Bereavement is a challenging area for everyone, including health and social care practitioners who are often well placed to offer help and support to the bereaved. This invaluable text draws together a comprehensive evidence-base for supporting grieving people from a wide range of research, and applies it to a health and social care context.
Accessible and practical throughout, each chapter identifies key recommendations from the research and includes thinking points to help the reader apply them to practice. An overview chapter examines theoretical perspectives and defines key concepts, such as grief, loss, bereavement, mourning and bereavement care. Part one explores bereavement across the lifespan, from childhood to older people. Part two looks at different interventions and care settings.
Grief, Loss and Bereavement Care is suitable for students and professionals in health and social care who want to gain an understanding of bereavement and bereavement care.