Living Through Loss is the first book to identify the many ways in which people experience loss over the course of life and to discuss the interventions most effective at each stage of life. The authors' starting point is that loss comes in many forms and can include not only suffering the death of a person one loves but also giving birth to a child with disabilities, living with chronic illness, or being abused, assaulted, or otherwise traumatized. They approach loss from the perspective of the resilience model, which acknowledges the capacity of people to integrate loss into their lives, and write sensitively about the role of age, race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, and spirituality in a person's response to loss. More than a comprehensive source on loss, the volume is distinguished by the authors' beautiful use of clients' experiences-and their own-thus making their book definitive and indelible.
Nancy R. Hooyman is the Hooyman Endowed Professor and dean emerita at the University of Washington, School of Social Work. In addition to numerous awards and fellowships, she is the author of eight books and more than one hundred articles.Betty J. Kramer is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work. She is a nationally recognized social work leader in the field of palliative and end-of-life care, the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and the coeditor of Men as Caregivers: Theory, Research, and Service Implications.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Theoretical Perspectives on Grief2. The Grief Process3. Resilience and Meaning Making4. Grief and Loss in Childhood5. Interventions for Grieving Children6. Grief and Loss in Adolescence7. Interventions for Grieving Adolescents8. Grief and Loss in Young Adulthood9. Interventions for Grieving Young Adults10. Grief and Loss in Middle Adulthood11. Interventions for Grieving Midlife Adults12. Grief and Loss in Old Age13. Interventions for Grieving Older Adults14. Professional Self-Awareness and Self-CareConcluding ThoughtsReferencesIndex
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