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Remembering Lives

Conversations with the Dying and the Bereaved, 1st Edition

By Lorraine Hedtke, John Winslade


152 pages

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Grief is frequently thought of as an ordeal we must simply survive. This book offers a fresh approach to the negotiation of death and grief. It is founded in principles of constructive conversation that focus on "remembering" lives, in contrast to processes of forgetting or dismembering those who have died. Re-membering is about a comforting, life enhancing, and sustaining approach to death that does not dwell on the pain of loss and is much more than wistful reminiscing. It is about the deliberate construction of stories that continue to include the dead in the membership of our lives.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Why Remember?

Chapter Two Death and Grief in the Modern World

Chapter Three Constructing Death

Chapter Four Death Doesn’t Mean Saying Goodbye

Chapter Five Who Will Carry My Stories?

Chapter Six How Can We Stay Close?

Chapter Seven Keeping a Plate Set for Grandma

Chapter Eight Narratives or Spirituality

Chapter Nine Troubling Memories

Chapter Ten The Beginning



About the Series

Death, Value and Meaning Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health