ERIC Number: ED256986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Letting Go with Love: The Grieving Process.
This book deals with death and the grieving process. The first three chapters cover several universal aspects of grieving. Four stages of grief are described and various feelings of grief (denial, anger, guilt, depression, acceptance) are examined. The next five chapters detail specific losses: death of a spouse, parent, child, friends and siblings, and the death of infants before or soon after birth. Individual sections examine special problems connected with these specific losses. A chapter on death of the self was written for those who have a terminal illness or who are close to someone facing death. Another chapter deals with death by suicide and explores the unique circumstances facing the survivors. The final two chapters explain life patterns that may influence how individuals process grief. Different coping styles are described and ways of handling loss are presented. The appendices offer suggestions on communicating appropriately with survivors, and list resources and organizations which offer support to grieving persons. (NRB)
Descriptors: Bereavement, Coping, Death, Emotional Response, Family (Sociological Unit), Grief, Infant Mortality, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Suicide, Widowed
La Mariposa Press, P.O. Box 13221, Tucson, AZ 85732-1221 ($8.95 plus $1.00 for postage and handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A