A practical guide for those who work with the bereaved in a variety of settings, from nurses and social workers to volunteers. Covering ethics, cultural issues and support networks, an essential text for those seeking to build understanding and skills in order to offer better support to the dying and the bereaved.
Janet Lynn Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She has worked for over 30 years as a healthcare professional. She is also a psychotherapist with many years' experience as a counsellor, group facilitator and supervisor of those involved in supporting the bereaved. She has recently completed research into nursing staff responses to patient death and has published papers on this and related topics.
1. Introduction.- 2. Theories of Bereavement.- 3. Immediate Support for the Bereaved.- 4. Longer Term Support for the Bereaved.- 5. Cultural and Faith Influences.- 6. Differing Perspectives of Grief.- 7. Sudden and Traumatic Death.- 8. Suicide.- 9. Death of a Baby/Child.- 10. Unrecognised Grief.- 11. Self Care when Working with the Bereaved.- Resources