Loss, Bereavement and Grief: A Guide to Effective Caring

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Nelson Thornes, 1997 - Medical - 198 pages
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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Contents

Looking at change in our lives
1
Working in a sea of change
13
Being professional
26
Experienced loss can it affect our work?
35
Feared loss can it affect our work?
47
Thinking about our own death
60
Understanding the bereavement process
70
Understanding the dying person and
83
Religious spiritual and cultural needs
105
Coping with difficult situations
116
How to break bad news
128
Breaking bad news the aftermath
139
Adopting basic counselling skills
149
Recognizing when further help is required
159
Support for ourselves
169
References
181

Issues of grief and caring for the dying person
94

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