Myths about griefp. 24
Common reactionsp. 27
Immediate reactionsp. 27
Long-term reactionsp. 29
Challenges in the familyp. 36
Existential challengesp. 43
Challenges in relation to the social networkp. 45
Main themesp. 48
What types of support do the bereaved encounter and what do they want?p. 50
Support from social networksp. 51
Support from other bereaved peoplep. 61
Help from professionalsp. 64
Main themesp. 69
Children and young people: Their situation and help needsp. 71
The situation of children and young peoplep. 71
What kind of support and help do young people want?p. 80
Main themesp. 91
How does sudden death affect social networks?p. 95
Painful, difficult, but incredibly rewarding!p. 95
Main themesp. 109
Social network support: Challenges and solutionsp. 111
The significance of social network supportp. 111
The challenges of social supportp. 114
How do the parties attempt to resolve the challenges?p. 117
Social network support is communicationp. 123
Main themesp. 133
The main principles behind good network supportp. 134
Conditions for good network supportp. 134
Main criteria for good network supportp. 137
Ensuring a good relation with the networkp. 138
Choosing a support form that helpsp. 140
Communicating support so it is experienced as helpfulp. 151
Main themesp. 155
What kinds of support can family and friends give?p. 158
General advice for family and friendsp. 158
Support from the familyp. 164
Support from friendsp. 167
Support from other bereaved peoplep. 169
A special focus on supporting children and young peoplep. 171
What should you not do or say?p. 175
When one is rejectedp. 177
Main themesp. 178
What kind of support can the school and workplace provide?p. 180
The schoolp. 180
The workplacep. 186
Main themesp. 198
When should professional help be brought in?p. 200
Grief: important contributing factorsp. 200
Complicated grief reactionsp. 204
Professional help for adultsp. 213
Main themesp. 219
Support for the social networkp. 222
The support network's need for supportp. 222
How can social networks be supported?p. 230
Main themesp. 242
Projects Mentioned in the Bookp. 244
The Support and Care project (The Bereavement study)p. 244
The Network projectp. 248
The Young Suicide Bereavement projectp. 249
The Children and Cancer projectp. 251
Intimacy and sexuality after the death of a childp. 253
Referencesp. 256
Subject Indexp. 266
Author Indexp. 270
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