Bookshop: Bereavement – for personal and professional interest

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Abrams R

When parents die.  Learning to live with the loss of a parent. 3rd edition 2013.

Routledge 2013

Rebecca Abrams draws on her personal and professional understanding of parental loss, as well as the experiences of many other adults, teenagers and young children. Of interest to lay and professional audiences.

Blank J W

The death of an adult child

Baywood Publishing Company 1998

There are a number of books on the effects of a young child’s death on parents – however, there is little written on the effects of the death of an adult child. This book is based on the author’s personal experience as well as the experiences of over 60 respondents to a letter and questionnaire on the subject

Broadbent A

We need to talk about grief

Piatkus 2014

Carleton J

Give sorrow words

Goldney Books 2004

A collection of 50 poems offering consolation and condolence in bereavement.

Flem L

Final reminder: how I emptied my parents’ house

Souvenir Press Ltd 2005

Described as “taboo-breaking”, the author covers, from personal experience, the range of emotions experienced in bereavement. In particular she outlines how feelings are often intensified by having to empty one’s parents’ house

Hancock S

Just me

Bloomsbury Publishers 2008

Sheila Hancock reflects on the new life she has established, following the death of her husband, the actor John Thaw.

Jenkins C, Merry J

Relative grief

Jessica Kingsley 2003

This is a compilation of short reflections by many people on the death of someone close to them. They are themed by the relationship the writer had with the deceased – mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, wives, husbands, partners, grandparents, grandchildren, friends.

Parkes CM

Responses to terrorism
Can psychosocial approaches break the cycle of violence?

Routledge 2014

Rawson P

Grappling with grief

Karnac 2005

This book is written to assist any adult dealing with great loss, especially the death of someone close to them. It is based on personal experience as well as on her work as a psychotherapist

Wallbank S

The empty bed.  Bereavement and the loss of love

Darton, Longman and Todd

Wertheimer A

A special scar. The experiences of people bereaved by suicide. 2nd edition

Brunner Routledge 2001

This is an excellent resource for both health professionals and for those who have been bereaved by suicide.

Whitaker A

All in the end is harvest

Darton Longman and Todd 1999

Wilson J

Supporting people through loss and grief

Jessica Kingsley 2014

Woodward J

The lone twin. Understanding twin bereavement

Free Association Books 1998

The issue of close attachments in bereavement is especially apt when one considers bereaved twins. The author is a psychotherapist who is herself a bereaved twin. She discusses bereavement of twins at different ages throughout the lifespan.

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