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Widow to widow [electronic resource] : how the bereaved help one another /
Phyllis R. Silverman.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2004.
description
xxi, 259 p.
ISBN
0415947499 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780415947497 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2004.
isbn
0415947499 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780415947497 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Theoretical perspectives on grief and helping -- Widows and widowers : gender differences -- Grief as a time of loss and change : the nature of transition -- Help in a mutual help context -- On helping -- Could this really be happening to me? -- Uncertainty : what will happen next? -- Looking to the future : the fruits of help -- Parenting alone : widowed with dependent children -- The older widowed.
catalogue key
8101301
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
'Widow to Widowpowerfully links theory and practice perspectives through the extensive use of case illustrations...its comprehensive knowledge base and the challenge to the professional monopoly of bereavment care, makes this an important text for all carers, new or experienced, who are offering support to the widowed.' - Linda Machin, Bereavement Care, 2006
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Summaries
Back Cover Copy
Almost twenty years ago, the first edition of this book presented the theory, research, and findings of the original widow-to-widow project - a mutual help program started by the author in the 1960's. This approach, pioneered by the author in the mid-sixties, emphasizes the social and psychological transitions that accompany widowhood, facilitating the process of change from wife to widow to woman. Over the past three decades since the initial study's completion in 1973, a growing number of mutual self-help programs have used this influential work as a model. In this new edition, Silverman surveys at the success of the widow-to-widow model, while also looking to the future. New chapters consider special issues faced by the older widowed and widows with young children, and the whole book has been revised and updated to reflect the last twenty years of progress in the field. A how-to section concludes the book with useful additional resources and suggestions for how to form community support groups and committees. The first edition has been used in a variety of courses on bereavement, death & dying and continues to be widely-read and referenced by professionals in the field. Widow to Widow is a unique contribution to the literature, and this new edition comes at a time when mutual help and community support groups are regaining popularity.
Main Description
Widow to Widowshares the experiences of widows who have found comfort and continuity in mutual-help and community support programs. In the second edition of her pioneering text, Phyllis Silverman brings the success of the original widow-to-widow program into the 21st century, preparing a new generation of community leaders, clergy, counselors, hospice staff, social workers, and the widowed themselves to organize and implement mutual-help programs.
Back Cover Copy
Widow to Widow shares the experiences of widows who have found comfort and continuity in mutual-help and community support programs. In the second edition of her pioneering text, Phyllis Silverman brings the success of the original widow-to-widow program into the 21st century, preparing a new generation of community leaders, clergy, counselors, hospice staff, social workers, and the widowed themselves to organize and implement mutual-help programs.
Long Description
Following the death of a spouse or partner, the strength, support, and friendship found among one's peers can be crucial to the meaning making and transformative processes of grief. This book shares the experiences of widows who have found comfort and continuity in mutual-help and community support programs. In the second edition of her pioneering text, Phyllis Silverman brings the success of the original widow-to-widow program into the 21st century, preparing a new generation of community leaders, clergy, counselors, hospice staff, social workers, and the widowed themselves to organize and implement mutual-help programs. "Widow to Widow" combines practical information and sensitive insight, with moving firsthand accounts of widows and widowers threaded throughout the text. The mutual-help approach offers a fundamental paradigm shift from the treatment of grief to a focus on growth and development through an intimate sharing of wisdom, tears, laughter, and experience. Through a deeper understanding of widowhood and how the bereaved can help one another, this book can empower you to help others, and perhaps yourself, to move through the grieving process with the support of your peers.
Back Cover Copy
Following the death of a spouse or partner, the strength, support, and friendship found among one's peers can be crucial to the meaning making and transformative processes of grief. This book shares the experiences of widows who have found comfort and continuity in mutual-help and community support programs. In the second edition of her pioneering text, Phyllis Silverman brings the success of the original widow-to-widow program into the 21st century, preparing a new generation of community leaders, clergy, counselors, hospice staff, social workers, and the widowed themselves to organize and implement mutual-help programs. Widow to Widow combines practical information and sensitive insight, with moving firsthand accounts of widows and widowers threaded throughout the text. The mutual-help approach offers a fundamental paradigm shift from the treatment of grief to a focus on growth and development through an intimate sharing of wisdom, tears, laughter, and experience. Through a deeper understanding of widowhood and how the bereaved can help one another, this book can empower you to help others, and perhaps yourself, to move through the grieving process with the support of your peers.
Table of Contents
Series Editor
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Various Dimensions of Widowhood
Theoretical Perspectives on Grief and Healing
Widows and Widowers: Gender Differences
Grief As a Time of Loss and Change: The Nature of Transition
Help in a Mutual-Help Context
On Helping
Could This Really Be Happening to Me?
Uncertainty: What Will Happen Next?
Looking to the Future: The Fruits of Help
Parenting Alone: Widowed with Dependent Children
The Older Widowed
Conclusion
Appendices
Research Findings
The Widowed As Helpers
Resources for the Widowed
References
Index
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