Bereavement Narratives

In a radical departure, it emphasises normality and social and cultural diversity in
grieving. Illustrated by recent research, Bereavement Narratives explores the
extent to which dead loved ones may retain a social presence in the lives of ...

Bereavement Narratives

Author: Christine Valentine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134049048

Page: 208

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Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved. In a radical departure, it emphasises normality and social and cultural diversity in grieving. Exploring the significance of the dying person’s final moments for those who are left behind, this book sheds new light on the variety of ways in which bereaved people maintain their relationship with dead loved ones and how the dead retain a significant social presence in the lives of the living. It draws practical conclusions for professionals in relation to the complex and social nature of grief and the value placed on the right to grieve in one’s own way – supporting and encouraging the bereaved person to articulate their own experience and find their own methods of coping. Based on new empirical research, Bereavement Narratives is an innovative and invaluable read for all students and researchers of death, dying and bereavement.

Parent Grief

Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.

Parent Grief

Author: Paul C. Rosenblatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317763130

Page: 240

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Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.

Bereavement Narratives

Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved.

Bereavement Narratives

Author: Christine Valentine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113404903X

Page: 208

View: 941

Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved. In a radical departure, it emphasises normality and social and cultural diversity in grieving. Exploring the significance of the dying person’s final moments for those who are left behind, this book sheds new light on the variety of ways in which bereaved people maintain their relationship with dead loved ones and how the dead retain a significant social presence in the lives of the living. It draws practical conclusions for professionals in relation to the complex and social nature of grief and the value placed on the right to grieve in one’s own way – supporting and encouraging the bereaved person to articulate their own experience and find their own methods of coping. Based on new empirical research, Bereavement Narratives is an innovative and invaluable read for all students and researchers of death, dying and bereavement.

Dead But Not Lost

Whether for classes in comparative religion and death and dying, or for bereavement counselors and other trying to make sense of grief, this book helps us understand what it means to feel connected to those dead but not lost.

Dead But Not Lost

Author: Robert Goss

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759107892

Page: 299

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The dead are still with us. Contemporary therapists and counselors are coming to understand what's been known for millennia in most religions and in most cultures outside the Western milieu: it's important to continue bonds between the living and the dead. Taking these connections seriously, Goss and Klass explore how bonds with the dead are created and maintained. In doing so, they unearth a fascinating new way to look at the origins and processes of religion itself. Examining ties to dead family members, teachers, religious and political leaders across religious and secular traditions, the authors offer novel ways of understanding grief and its role in creating meaning. Whether for classes in comparative religion and death and dying, or for bereavement counselors and other trying to make sense of grief, this book helps us understand what it means to feel connected to those dead but not lost.

Borrowed Narratives

This book will help readers: find, "read," evaluate, extract, and adapt historical/biographical materials create bio-narrative resources for use in grief counseling and grief education explore the wide diversity of experienced grief in ...

Borrowed Narratives

Author: Harold Ivan Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415893941

Page: 285

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What do Dexter King, Condoleeza Rice, Mackenzie King, Corazon Aquino, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bill Cosby, Tony Dungy, Theodore Roosevelt, George H. W. and Barbara Bush, Caroline Kennedy, Arthur Ashe, Lady Bird Johnson, Colin Powell and C. S. Lewis have in common? They all have significant grief experiences that have shaped their lives in dramatic ways, stories that have also shaped our lives. Grieving individuals, through "borrowing narratives," look for inspiration in biographic, historical and memoir accounts of political and religious leaders, celebrities, sports figures, and cultural icons. In a time of diminishing trust in heroes and "sainted leaders", who will speak to us from their grief? In a diverse society grief counselors and educators need to identify and "mine" the experienced grief(s) of historical personalities for resources for reflection and meaning-making. This book will help readers: find, "read," evaluate, extract, and adapt historical/biographical materials create bio-narrative resources for use in grief counseling and grief education explore the wide diversity of experienced grief in biographical narratives identify ways to "harness" grief narratives for personal reflection.

Experiences Near Death

The bereaved person tries to tell of conversations with the deceased but attracts
sideway glances and sympathetic but not ... One insight to emerge from the
bereavement narrative is that the interpretation of an experience cannot be
separated ...

Experiences Near Death

Author: Allan Kellehear

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 230

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The author compares near-death experiences from all over the world, revealing their similarities as well as their differences.

Narrative and Stories in Health Care

As the hospice and palliative care movement evolves to meet the challenges of 21st century health care, this fascinating book highlights how narratives and stories can be attended to in ways that are productive, ethical, and caring.

Narrative and Stories in Health Care

Author: Yasmin Gunaratnam

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191006475

Page: 264

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The use of narrative methods has a long history in palliative care, pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, Narrative and Stories in Health Care provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary examination of work with narrative and stories in contemporary health and social care, with a focus on the care of people who are ill and dying. It animates the academic literature with provocative 'real-world' examples from international contributors, including palliative care service users and those working in the social and human sciences, medicine, theology, and the creative arts. Narrative and Stories in Health Care addresses and clarifies core issues: What is a narrative? What is a story? What are some of the main methods and models that can be used and for what purposes? What practical and ethical dilemmas can the methods entail in work with illness, death and dying? As well as highlighting the power of stories to create new possibilities, the book also acknowledges the conceptual, methodological and ethnical problems and challenges inherent in narrative work. As the hospice and palliative care movement evolves to meet the challenges of 21st century health care, this fascinating book highlights how narratives and stories can be attended to in ways that are productive, ethical, and caring.

The experience of grief and loss A study about various people coping with grief

Men's decreased opportunities for social support may, in turn, be related to them
being less forthcoming about their emotional experiences, and thus making fewer
references to emotions and social processes in their grief narratives.

The experience of grief and loss  A study about various people coping with grief

Author: Tariq raja Wassan

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346276236

Page: 34

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Master's Thesis from the year 2020 in the subject Psychology - Miscellaneous, grade: A, Harvard University (Harvard university), course: Psychology, language: English, abstract: This study qualitatively explores the experiences of nine people regarding their grief and loss. Four women, four men and a guest were interviewed using a set of open-ended questions. All the participants were interviewed once in a semi-structured, face to face format and were asked about their experiences of grief and loss. A thematic analysis revealed key areas that included emotional reactions, spirituality, moving forward and memories of past losses/remembering. Moreover, it includes sub themes such as controlling feelings, hopelessness, healing and harm. These findings have the strength to add great depth to our understanding of the complexities associated with grief and loss. Death has been a epicentre concern of human, but in a society where death is being denied, its place is ambiguous. So, death is final and irreversible. Loss from death is fixed and permanent and for bereaved, complete grief recovery from the loss may not occur. Thus, it is pertinent for counsellors to understand the experiences of bereaved individuals in order to bolster them in accepting the reality of death, hinder lasting distress and agony, and find resources to continue their lives. In the contemporary era, counsellors are exposed to loss and grief experiences in their personal lives and in their professional work. According to Neimeyer (2004), every change in life involves loss and all losses require change. The emotional reaction of loss is grief. Muller and Thompson (2003) described the death of loved ones as the most penetrating loss individuals can experience and the most frequent and changing issue counsellors face with their clients. Loss and grief are common themes and sources of presenting problems in counselling sessions.

Death studies

He is co - editor with Phyllis Silverman and Steven Nickman of Continuing Bonds
: New Understandings of Grief ( Taylor & Francis , 1996 ) , and co - author with
Robert Goss of Dead but not Lost : Grief Narratives in Religious Traditions ...

Death studies

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The Loss of a Life Partner

Through discussions of various theories of grief, narratives of the bereaved obtained in interviews with 22 men and women, case study analysis, and chapter summaries, this text integrates the literature about and the bereavement experiences ...

The Loss of a Life Partner

Author: Carolyn Ambler Walter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231119689

Page: 281

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Through discussions of various theories of grief, narratives of the bereaved obtained in interviews with 22 men and women, case study analysis, and chapter summaries, this text integrates the literature about and the bereavement experiences of partners in varying types of relationships.

Living with Grief

He is the coeditor , with Phyllis Silverman and Steven Nickman , of Continuing
Bonds : New Understandings of Grief ( Taylor Francis , 1996 ) and the coauthor of
Dead but not Lost : Grief Narratives in Religious Traditions ( AltaMira , 2005 ) .

Living with Grief

Author: Hospice Foundation of America

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Page: 365

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Towards a Social Science of Language

Deliberative listing in narrative ” . Paper presented at NWAVE XIV , Georgetown
University . - 1996 . “ Evaluation in the bereavement narratives of elderly Irish -
American widowers ” . Old Age and Language : Multi - disciplinary Perspectives
ed ...

Towards a Social Science of Language

Author: Gregory R. Guy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781556195822

Page: 358

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This is a two-volume collection of original research papers designed to reflect the breadth and depth of the impact that William Labov has had on linguistic science. Four areas of 'Labovian' linguistics are addressed: First is the study of variation and change; the papers in sections I and II of the first volume take this as their central theme, with a focus on either the social context and uses of language (I) or on the the internal linguistic dynamics of variation and change (II). The study of African American English, and other language varieties in the Americas spoken by people of African descent and influenced by their linguistic heritage, is the subject of the papers in section III of the first volume. The third theme is the study of discourse; the papers in section I of the second volume develop themes in Labovian linguistics that go back to Labov's work on narrative, descriptive, and therapeutic discourse. Fourth is the emphasis on language use, the search for discursive, interactive, and meaningful determinants of the complexity in human communication. Papers with these themes appear in section II of the second volume.

Bereavement Stories of Female Adolescents Perception of Present and Future Self as Impacted by the Life and Death of a Father

Adolescent bereavement presents a life crisis at a time when development is marked by significant transitions.

Bereavement Stories of Female Adolescents  Perception of Present and Future Self as Impacted by the Life and Death of a Father

Author: Jodi Lynn Kresowaty

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 149

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Adolescent bereavement presents a life crisis at a time when development is marked by significant transitions. Although the study of bereavement in children and adults has provided a rich context for researchers, little research has investigated adolescent bereavement, particularly in response to the death of a father. In the current study, a narrative approach was used to explore the impact of loss on the development of self in paternally bereaved adolescent girls aged 17 to 19 years. Participants' life history, critical events, and anticipated future narratives were examined for thematic content, redemption/contamination and agency/communion sequences, and clinical and social-cognitive dimensions. Analyses suggested that through the sharing of autobiographical stories, participants made meaning of their experiences. That is, these girls were able to transform in the wake of their loss and had positive views of how their future lives would unfold.

Omega

An International Journal for the Study of Dying, Death, Bereavement, Suicide,
and Other Lethal Behaviors. Walter , T. ( 2000 ) . Grief narratives : The roles of
medicine in the policing of grief . Anthropology and Medicine , 7 , 97-114 . Walter
, T.

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Grief Works

Through elegant, moving stories, we learn how we can stop feeling awkward and uncertain about death, and not shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. This extraordinary book shows us how to live and learn from great loss.

Grief Works

Author: Julia Samuel

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241270758

Page: 320

View: 700

A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood... In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves. Julia Samuel, a grief psychotherapist, has spent twenty-five years working with the bereaved and understanding the full repercussions of loss. This deeply affecting book is full of psychological insights on how grief, if approached correctly, can heal us. Through elegant, moving stories, we learn how we can stop feeling awkward and uncertain about death, and not shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. This extraordinary book shows us how to live and learn from great loss.