Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Societyis an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field, including the implementation of specific models in clinical practice, family therapy for bereavement, complicated grief, spirituality, and more. The volume#xE2;#xAC;"s contributors come from around the world, and their work reflects a level of cultural awareness of the diversity and universality of bereavement and its challenges that has rarely been approximated by other volumes. This is a readable, engaging, and comprehensive book that will share the most important scientific and applied work on the contemporary scene with a broad international audience, and as such, it will be an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in death, dying, and bereavement.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
About the Editorsp. xv
Contributorsp. xix
Introduction: The Historical Landscape of Loss: Development of Bereavement Studiesp. 1
Current Conceptualizations of The Grief Response
Meaning Reconstruction in Bereavement: From Principles to Practicep. 9
Attachment and Coping with Bereavement: Implications for Therapeutic Interventions with the Insecurely Attachedp. 23
The Changing Bond in Therapy for Unresolved Loss: An Attachment Theory Perspectivep. 37
The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: The Double Helix of Research and Clinical Practicep. 47
A Task-Based Approach for Counseling the Bereavedp. 57
The Influence of Gender and Socialization on Grieving Stylesp. 69
Contexts of Grieving
Spousal Bereavement in Later Lifep. 81
Parenting Challenges After the Death of a Childp. 93
Bereavement in Children and Adults Following the Death of a Siblingp. 107
Bridging the Gap: Translating a Research-Based Program into an Agency-Based Service for Bereaved Children and Familiesp. 117
Challenges in Bereavement
Treating Complicated Grief: Converging Approachesp. 139
Grief in the Midst of Ambiguity and Uncertainty: An Exploration of Ambiguous Loss and Chronic Sorrowp. 163
Restorative Retelling: Revising the Narrative of Violent Deathp. 177
Bereavement and Disasters: Research and Clinical Interventionp. 189
Grief After Terrorism: Toward a Family-Focused Interventionp. 203
Is Suicide Bereavement Different? Perspectives From Research and Practicep. 223
Giving Voice to Nonfinite Loss and Grief in Bereavementp. 235
Specific Populations
Grief in GLBT Populations: Focus on Gay and Lesbian Youthp. 249
Traumatic Death in the United States Military: Initiating the Dialogue on War-Related Lossp. 261
Pet Loss: The Interface of Continuing Bonds Research and Practicep. 273
Specialized Therapeutic Modalitie
Family Therapy for the Bereavedp. 287
Grief and Expressive Arts Therapyp. 303
Bereavement Rituals and the Creation of Legacyp. 315
Bereavement Services Provided under the Hospice Model of Carep. 325
Grief in A Global Perspective
Culture and Ethnicity in Experiencing, Policing, and Handling Griefp. 341
Religion and Spirituality in Adjusting to Bereavement: Grief as Burden, Grief as Giftp. 355
Technology and Grief Support in the Twenty-First Century: A Multimedia Platformp. 365
"The Remedy Is Not Working": Seeking Socially Just and Culturally Conscientious Practices in Bereavementp. 375
Grief Dimensions Associated with Hastened Death: Clinical and Ethical Implicationsp. 389
Building Bridges in Bereavement Research and Practice: Some Concluding Reflectionsp. 403
Author Indexp. 419
Subject Indexp. 429
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