ISBN : 9780199652648
Grief is a very individual experience and it can impact all aspects of a person's life. Parents and Bereavement: A Personal and Professional Exploration of Grief brings together latest research and practice from the pioneering children and young adults' hospice - Helen and Douglas House, alongside the personal experience of a parent. The book includes information on a range of challenges faced by parents, including supporting surviving children, making challenging decisions about subsequent pregnancies, managing the impact of grief on relationships, and facing birthdays and anniversaries. It discusses both, the theories and the day-to-day experience of grief, and what might make a difference to how people manage it. This will be an invaluable resource for professionals involved in supporting families with end of life care and bereavement issues, including palliative care professionals, counsellors, and social workers. Parents and Bereavement will also help parents, family, and friends to understand and support each other through such loss.
1. What happens when we grieve?
2. Secondary Losses
3. Supporting Surviving Children
4. How Grief Impacts Couples
5. Grandparents, Extended Family, and Friends
6. Anniversaries, Birthdays, Religious festivals and Other Family Celebrations Celebrations
7. Getting The Support You Need and What to Do if It Lets You Down
8. Medical Questions and Concerns
9. Planning a Funeral
10. Creating and Retaining Memories
11. Facing the Future
Appendix Resource List