'Loss, or rather the sense of loss, has to be one of the hardest psychological problems that face human beings.' We live in aspirational times. It is all too easy for people who have more to believe they are more, and by identifying ourselves by what we have, we are increasingly vulnerable to loss. This unusual and engaging book is designed for all health care professionals as a reminder of the need for sensitivity in the clinical encounter and to encourage the application of an holistic approach to medicine in everyday practice. The A-Z of Loss comprises twenty-six varied clinical scenarios arranged alphabetically to stimulate thought and consideration. Each is followed by a psychological analysis of loss and questions for personal development. This highly practical guide is suitable for all professionals who encounter grieving people. '… should be on every healthcare professional’s shelf. Health care education now includes training in communication skills. This is even more essential as we deal with an increasingly well-informed and sophisticated public.