Helping Grieving People When Tears Are Not Enough: A Handbook for Care Providers

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2011-04-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Helping Grieving Peopleis a training manual for care providers who provide support and counseling to those grieving death, illness, and other losses. The author addresses grief as it affects a variety of relationships and discusses different intervention and support strategies, always cognizant of individual and cultural differences in the expression and treatment of grief. Jeffreys has established a practical approach to preparing trainee caregivers through three basic tracks: Heart, Head, and Hand. The first step, Heart, calls for self discovery, freeing oneself of accumulated loss in order to focus all attention on the griever. Head emphasizes understanding the complex and dynamic phenomena of human grief. Hand stresses the caregiver's actual intervention, and speaks to the appropriate level of skill as well as the various methods of healing available. Following these three motifs, the Handbook discusses the social and cultural contexts of grief as well as its psychological constructs. Throughout the book, Jeffreys presents the role of the caregiver as an 'exquisite witness' to the grief and pain of the surviving family and friends, and also to the life that the dying person has lead. The second edition will stay true to the approach that has been so well received in the original volume, updating and addressing new information and developments in the field as appropriate.

Author Biography

J. Shep Jeffreys, EdD, FT, is a licensed psychologist and Fellow in Thanatology, specializing in grief, loss, and end-of-life concerns. In addition to his private practice, Jeffreys is on the psychiatry faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and on the faculty in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University, Maryland. He is an organizational staff development trainer for loss, grief, and change. GriefCareProvider.com

Table of Contents

Series Editor Forewordp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Preface to the First Editionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
How to Use This Bookp. xix
The Exquisite Witness Grief Care Providerp. 1
The Social-Cultural Influence on Grief Experiencep. 9
The Human Grief Response: Origin and Functionp. 37
Loss and Death in the Familyp. 81
The Grief of Children and Adolescentsp. 115
The Grief of Parents: An Upside-Down Worldp. 143
Older Adult Griefp. 183
Chronic Illness/Disability, Terminality, and Dyingp. 205
Helping Grieving People: A Continuum of Care for Healingp. 251
Complications of the Human Grief Processp. 295
Case Studiesp. 333
Epiloguep. 347
Organization Resourcesp. 349
Advance Medical Directivep. 353
Referencesp. 365
Indexp. 379
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