Books that may help in the grieving process June 01, 2005 4:38 PM
The grieving process
On Death and Dying
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
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
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 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
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
Help with working through and resolving any outstanding issues after a death.
Companion through the Darkness
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
Elizabeth Harper Neeld shares her experiences of loss in a compassionate yet down-to-earth way.
An anthology of poems, quotations and proverbs with photographs - from a Cruse counsellor.
Dealing with loss
Healing Grief: a guide to Loss and Recovery
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
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
A look at death from the perspective of a child whose cat has died.
Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults
Helps adults to know how to respond appropriately to the bereaved child's needs.
Healing your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Tips
Practical tips and suggested activities to help teenagers through their pain.
Sibling Bereavement: Helping Children Cope with Loss
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
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
This guide is aimed specifically at adults who have been bereaved.
Losing a partner
Diary of a Grief
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
An account of how one woman came to terms with the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband.
When Your Partner Dies
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
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
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
Help for bereaved parents in coming to terms with the loss of their child.
Hannah's Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived
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
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
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
This book looks at the stigma surrounding suicide and offers support and practical help to surviving friends and fam
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At Home with Terminal Illness: A Family Guidebook to Hospice in the Home
Michael Appleton and Todd Henshell
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
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
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
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