Bereavement Care and Hope

Sheila Payne, Mari Lloyd-Williams and Vida Kennedy

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Second edition

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216420
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730306 | DOI:
Bereavement Care and Hope

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This chapter discusses the language and discourse of bereavement in the context of palliative care. It traces the ways talking about and understanding bereavement back to some of the theoretical ideas which emerged in the last century and explores how dominant theories of loss influenced the understanding of bereavement. It shows how theoretical ideas have been incorporated into notions of ‘normal’ bereavement and discusses the role and function of childhood bereavement services.

Keywords: bereavement; palliative care; loss; childhood bereavement; bereavement services

Chapter.  10339 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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