Loss, Bereavement and Grief: A Guide to Effective Caring
Helps the reader to confront and address the personal issues of experienced and feared loss, thus enabling them, as a professional carer, to work more effectively with others. Presents a clear insight into the links between theoretical, personal and professional issues. Provides highly practical guidance on coping with the most difficult situations. Structured questions are designed to trigger consideration of key issues.
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Looking at change in our lives
Working in a sea of change
Experienced loss can it affect our work?
Feared loss can it affect our work?
Thinking about our own death
Understanding the bereavement process
Understanding the dying person and
Religious spiritual and cultural needs
Coping with difficult situations
How to break bad news
Breaking bad news the aftermath
Adopting basic counselling skills
Recognizing when further help is required
Support for ourselves
Issues of grief and caring for the dying person
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