• About Grief: Insights, Setbacks, Grace Notes, Taboos

    By Ron Marasco

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781566638586
    • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher
    • Published: September 2010
    About Grief is an unorthodox learning approach to a difficult and profoundly human experience. The authors are not physicians or psychologists, so the book is without clinical jargon. It is not a memoir of personal grief, so there is no wrenching saga to work through. And it is not a touchy-feely inspirational book, so, as the authors put it, "There are no doves on the jacket."Using a variety ofsources from literature, drama, poetry, music, and interviews with grieving persons, the authors distill into plain terms and a user-friendly format some of the unspoken discoveries about grief. The book looks past the solemnity of grief to its messier aspects: the practical matters to sort out, the high-maintenance relatives to wrangle, the ugly feelings to vent. And it looks past the sadness of grief to its epiphanies: the personal lessons, the transformations, the intensifications of love. About Grief is composed of four chapters, each made up of straightforward essays that can be read in a single sitting. Chapter 1 explains the new normality that a grieving person experiences (e.g., stigma, presence, empathy), Chapter 2 talks about processing those things honestly (e.g., panic, sentimentality, shame, mistakes). Chapter 3 identifies some of the common consolations that grieving people find to help them soldier on (e.g., indulgence, sports, cynicism, rest). Chapter 4 explores grief's various forms of expression (e.g., self-narrative, gender, religion, music).As a bereavement group leader recently said of About Grief, "This book is different. I can't recommend it highly enough." Different in approach, perspective, style.We begin with a moment from the last scene of Shakespeare's King Lear. In Act V the elderly monarch walks on stage carrying his daughter Cordelia, dead in his arms. This is an iconic image of tragic loss, a metaphor for "the weight of grief."Grief is weight.
  • Adolescent Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping

    By David Balk

    Our Price: $95.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780826110732
    • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
    • Published: March 2009
    "Capturing from the start that 'Childhood is, and always has been, a vulnerable time, we have a rich ingathering of contributed pieces that bring us into the raw, fragile arena of children traumatized by life events and behaviors...--Illness, Crisis, and Loss Balk and Corr again have edited a book that will set the direction of the field for yet another decade....Caregivers can count on this book...for insight and intervention.--From the Foreword by Kenneth J. Doka, PhDProfessor, The Graduate School, The College of New RochelleAuthor, Counseling Individuals With Life-Threatening Illness Over a decade has passed since the publication of Balk and Corr's groundbreakingHandbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement. This new book, Adolescent Encounters With Death, Bereavement, and Coping, analyzes the challenges faced by adolescents coping with death, dying, and bereavement, and examines the new, unique circumstances and advances that have transpired over the last decade. These include: Grief and coping with HIV/AIDS Adolescents, humor, and death Technology and the Internet: coping with loss in the digital world Bereavement over the deaths of celebrities The book also explores critical, imaginative conceptual frameworks and models that have emerged on the scene, including:The dual process model for understanding loss Ideas about assumptive worlds Debates about the benefit and harm of grief counseling New research on recovery and resilience following bereavement Written from the interdisciplinary perspectives of expert sociologists, psychologists, educators, social workers, nurses, and anthropologists, this book offers a breadth and depth of insight into the complex nature of adolescent bereavement. Nurses, counselors, social workers, and educators will find this book to be an invaluable resource when they try to understand and help adolescents coping with death-related issues."
  • Advance Care Planning: Communicating About Matters of Life and Death

    By Leah Rogne

    Our Price: $69.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826110213
    • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
    • Published: July 2013
    Rogne (sociology, Minnesota State U., Mankato) and McCune, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Antioch U. Seattle who has served as a hospice volunteer and employee, bring together palliative care physicians, nurses, social workers, grief counselors, educators, lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and medical ethicists from the US, Canada, and Europe for 21 chapters meant to help facilitate communication and decision-making between individuals and professionals about medical care at the end of life. They consider the current state of advance care planning and paths toward a more effective approach to death education and end-of-life care, discussing the history of advanced directives and their use in end-of-life planning and care; current challenges, including resistance to talking about death and dying, legal and ethical issues, the problem of overtreatment, and cultural and spiritual considerations; methods and practices to facilitate conversations, including an interdisciplinary relational model of care, considerations for talking to older adults, using stories and mobiles, and writing one's own advanced directive; specific initiatives; and the kind of ethical view, leadership philosophy, and community development orientation needed to undertake the cultural transformation necessary for a new way to deal with death, dying, loss, and care. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

    By Sallie Tisdale

    Our Price: $23.39
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501182174
    • Publisher: Touchstone
    • Published: June 2018
  • African American Grief

    By Paul C. Rosenblatt

    Our Price: $41.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415951524
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: April 2005
  • After 'while, Crocodile: Losing Grandpa-Sammy's Story

    By Jack Runion

    Our Price: $13.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780982146682
    • Publisher: Healthy Life Press, LLC
  • After Death

    By Sukie Miller

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780684822365
    • Publisher: SIMON AND SCHUSTER
    • Published: April 1997
    Cross-cultural examination of death's aftermath.
  • After Suicide

    By Eleanora B. Ross

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738205960
    • Published: January 2002
    "An extraordinary book that is a must for all people who have suffered or those who wish to support and counsel the bereaved." -Ari Kiev, M.D., J.D., author of A Strategy for Daily Living
  • After Suicide

    By John H. Hewett

    Our Price: $4.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780664242961
    • Published: March 1980
    Clarifies current knowledge of suicide and demonstrates how survivors should deal with feelings of guilt, anger, bewilderment, and shame
  • After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again: A Parent's Guide to Coping with the Loss of a Child

    By Elizabeth Mehren

    Our Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684811703
    • Publisher: Touchstone Books
    • Published: April 1997
  • After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search

    By Sarah Perry

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780544302655
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: September 2017
  • All at Sea: A Memoir

    By Decca Aitkenhead

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101912331
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: July 2017
  • Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Third Edition)

    By Sherry Turkle

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465093656
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: November 2017