by Edited by Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.
This book examines the subject of abrupt, unexpected death and its effects on and implication for the survivors left behind. Topics covered include: heart attack and stroke, vehicular crashes, suicide, violent death, disaster, the military and complicated grief, and treatment methods for traumatic loss.
This book was produced as a companion to the Hospice Foundation of America's third annual teleconference. The Foundation, begun in 1982, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership in the development of hospice and its philosophy of care for terminally ill people. The Foundation conducts educational programs related to hospice, sponsors research on ethical questions as well as the economics of health care at the end-of-life, and serves as a philanthropic presence within the national hospice community.
Close to 90 percent of hospice's in the United States reach beyond their own patients and families to become, in a variety of ways, a community resource on grief and bereavement. That is part of the hospice mission and an important service which the Hospice Foundation of America encourages and tried to support.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Journey of a Young Widow - by Victoria Cummock
- After Heart Attack and Stroke - by Stephen P. Hersh
- America's Number One Killer: Vehicular Crashes - by Janice Harris Lord
- Survivors of Suicide - by Judith Stillion
- Sudden Violent Death - by Lula Redmond
- Complicated Grief in the Military - by Bonnie Carroll, Lisa Hudson, Dianne Ruby
- Traumatic Death: Treatment Implications - by Charles Figley
- Social Psychological Aspects of Disaster Death - by Vanderlyn Pine
- Grief Counseling for Survivors of Traumatic Loss - by Dana Cable
- Using Funeral Rituals to Help Survivors - by O. Duane Weeks
- Complications in Mourning Traumatic Death - by Masculine Grief - by Terry Martin and Kenneth J. Doka
- Law Enforcement and EMS Personnel - by Lois Chapman Dick
- Spiritual Support After a Sudden Loss - by Earl A. Grollman
- Sudden Death: How the Media Can Help - by Brian Kates
- The Response of Schools and Teachers - by Robert Stevenson
- Government's Role in Disaster Response - by Laura W. Boyd
- An Annotated Resource List on Traumatic Loss - by Mary Beth Williams with the assistance of Michelle Ledbatter
260 pages; 6 X 9;soft bound
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