The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that most of us will ever have to face in our lives. This book recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realise that they are not alone in their experience.
Long recognised as the most authoritative work of its kind, this new edition has been revised and extended to take into account recent research findings on both sides of the Atlantic. Parkes and Prigerson include additional information about the different circumstances of bereavement including traumatic losses, disasters, and complicated grief, as well as providing details on how social, religious, and cultural influences determine how we grieve.
Bereavement provides guidance on preparing for the loss of a loved one, and coping after they have gone. It also discusses how to identify the minority in whom bereavement may lead to impairment of physical and/or mental health and how to ensure they get the help they need. This classic text will continue to be of value to the bereaved themselves, as well as the professionals and friends who seek to help and understand them.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
'I have been reading and learning from Colin Parkes' work on death, grief, and loss for more than a half century. During that time Parkes has emerged as the predominant world authority on the nature and consequences of bereavement' - Robert Jay Lifton, From the Foreword
"Prigerson has brought her expertise in modern research methods and statistical analyses to the joint project, resulting in a book that is up-to-date, authoritative and enriched by the intergrational combination of an elder and a younger member of the tribe. I hope that readers and colleagues will be awarded with many more editions of this important work." - Ruth Malkinson, Bereavement Care Journal, 2011