Bereavement Narratives

Bereavement Narratives

Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved.

Author: Christine Valentine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134049042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved. In a radical departure, it emphasises normality and social and cultural diversity in grieving. Exploring the significance of the dying person’s final moments for those who are left behind, this book sheds new light on the variety of ways in which bereaved people maintain their relationship with dead loved ones and how the dead retain a significant social presence in the lives of the living. It draws practical conclusions for professionals in relation to the complex and social nature of grief and the value placed on the right to grieve in one’s own way – supporting and encouraging the bereaved person to articulate their own experience and find their own methods of coping. Based on new empirical research, Bereavement Narratives is an innovative and invaluable read for all students and researchers of death, dying and bereavement.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Parent Grief

Parent Grief

Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.

Author: Paul C. Rosenblatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317763123

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Young People S Experiences Of Loss And Bereavement Towards An Interdisciplinary Approach

Young People S Experiences Of Loss And Bereavement  Towards An Interdisciplinary Approach

Seale (1998), for example, argues that bereavement narratives do presume a
material reality of death behind the text of the narrative itself. Neimeyer and
Anderson (2002 drawing on the work of Angus et al.) discuss bereavement
narratives as ...

Author: Ribbens McCarthy, Jane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335216641

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 978

Everyone from health care workers to family therapists will find a treasure trove of insight into how young people deal with the deaths of loved ones. This book draws together a range of research and includes narrative-based case studies to compose a comprehensive overview of various theories and research.
Categories: Medical

Lines of Narrative

Lines of Narrative

Falling from culture Study of bereavement narratives, in which people tell the
stories of what it was like to be close to a dying relative or friend, reveals a
dissolution of the social bond which everyday narrative actions otherwise sustain
by ...

Author: Molly Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134547500

Category: History

Page: 224

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This volume brilliantly advances our understanding of the use of narrative in the social sciences. It brings together contemporary work on narrative theory and methods and presents a fascinating range of case-studies, from Princess Diana's Panorama interview to the memoirs of the wives of US nuclear scientists.
Categories: History

The Loss of a Life Partner

The Loss of a Life Partner

Narratives of the Bereaved Carolyn Ambler Walter. Index. Abandonment, sense
of, 15 Acceptance, 2 AIDS-related bereavement: additional stresses in, 132–34;
authorities' refusal to acknowledge rights of bereaved, 149, 150; caregivers for ill
 ...

Author: Carolyn Ambler Walter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231529341

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Although there is extensive research on the loss of a spouse, predominantly focusing on the experiences of widows, much less attention is paid to bereaved partners not married to their significant other, whether or not the partners are of the same sex. This first-of-its-kind work explores both socially sanctioned and disenfranchised grief, highlighting similarities and differences. Combining a discussion of various theories of grief with personal narratives of grieving men and women drawn from numerous interviews, and detailed case study analysis, Carolyn Ambler Walter has produced a penetrating examination of the bereavement experiences of partners in varying types of relationships. She views narratives of widows, widowers, and bereaved domestic gay and lesbian partners from a postmodern perspective that breaks away from the traditional belief that the living must detach themselves from the dead in order to move on with their lives. Instead, building on the works of postmodern grief theorists such as Klass, Silverman, and Nickman, Walter views ongoing bonds with the dead as a resource for enriching functionality in the present, and as a key to looking to the future.
Categories: Social Science

Borrowed Narratives

Borrowed Narratives

This book will help readers: find, "read," evaluate, extract, and adapt historical/biographical materials create bio-narrative resources for use in grief counseling and grief education explore the wide diversity of experienced grief in ...

Author: Harold Ivan Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415893947

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

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What do Dexter King, Condoleeza Rice, Mackenzie King, Corazon Aquino, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bill Cosby, Tony Dungy, Theodore Roosevelt, George H. W. and Barbara Bush, Caroline Kennedy, Arthur Ashe, Lady Bird Johnson, Colin Powell and C. S. Lewis have in common? They all have significant grief experiences that have shaped their lives in dramatic ways, stories that have also shaped our lives. Grieving individuals, through "borrowing narratives," look for inspiration in biographic, historical and memoir accounts of political and religious leaders, celebrities, sports figures, and cultural icons. In a time of diminishing trust in heroes and "sainted leaders", who will speak to us from their grief? In a diverse society grief counselors and educators need to identify and "mine" the experienced grief(s) of historical personalities for resources for reflection and meaning-making. This book will help readers: find, "read," evaluate, extract, and adapt historical/biographical materials create bio-narrative resources for use in grief counseling and grief education explore the wide diversity of experienced grief in biographical narratives identify ways to "harness" grief narratives for personal reflection.
Categories: Psychology

Treating Traumatic Bereavement

Treating Traumatic Bereavement

Introduction to the special section: Use of bereavement narratives to predict well-
being in gay men whose partner died of AIDS—Four theoretical perspectives.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72,851–854. Folkman, S. (1997b).

Author: Laurie Anne Pearlman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462515516

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

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This book presents an integrated treatment approach for those struggling to adapt after the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one. The authors weave together evidence-based clinical strategies grounded in cutting-edge knowledge about both trauma and grief. The book offers a clear framework and many practical tools for building survivors' psychological and interpersonal resources, processing their trauma, and facilitating mourning. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes over 30 reproducible handouts. Purchasers can access a companion website to download and print these materials as well as supplemental handouts and a sample 25-session treatment plan. Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Category
Categories: Psychology

The Aftergrief

The Aftergrief

In The Aftergrief, acclaimed grief coach and New York Times bestselling author Hope Edelman helps us to understand that loss isn't something to get over, get past, or move beyond, and trying to achieve these will only lead us nowhere.

Author: Hope Edelman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241492925

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 822

Categories: Self-Help

Narrative and Stories in Health Care

Narrative and Stories in Health Care

Little wonder, then, that narrative occupies an important place in the fields of
palliative care and bereavement. This was borne in on me during my time as a
carer, and reinforced when I came to chair meetings of the 'Users' Education
Advisory ...

Author: Yasmin Gunaratnam

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191006470

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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The use of narrative methods has a long history in palliative care, pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, Narrative and Stories in Health Care provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary examination of work with narrative and stories in contemporary health and social care, with a focus on the care of people who are ill and dying. It animates the academic literature with provocative 'real-world' examples from international contributors, including palliative care service users and those working in the social and human sciences, medicine, theology, and the creative arts. Narrative and Stories in Health Care addresses and clarifies core issues: What is a narrative? What is a story? What are some of the main methods and models that can be used and for what purposes? What practical and ethical dilemmas can the methods entail in work with illness, death and dying? As well as highlighting the power of stories to create new possibilities, the book also acknowledges the conceptual, methodological and ethnical problems and challenges inherent in narrative work. As the hospice and palliative care movement evolves to meet the challenges of 21st century health care, this fascinating book highlights how narratives and stories can be attended to in ways that are productive, ethical, and caring.
Categories: Medical

Death Dying and Bereavement

Death  Dying  and Bereavement

and partnering with the tellers of such personal stories as the key to finding the
right thing to do in health care, ... and medical anthropologist Arthur Kleinman's
The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition (1988).

Author: Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826171429

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

View: 983

Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized
Categories: Social Science

Dead But Not Lost

Dead But Not Lost

Whether for classes in comparative religion and death and dying, or for bereavement counselors and other trying to make sense of grief, this book helps us understand what it means to feel connected to those dead but not lost.

Author: Robert Goss

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759107890

Category: Religion

Page: 299

View: 629

The dead are still with us. Contemporary therapists and counselors are coming to understand what's been known for millennia in most religions and in most cultures outside the Western milieu: it's important to continue bonds between the living and the dead. Taking these connections seriously, Goss and Klass explore how bonds with the dead are created and maintained. In doing so, they unearth a fascinating new way to look at the origins and processes of religion itself. Examining ties to dead family members, teachers, religious and political leaders across religious and secular traditions, the authors offer novel ways of understanding grief and its role in creating meaning. Whether for classes in comparative religion and death and dying, or for bereavement counselors and other trying to make sense of grief, this book helps us understand what it means to feel connected to those dead but not lost.
Categories: Religion

Narratives of Positive Aging

Narratives of Positive Aging

Seaside Stories Amia Lieblich ... ON TIME CONSTRUCTION, ANXIETY AND
BEREAVEMENT The narratives quoted above, and many more that I gathered,
provide clear examples for some profound processes presented in sociological
and ...

Author: Amia Lieblich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190213824

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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In Narratives of Positive Aging, Amia Lieblich presents a qualitative study that explores the life narratives of elderly men and women who engage in practices of "positive aging." They belong to a spontaneous community that assembles daily, early in the morning, on a beach near Tel-Aviv, Israel. At the seaside, the elders practice various outdoor sports, and converse over coffee at the local café. Based on their narratives, procured by individual open-ended interviews, and the author's participant observation, the book explores the impact of routine, physical activity, and social relationships on successful aging. Lieblich additionally presents an analysis of the tension-minimizing discourse adopted at the café and the pleasant bubble-like environment it fosters amongst the community members. Finally, the book debates the adaptive role of narrating one's life story, and its perceived manifestation of wisdom. A combination of complete life stories and extracts of conversations recorded on the beach color every chapter. These texts are complimented and elucidated by a variety of academic claims, theories and findings concerning narratives and aging. This book, based on an Israeli field study, may be viewed both as a local case study as well as a lesson relevant to aging everywhere.
Categories: Psychology

Language and Communication in Old Age

Language and Communication in Old Age

As discussed earlier, they represent what is often called the “classic” suspension
of the narrative at a central (or “high”) point of action. The linguistic ... of course.
Maguire does not Copyrighted Material Evaluation in Bereavement Narratives
161.

Author: Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134823062

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 850

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Journal of Narrative and Life History

Journal of Narrative and Life History

The narratives of these elders clearly does not show linguistic or communicative
deterioration . Bower ' s study of the bereavement narratives from elderly Irish
American widowers broadened the focus from clause - level syntax to the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051650961

Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative

Page:

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Categories: Discourse analysis, Narrative

Helping the Bereaved College Student

Helping the Bereaved College Student

In addition, part of bereavement is building a new narrative about one's life.
Asking persons to reflect on and share moments of meaning in dealing with their
grief is one way to build these new narratives. In short, recovery from
bereavement is ...

Author: David E. Balk, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826108791

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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"David Balk, who has devoted most of his professional life to teaching and especially with college students and their life journeys, offers Helping the Bereaved College Student as a major contribution to the field...The author meets an important need by addressing the presence of grief among college students that is often unnoticed and unaddressed."--Illness, Crisis and Loss Approximately one-fourth of all college students suffer the loss of a family member or friend during their college career, yet the prevalence of bereavement on the college campus is largely unrecognizedósometimes by even the bereaved students themselves. This is the only volume to comprehensively address the ways in which bereavement may affect the college student, and guide mental health professionals in effectively treating this underserved population. Authored by an internationally known expert on bereavement, the book culls the wisdom gained from 25 years of research. It considers the major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning as they apply to the particular life stage and environment of the college student, and includes student narratives, treatment exercises and activities, and issues regarding self-disclosure. This volume will be a vital tool in helping college students to grieve in a constructive manner while avoiding potential obstacles to a successful college career. Key Features: Provides helpful exercises and interventions to guide academic advisors, college counselors, and campus ministries in helping bereaved students Applies major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning specifically to the experience of the college student Includes vivid case studies of students in mourning Incorporates current research about grieving patterns
Categories: Social Science

The Sage Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology

The Sage Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology

Fielding, N. G., & Lee, R. M. (Eds.). (1991). Using computers in qualitative
research. London: Sage. Folkman, S. (1997). Introduction to the special section:
Use of bereavement narratives to predict well-being in gay men whose partner
died of ...

Author: Carol Sansone

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452261645

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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The genius of social psychology as a field has been its ability to investigate the seemingly complicated behaviors that characterize humans as social creatures. The SAGE Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology simplifies this complexity by providing researchers and students with an overview of the rich history of methodological innovation in both basic and applied research within social psychology. This Handbook is a vital resource for behavioral scientists in the academic and research settings who are interested in learning about modern perspectives on classic and innovative methodological approaches in social psychology. Also recommended for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in social psychology methods courses.
Categories: Psychology

Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling

Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling

NARRATIVE. AS. THERAPY. Many current bereavement researchers and
practitioners argue that meaning ... In this approach, human beings are seen as
the “weavers of narratives that give thematic significance to the salient plot
structure of ...

Author: Howard R. Winokuer, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826108739

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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"The book is well-written, interesting, informative, thorough, and useful! As an educator for 43 years, this is the sort of text that I would be pleased to use in my classroom!....I would highly recommend this book! It is an important contribution to the field!"--Gerry R. Cox, PhD, in Illness, Crisis and Loss This core, introductory textbook for undergraduate and graduate level courses is the first volume to combine the knowledge and skills of counseling psychology with current theory and research in grief and bereavement. It is grounded in the belief that grief counseling is distinct from other therapeutic issues because grief is an adaptive response rather than a form of pathology. The book describes the unique aspects of grief as a normal response to loss, and views the goal of counseling bereaved individuals as one of facilitating the unfolding of the healthy and adaptive aspects of the process as it manifests itself within each client. Grief is considered a response to losses that are both death- and non-death-related; and psychological, physical, social, economical and practical experiences of grief are addressed. The text introduces various theories of bereavement and examines different therapeutic modalities that can be used in the context of grief and loss. Specific counseling practices that facilitate successful interventions are discussed, particularly that of "presence," considered by the authors to be the primary therapeutic stance when working with bereaved individuals. The text also addresses grief counseling with special populations, ethical issues, and self-care concerns for counselors. Case studies, discussion and reflection questions, and suggested additional resources are included in each chapter. Key Features: Regards grief therapy as a unique form of counseling based on grief as an adaptive response rather than as a form of pathology Combines the knowledge and skills of counseling psychology with current research in grief and bereavement Written by a prominent clinician and an educator with over 60 years of combined experience in grief counseling Focuses on the importance of "presence" as the most important therapeutic foundation for working with bereaved individuals
Categories: Social Science

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

Edward K. Rynearson and Alison Salloum he objective of this chapter isto
clarifythe disruptive effects of violent killing on the narrative processing of
bereavementand grief inchildren and adults. Violent dying, an unanticipated and
external ...

Author: Robert A. Neimeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136894565

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

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Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field. The volume’s contributors come from around the world, and their work reflects a level of cultural awareness of the diversity and universality of bereavement and its challenges that has rarely been approximated by other volumes. This is a readable, engaging, and comprehensive book that will share the most important scientific and applied work on the contemporary scene with a broad international audience, and as such, it will be an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in death, dying, and bereavement.
Categories: Psychology

Experiences Near Death

Experiences Near Death

The bereaved person tries to tell of conversations with the deceased but attracts
sideway glances and sympathetic but not ... One insight to emerge from the
bereavement narrative is that the interpretation of an experience cannot be
separated ...

Author: Allan Kellehear

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015031835641

Category: Near-death experiences

Page: 230

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The author compares near-death experiences from all over the world, revealing their similarities as well as their differences.
Categories: Near-death experiences

Handbook of Narrative Inquiry

Handbook of Narrative Inquiry

and draw on landmark events as memorial touchstones , their stories transcend
their personal identities and become social ... memory , conducted two studies to
look at the intrapersonal and interpersonal functions of bereavement narratives .

Author: D. Jean Clandinin

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123293446

Category: Social Science

Page: 693

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Composed by international researchers, the Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the developing methodology of narrative inquiry. The Handbook outlines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of narrative inquiry as well as describes different forms of narrative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind volume offers an emerging map of the field and encourages further dialogue, discussion, and experimentation as the field continues to develop.
Categories: Social Science