Developed in conjunction with the Hospice Foundation of America's 10th annual tele-conference, Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy examines our varied responses to public tragedy, techniques available to cope with these events, and the role of the hospice in public tragedies. The essays included look at factors that define a public tragedy and offer insight and advice to professionals as they help those coping with loss. Case examples include Sherry Schachter's experience at Ground Zero, a consideration of the devastation in Florida caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.
Foreword: Jack D. Gordon I. Dimensions of a Public Tragedy 1. What Makes a Tragedy Public? - Kenneth J. Doka 2. 9/11: A Grief Therapist's Journal - Sherry R. Schachter 3. Hurricane Andrew - Rick Eyerdam 4. Looking Back at Columbine - Larry Beresford 5. When a Public Figure Dies - William M. Lamers II. Responses to Public Tragedy 6. Loss, Grief, and Trauma in Public Tragedy - Charles A. Corr 7. Effects of Public Tragedy on First Responders - Dana G. Cable and Terry Martin 8. Public Tragedy and the News Media - Paul R. Dolan 9. Different Faiths, Different Perceptions of Public Tragedy - Janice Lord, Melissa Hook and Sharon English 10. Funeral Directors and Public Tragedy - Elizabeth Bradley and LaVone V. Hazell III. Coping with Public Tragedy 11. Critical Incident Stress Management and Other Crisis Counseling Approaches - Louis A. Gamino 12. Talking to Children about Terrorism - Linda Goldman 13. Schools, Children and Public Tragedy - Barbara L. Bouton 14. Meaning Making in the Wake of Public Tragedy - David A. Thompson and Edward J. Holland 15. Memorialization, Ritual and Public Tragedy - Kenneth J. Doka 16. A Healing Ritual at Yankee Stadium - David Benke 17. Public Tragedy and the Arts - Sandra Bertman 18. Victim Advocacy in the Aftermath of Tragedy - Marlene A. Young 19. Lessons from Combat Veterans - Alfonso R. Batres 20. Workplace Interventions - Rachel E. Kaul 21. Public Tragedy and Complicated Mourning - Therese A. Rando IV. The Role of Hospice in Public Tragedy 22. Collaborating with relief Agencies: A Guide for Hospice - Nadine Reimer Penner 23. Hospice: A Resource in Community Tragedies - Marcia Lattanzi-Licht Resources