Sibling Loss Across the Lifespan brings together researchers, clinicians, and bereaved siblings to explore sibling loss. Unique in both form and content, the book focuses on loss within five key age ranges-childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, adulthood, and late adulthood-and losses within a special topics section that addresses areas of interest across multiple age groups. In addition to chapters from researchers and clinicians, the book includes personal stories from bereaved siblings who describe the lived experience of this loss.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"This is a timely, groundbreaking contribution by an eminent group of scholars with a wide range of perspectives that results in a treasure trove of useful lessons, penetrating insights, and practical approaches for managing sibling grief. Sibling Loss Across the Lifespan is a unique, valuable resource!"
Gerry R. Cox, PhD, professor emeritus, Center for Death Education & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
"Sibling Loss Across the Lifespan is a unique contribution to our understandings of bereavement, incorporating as it does both developmental perspectives and contributions from researchers, clinicians, and individuals who describe their personal encounters with the death of a brother or sister. Sibling Loss Across the Lifespan is an invaluable resource for researchers, educators, and counselors, one that will spark further interest in additional dimensions of this woefully understudied subject area."
Charles A. Corr, PhD, member, board of directors, Suncoast Hospice Institute, an affiliate of Empath Health, Clearwater, Florida
"The death of a brother or sister has a unique impact on a sibling, particularly at a young age but also throughout life. Profound feelings, including neglect, guilt, and vulnerability, can persist and impact one's view of the world. Sibling Loss Across the Lifespan addresses this understudied area with insight, depth, and compassion. It is essential for the library of anyone seriously interested in grief and loss."
Stephen R. Connor, PhD, executive director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance
"While children have been called the `forgotten grievers,' perhaps the least recognized are those bereaved by the death of a sibling. Given that more than 80% of us have brothers or sisters, we're increasingly likely to experience the loss of one or more throughout our lifetime. Blending research, theory, and personal experience, this book captures the uniqueness of sibling loss from varied perspectives."
Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT, senior director of advocacy & training, executive director emeritus, The Dougy Center
"When my only sister was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, my heart sank and I lost ten pounds while she was undergoing treatment. Sibling loss is a neglected area that touches many people deeply and yet is seldom discussed nor acknowledged. This book is truly inspiring and educational, and it beautifully integrates research, practice, and personal stories of sibling loss across the lifespan. I strongly recommend it to everyone."
Cecilia L. W. Chan, BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD, RS, JP, Si Yuan Professor of Health and Social Work, The University of Hong Kong
"This is an important book with helpful insights. It will be of value to anyone working with grieving individuals and families or studying to do so. It has much to commend it."
Neil Thompson, PhD, DLitt, author of Grief and Its Challenges and board member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement