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Awareness of Mortality

Awareness of Mortality

1st Edition

Edited By Jeffrey Kauffman
March 31, 2021

All of us who work in the field of death and dying are, beyond our projects and our practices, working on our awareness of our own mortality. This richly stimulating collection of original articles challenges the reader to develop a disciplined and focused awareness of his/her own mortality, and to...

Prospects for Immortality A Sensible Search for Life after Death

Prospects for Immortality: A Sensible Search for Life after Death

1st Edition

By J Robert Adams
March 31, 2021

"Prospects for Immortality: A Sensible Search for Life After Death" theorizes how matters concerning the birth of the universe, its ultimate fate, and the creation, evolution, and final destiny of life on earth co-exist with regenerated consciousness. Readers of this volume will be prompted to ...

Living Victims, Stolen Lives Parents of Murdered Children Speak to America

Living Victims, Stolen Lives: Parents of Murdered Children Speak to America

1st Edition

By Brad Stetson
June 15, 2002

"Living Victims, Stolen Lives: Parents of Murdered Children Speak to America" is a gripping and instructive sketch of the intense psychic pain, anger, and frustration experienced by parents of murdered children. Drawing on intimate interviews with parents enduring murdered-child grief and the ...

Personal Care in an Impersonal World A Multidimensional Look at Bereavement

Personal Care in an Impersonal World: A Multidimensional Look at Bereavement

1st Edition

By John D Morgan
November 11, 1993

The purpose of this volume is to ask and propose a positive answer to the question: "Can we attend to the personhood of individuals within systems and cultures which are mass oriented?" One of the most interesting changes in contemporary thinking has been the emphasis on the unique person. While ...

Readings in Thanatology

Readings in Thanatology

1st Edition

By John D. Morgan
December 31, 1997

A comprehensive book of readings for courses on death and dying at the college or university level. It contains material by such leaders in the field as: Colin Murray Parkes, MD, John Hinton, MD, Kenneth Doka, PhD, Ira R Byock, MD, Ronald K Barrett, PhD, Robert G Stevenson, EdD, Judith M Stillion, ...

Responding to Loss A Resource for Caregivers

Responding to Loss: A Resource for Caregivers

1st Edition

By Adolf Hansen
June 15, 2004

Reading this book, caregivers will find ways to increase their effectiveness by understanding more fully what their care receivers are experiencing, by finding creative ways to assist them in processing what is happening, and by working with them to discern responses to loss that are emotionally ...

Social Support A Reflection of Humanity

Social Support: A Reflection of Humanity

1st Edition

Edited By John D. Morgan
February 28, 2002

None of us could survive in the workplace, community, or even in our homes, if we allowed everyone to see how truly vulnerable we are. Yet, social support is a necessity if we are to achieve whatever it is we set out to achieve in this life. "No human being is an island unto himself." "Social ...

What Will We Do? Preparing a School Community to Cope with Crises

What Will We Do?: Preparing a School Community to Cope with Crises

2nd Edition

Edited By Robert Stevenson
June 15, 2001

The second edition of ""What Will We Do? Preparing A School Community to Cope With Crises"" is a guidebook for educators and parents who wish to understand the importance of both pre- and post-intervention programs in our schools to assist all parties in coping with crises that arise. The book ...

Working with Traumatized Police-Officer Patients A Clinician's Guide to Complex PTSD Syndromes in Public Safety Professionals

Working with Traumatized Police-Officer Patients: A Clinician's Guide to Complex PTSD Syndromes in Public Safety Professionals

1st Edition

By Daniel Rudofossi, Dale A. Lund, Alan W. Benner
September 15, 2007

An insider perspective from a 'cop doc on the job,' this book is the first of its kind written in response to a need for a specialized guide for clinicians that operationally defines and responsibly treats what Dan Rudofossi terms Police and Public Safety Complex PTSD. In reading this book, you are...

Sorrow and Solace The Social World of the Cemetery

Sorrow and Solace: The Social World of the Cemetery

1st Edition

By Philip Bachelor
September 30, 2020

Sorrow and Solace focuses on the importance of cemeteries in the lives of everyday mourners, and ways in which our bereaved give meaning to and draw value from their commemorative activities. The death of someone dear to us is among the most momentous life event that we experience. In many ...

When Dreams Don't Work Professional Caregivers and Burnout

When Dreams Don't Work: Professional Caregivers and Burnout

1st Edition

By Ronna F Jevne, Donna Reilly Williams
June 15, 1998

When Dreams Don't Work: Professional Caregivers and Burnout presents a fresh perspective on burnout. This book examines the origins and qualities of the dreams (visions) of professional caregivers and the ways those very qualities are risk factors for burnout. ""When Dreams Don't Work: Professional...

Fading away The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness

Fading away: The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness

1st Edition

By Betty Davies PhD.
June 15, 1995

This book comes out of an in-depth, qualitative study of the experiences of twenty-three families in which one parent was dying of cancer. The study attempted to better understand the impact of terminal illness on the entire family system and sought to develop a theoretical framework that would ...

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