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Complicated Grieving and Bereavement Understanding and Treating People Experiencing Loss

Edited By Gerry Cox, Robert Bendiksen, Robert Stevenson Copyright 2000
    327 Pages
    by Routledge

    327 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Losses may provide a turning point where an individual faces personal and social choices. Still, one may derive significance through the experience of loss, while another may encounter bereavement with less consequence. "Complicated Grieving and Bereavement: Understanding and Treating People Experiencing Loss" examines complicated grief in special populations, including the mentally ill, POW-MIA survivors, the differentially-abled, suicide survivors, bereaved children, those experiencing death at birth, death in schools, and palliative-care death.

    SECTION 1: Theories of Complicated Grief

    CHAPTER 1 Relearning the World: Always Complicated, Sometimes More Than Others Thomas Attig

    SECTION 2: Children and Complicated Grief

    CHAPTER 2 The Consequences of Sudden Traumatic Death: The Vulnerability of Bereaved Children and Adolescents and Ways Professionals Can Help David W. Adams

    CHAPTER 3 Homicide Bereavement: Scary-Tales for Children Paul T. Clements, Jr.

    CHAPTER 4 The 3 R’s . . . Rage, Regrets, and Revenge—Uncovering and Assisting with the “Dark Side” Feelings of Children’s Grief Toni Griffith

    CHAPTER 5 Children’s Experiences of Death: Three Case Studies Kerry Cavanagh

    SECTION 3: Complicated Grief in Special Populations

    CHAPTER 6 Camouflaged Grief: Survivor Grief in Families of Soldiers Still Listed as MIA Larry R. Darrah

    CHAPTER 7 Complicated Grief: Suicide Among the Canadian Inuit Antoon A. Leenaars

    CHAPTER 8 Grieving in the Context of a Community of Differently-Abled People: The Experience of L’Arche Daybreak Jane Powell

    CHAPTER 9 Minding Mental Illness in the Grief Process Lynne Martins

    CHAPTER 10 Dementia: A Cause of Complicated Grieving Catherine Anne Quinn

    CHAPTER 11 Grief Complicated by Spiritual Abuse Boyd C. Purcell

    CHAPTER 12 Spirituality and Religion: Risks for Complicated Mourning Richard B. Gilbert

    CHAPTER 13 Can We Predict Complicated Grief Before the Bereavement? A Report on Bereavement Risk Assessment in a Palliative Care Setting Christine Hodgson, Lynda Weaver, and Pippa Hall

    CHAPTER 14 Personality as a Variable in Grief Response Susan K. Parker

    CHAPTER 15 Miscarriage in the Emergency Room: Meeting Parents’Needs Diane L. Midland

    CHAPTER 16 Death at Birth: Inner Experiences and Personal Meanings Janis L. Keyser

    CHAPTER 17 Partners in Complicated Grief: National Grief Reactions to Disasters and Grassroots Memorialization Hannah Sherebrin

    CHAPTER 18 Viewing the Body and Grief Complications: The Role of Visual Confirmation in Grief Reconciliation Richard J. Paul

    CHAPTER 19 It’s Never Easy! Children, Adolescents and Complicated Grief Robert G. Stevenson

    CHAPTER 20 Complicated Grief: Family Systems As a Model for Healing Stephen J. Hoogerbrugge

    CHAPTER 21 Dying and Bereaved Children and the Arts, Humor, and Music Gerry R. Cox




    Gerry Cox, Robert Bendiksen, Robert Stevenson