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Title Stories of complicated grief : a critical anthology / Eric D. Miller, editor.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : NASW Press, [2014]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  155.937 S884S    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  155.937 S884S2 c.2  Check Shelf
Description xxi, 362 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface: an introduction to complicated grief and the nature of this book / Eric D. Miller -- Part 1. When and how is grief "complicated?" -- Chapter 1. Seeking my brother's voice: holding onto long-term grief through photographs, stories, and reflections / Carolyn Ellis -- Chapter 2. The complications of grief: the battle to define modern mourning / Leeat Granek -- Chapter 3. The betrayal that was love / Laura K. Kerr -- Chapter 4. Tears and tattoos: complex grief revisited / Trish Staples -- Part 2: Unresolved and long-lasting grief -- Chapter 5. The rhetoric of grief: when a loved one you have never loved is dying / Mary Lynn Navarro -- Chapter 6. Luvandwar and letting go / Rose Richards -- Chapter 7. Complicating grief with violence / Vanessa Russell -- Chapter 8. Complicated grief endures / Elisabeth Hanscombe -- Part 3: The death or physical loss of one's child: everlasting or pathological grief? -- Chapter 9. When time stops: the courage for joy / Donna M. McDonald -- Chapter 10. Communicative coping with ambiguous death: the search for answers and acceptance after the death of a child / Lynne M. Webb and Paige W. Toller -- Chapter 11. The lost mother: a refracted memoir / Christina Houen -- Part 4: The effects of intergenerational grief -- Chapter 12. Transgenerational transmission of the trauma of a pogrom / Mildred Antonelli -- Chapter 13. Writing through grief / Rae Luckie -- Chapter 14. Prolonged grief disorder in 3-D: an emerging portrait across time and space / James A. Wren -- Chapter 15. Stories my father never told me / Olivia Sagan -- Part 5: Cultural and societal constraints and complications of grief -- Chapter 16. Scapegoating the complicated griever in a toxic world / Kathleen J. Cassity -- Chapter 17. Just don't laugh / Parag Sharma -- Chapter 18. My brother's keeper / David F. Purnell -- Chapter 19. A constant resuscitation of trauma: the ties between technology and complicated grief / Jason Barr -- Chapter 20. The silent grief of women: an emptying of the soul / Annette Anderson-Engler -- Part 6: Concluding thoughts -- Chapter 21. Concluding thoughts / John H. Harvey -- About the editor -- About the contributors -- Index.
Summary Death. Sadness. Depression. Heartache. Pain. These are words commonly used to describe the range of emotions that individuals experience when dealing with the loss of a loved one, a chronic illness, or an unwanted life-changing event. Grief is often a difficult issue for people to deal with, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with loss. Stories of Complicated Grief: A Critical Anthology is authored by social work and other human service scholars who have personally experienced complicated, protracted, or otherwise difficult grief and who write openly about their experiences but also place their stories in a larger academic context. This is the sense in which the book constitutes a "critical anthology" and fills a void in the academic, clinical, and general literature. The authors in this volume discuss how their experiences of loss and grief, though harrowing, ultimately allowed them degrees of personal growth and betterment--with particular emphasis on the importance of giving voice to one's experience in writing. Powerful and moving as the stories are in their own right, they are notable in that they all highlight academic issues regarding the nature of loss and grief, shedding light on what it means to experience complicated grief while weaving in related topics such as cultural differences, stigma, shame, losses, and traumas other than death. These accounts provide both clinical and practical insights on the nature of complicated grief for practitioners, researchers, and laypeople, making Stories of Complicated Grief an invaluable, unprecedented resource for clinicians, academics, and anyone grappling with the effects of complicated grief in their own life.--Back cover.
Subject Grief.
Adjustment (Psychology)
Grief -- Personal Narratives.
Adaptation, Psychological -- Personal Narratives.
Stress, Psychological -- Personal Narratives.
Writing -- Personal Narratives.
Adjustment (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00796680
Bereavement. (OCoLC)fst00830665
Grief. (OCoLC)fst00947883
Added Author Miller, Eric D., 1972- editor.
ISBN 9780871014481 (paperback)
0871014483 (paperback)
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