Living Through Loss Interventions Across the Life Span

ISBN-10: 0231122470
ISBN-13: 9780231122474
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Nancy R. Hooyman and Betty J. Kramer's Living Through Lossis the first book to identify the many ways in which people experience loss over the course of life and to discuss the interventions most effective at each stage of life. It is intended for students, social workers, and other health and human service professionals who seek a definitive, single-source reference. The authors' starting point is that loss comes in many forms and can include not only suffering the death of a person one loves but also giving birth to a child with disabilities, living with chronic illness, or being abused, assaulted, or otherwise traumatized. They approach loss from the perspective of the resilience model, which acknowledges the capacity of people to integrate loss into their lives, and write sensitively about the role of age, race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, and spirituality in a person's response to loss. The book begins with a concise introduction to current theories of loss and the concepts and goals that underlie the resilience model. The heart of the book follows-paired chapters that pinpoint the intersection of loss and a particular stage of life, along with evidence-based interventions appropriate to that period of life and congruent with a strengths perspective, from childhood to old age. This is more than a comprehensive source on loss and grief. It is distinguished by the authors' beautiful use of clients' stories of loss - and their own - to make Living Through Lossdefinitive and indelible.

Nancy R. Hooyman is the Hooyman Endowed Professor and dean emerita at the University of Washington, School of Social Work. In addition to numerous awards and fellowships, she is the author of eight books and more than one hundred articles.Betty J. Kramer is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work. She is a nationally recognized social work leader in the field of palliative and end-of-life care, the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and the coeditor of Men as Caregivers: Theory, Research, and Service Implications.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives on Grief
The Grief Process
Resilience and Meaning Making
Grief and Loss in Childhood
Interventions for Grieving Children
Grief and Loss in Adolescence
Interventions for Grieving Adolescents
Grief and Loss in Young Adulthood
Interventions for Grieving Young Adults
Grief and Loss in Middle Adulthood
Interventions for Grieving Midlife Adults
Grief and Loss in Old Age
Interventions for Grieving Older Adults
Professional Self-Awareness and Self-Care
Concluding Thoughts
References
Index

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