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.
The Narratives of Bereaved Parents. Coming to a Couple Language about the Death. The Story of Dying and Death. Death Rituals. Metaphors of Grief and Feelings. The Chasm Between Grieving Parents and the World. How Parents Explain the Grief Process. The Continuing Connection with the Child. Narratives about the Couple Relationship. Narratives about Parenting Other Children. Finding Support. Learning What there is to Say. Meaning and Meaning Making. God and Religion. Perspectives on Parent Narratives and Society. References. Appendix: Methodological Details. References.
Volumes published in the Series in Death, Dying and Bereavement are representative of the multidisciplinary nature of the intersecting fields of death studies, suicidology, end-of-life care, and grief counseling.
The series meets the needs of clinicians, researchers, paraprofessionals, pastoral counselors, and educators by providing cutting edge research, theory, and best practices on the most important topics in these fields—for today and for tomorrow.