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Books that may help in the grieving process June 01, 2005 4:38 PM

The grieving process

On Death and Dying
E. Kubler-Ross
ISBN: 0415040159
Examines death and dying with a sense of compassion that goes beyond the patient's disease.

You'll Get Over It: The Rage of Bereavement
Virginia Ironside
ISBN: 0140236082
Agony aunt Virginia Ironside takes an honest and refreshing look at the complex emotional reactions surrounding death in this practical guide for the bereaved.

Journey Through Grief: a Guide to Living with Bereavement
Edward James Richard Box, Tracey Cusick and Edward Box
ISBN: 0954260104
This invaluable guide to coping with the grief of a loved one gives an insight into the mixed feelings involved.

Moving Beyond Grief: Lessons from those who have Lived through Sorrow
Ruth Sissom
ISBN: 0929239091
Ruth Sissom combines her own experience of loss and her background as a registered nurse to offer support, hope and encouragement.

Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life
Colin Murray Parkes
ISBN: 0140257543
A classic study into bereavement including discussions of the many forms of loss.

A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing after the Death of a Loved One
Carol Staudacher
ISBN: 0062508458
Help with working through and resolving any outstanding issues after a death.

Companion through the Darkness
Stephanie Ericsson
ISBN: 0060969741
A look at the psychological effects of grief and how you can work through the associated feelings.

Seven Choices: Taking the Steps to a New life after Losing Someone you Love
Elizabeth Harper Neeld
ISBN: 0937897906
Elizabeth Harper Neeld shares her experiences of loss in a compassionate yet down-to-earth way.

Derek Dobson
ISBN: 0952448610
An anthology of poems, quotations and proverbs with photographs - from a Cruse counsellor.

Dealing with loss

Healing Grief: a guide to Loss and Recovery
Barbara Ward
ISBN: 0091778395
A practical guide to help those going through all kinds of grieving processes.

Life After Loss: A Personal Guide Dealing with Death, Divorce, Job Change and Relocation
Bob Deits
ISBN: 1555611893
How to acknowledge your loss, whether it be loss through death, breakdown of a long-term relationship or a career - and deal with it.

Children and young adults

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney
Judith Viorst
ISBN: 0689712030
A look at death from the perspective of a child whose cat has died.

Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults
Atle Dyregrov
ISBN: 185302113X
Helps adults to know how to respond appropriately to the bereaved child's needs.

Healing your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Tips
Alan Wolfelt
ISBN: 1879651238
Practical tips and suggested activities to help teenagers through their pain.

Sibling Bereavement: Helping Children Cope with Loss
Ann Farrant
ISBN: 0304702056
A psychologist looks at how parents can help surviving children after a bereavement. With case studies.

When parents die

When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent
Rebecca Abrams
ISBN: 0415200660
This is aimed at readers of all ages and considers the continuing importance of the dead parent and the critical role of the surviving parent.

When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults
Edward Myers
ISBN: 0140262318
This guide is aimed specifically at adults who have been bereaved.

Losing a partner

Diary of a Grief
Peter Woods
ISBN: 1850722072
Peter Woods recounts his grieving process when his wife dies after 53 years of marriage. Nominated for a Cruse award.

Alone in Colin's Cottage
June Sutton
ISBN: 0646392042
An account of how one woman came to terms with the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband.

When Your Partner Dies
Mary Mortimer
ISBN: 0704343908
Written from her own experiences of bereavement as well as the experiences of others, this is a sensitive guide to dealing with bereavement.

A Grief Observed
ISBN: 0571066240
A classic account from the writer's overwhelming struggle to come to terms with his wife's death. Filmed as Shadowlands.

Gay Widowers: Life After the Death of a Partner
Micheal Shernoff
ISBN: 156023105X
A collection of first person accounts of the loss of a gay partner.

Death of a baby or child
The Bereaved Parent
Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
ISBN: 0285648918
Help for bereaved parents in coming to terms with the loss of their child.

Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived
Maria Housden
ISBN: 0007155670
A mother's story of her remarkable 3 year old's battle with cancer. A celebration of life.

When a Baby Dies: The Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death
Nancy Kohner
ISBN: 0415252768
With stories and quotes from parents who've written about their experiences of losing a baby at different stages of pregnancy - or shortly after birth.

Sudden or violent death

No Time for Goodbyes
Janice Harris Lord
ISBN: 0934793689
Experiences from people who've lost a love one to a sudden or violent death.

A Special Scar: The Experience of People Bereaved by Suicide
Alison Wertheimer
ISBN: 0415220270
This book looks at the stigma surrounding suicide and offers support and practical help to surviving friends and fam  [ send green star]
A few more June 01, 2005 4:41 PM

Terminal illness

At Home with Terminal Illness: A Family Guidebook to Hospice in the Home
Michael Appleton and Todd Henshell
ISBN: 0132998432
This book is aimed at those caring for terminally ill patients in the home.

Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
Joanne Lynn and Joan Harrold
ISBN: 0195116623

A guide for those living with terminal illness and their carers. With case studies.
Armfuls of Time: The Psychological Experience of the Child with a Life-Threatening Illness
Barbara M. Sourkes
ISBN: 0415132932
The psychological experiences of terminally ill children are portrayed here, for those concerned with their care.

Dealing with Terminal Illness in the Family
Heather Lehr Wagner
ISBN: 0791066  [ send green star]
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