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Understanding loss and grief for women: a new perspective on their pain and healing

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Publisher:
Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,
Pub. Date:
[2017]
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English
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This book can enhance everyone's understanding of how women experience loss and grief, and how they transition to resolution. It is an invaluable resource to women and everyone who supports them--spouses, partners, and family members as well as community and government.

* Explicates the socially constructed roles of women, in the past and in modern society, to illustrate what has been considered "appropriate" expression and response to loss and grief for women, and to enable a unique understanding the phenomenal loss experience for women

* Presents an invaluable framework, as a scaffolding, that allows readers to interrogate their own and others' experiences of loss in a novel, more in-depth way--one that supports improved practice in the helping professions

* Includes women's real-life stories that tell their truths of the loss experience and how grief worked through them in transitioning to resolution

* Provides seminal information to professional grief counselors, physicians, nurses, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric social workers, as well as students of psychology, sociology, medicine, public health, and women's studies

* Allows family members, friends, or partners to better understand what a woman who is experiencing loss and grief is feeling, and instructs how to support healthy transition through grief to resolution

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9781440857829
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