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Macmillan Higher Education

Grief and its Challenges

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Paperback - 9780230277564

15 December 2011

$39.99

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Ebook - 9780230356351

29 November 2011

$29.99

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The experience of loss and the healing process of grief are fundamental parts of being human. Written by acclaimed author Neil Thompson, Grief and its Challenges provides a theoretically rich and emotionally compassionate...

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The experience of loss and the healing process of grief are fundamental parts of being human. Written by acclaimed author Neil Thompson, Grief and its Challenges provides a theoretically rich and emotionally compassionate introduction to this complex topic.

Incorporating both traditional and newer viewpoints, this book explores how grieving has been theorized and explains the many social as well as personal factors affecting how individuals encounter, interpret and respond to grief. Brief but telling vignettes show how theory works in practice across a wide variety of grieving experiences, from bereavement and trauma to
the breakdown of a relationship or losing a job.

This text provides holistic understanding as well as guidance on how to respond to the bereaved and grieving. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, psychotherapy, social work and nursing looking to make sense of issues around loss, trauma and grief, and give skilled, sensitive support.

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Extends discussion of grief beyond deathrelated loss to cover a range of other events
Integrates theory and practice, to provide a compassionate overview of knowledge and application
Critically extends some of the received psychological approaches by bringing a social perspective in
Succinct and keenly priced, for bookshop browser as well as formal course market
Author with massive following amongst students and social work professionals

PART I: MAKING SENSE OF GRIEF
Introduction
Loss and Grief
Crisis and Trauma
The Social Context
PART II: GRIEF AND HEALING
Introduction
Experiencing Grief
Responding to Grief 1: The Personal Response
Responding to Grief 2: The Professional Response
PART III: GRIEF WITHOUT HEALING
Introduction
Complicationsin Grieving
Grief and Psychological Problems
Grief and Social Problems
Conclusion
Guide to Further Reading
References
Index.

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NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 33 years ofexperience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the editor-in-chief of two online communities: Well-being Zone (www.wellbeingzone.com) and Social Work Focus (www.socialworkfocus.com). His personal website is at www.neilthompson.info.

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NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 33 years ofexperience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He is the editor-in-chief of two online communities: Well-being Zone (www.wellbeingzone.com) and Social Work Focus (www.socialworkfocus.com). His personal website is at www.neilthompson.info.

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