by by Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D. and Joyce D. Davidson
This volume examines the ways in which these key aspects of identity affect how individuals grieve. Specifically explored are the effects of such variables as culture, spirituality, age and developmental level, class and gender on the ways individuals grieve.
Many factors influence how individuals
experience and adapt to loss. Among these are the nature of
the loss, the relationship and attachment to the loss, the
circumstances surrounding the loss, personal variables, and
This volume examines the ways in which
these key aspects of identity affect how individuals grieve.
Specifically explored are the effects of such variables as
culture, spirituality, age and developmental level, class and
gender on the ways individuals grieve. The book will serve to
remind caregivers that special consideration should be paid
to such variables in working with clients and designing
interventive and supportive programs. Additionally, the book
offers reassurance to survivors of loss, reminding them of
the many reasons their grief is unique.
This book was produced as a companion to
the Hospice Foundation of America's fifth annual National
Bereavement Teleconference.Table of Contents
- Foreward; Jack D. Gordon.
- Introduction, Kenneth J. Doka.
- Spirituality, Loss, and Grief.
- Asian Ways of Grief, Dennis Klass and Robert E.
- What You Always Wanted to Know about Your Jewish
Clients' Perspectives Concerning Death and Dying
- But Were Afraid to Ask, Earl A. Grollman.
- Christians in Grief, Stephen D. McConnell.
- Grief: A Muslim Perspective, Shukria Alimi Raad.
- Ethnicity and Culture.
- Grief in the American Culture, Dana G. Cable.
- Looking through Different Eyes: Beyond Cultural
Diversity, Sherry E. Showalter.
- Sociocultural Considerations for Working with
Blacks Experiencing Loss and Grief, Ronald Keith
- Developing Cultural Competency, Lynne Ann
- Varied Experience: Gender, Development, Class,
and Cultural Influences on Grief.
- Dying and Grieving in the Inner City, Patricia A.
Murphy and David M. Price.
- Gender Differences in Bereavement Expression
across the Life Span, Catherine M. Sanders.
- Revisiting Masculine Grief, Terry Martin and
Kenneth J. Doka.
- Developmental Perspectives on Grief and Mourning,
Charles A. Corr.
- Helping Individuals with Developmental
Disabilities, Claire Lavin.
- The World of the Deaf Community, Frank R.
- Sexual Orientation and Grief. Ron E. Wilder.
- Cultural Aspects of Peer Support: An Examination
of one Program's Experience, Bonnie Carroll. IV.
- Making Sense out of Loss.
- Dimensions of Diversity in the Reconstruction of
Meaning, Robert A. Neimeyer and Nancy J. Keesee.
- Deciding What is Right When We are so Different,
David M. Price.
- Multicultural Grief Counseling, Richard R. Ellis.
- Healing Rituals: Powerful and Empowering, Alice
- The Wounded Healer: A Transcultural Perspective,
Douglas C. Smith.
- Conclusion, Joyce D. Davidson.
- Resource Organizations.
300 pages; soft bound
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