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. There is an overview chapter that 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.
Selected contents: 1. Introduction 2. Bereavement in Children and Young People 3. Parental and Family Bereavement 4. Bereavement and Older People 5. End-of-life Care and Bereavement 6. Mental Health, Trauma and Bereavement 7. Bereavement and Primary Care 8. Acute Care and Bereavement 9. Children's Deaths and Bereavement 10. Perinatal Bereavement 11. Older people and Bereavement 12. Learning Disability and Bereavement 13. HIV, AIDS and Bereavement 14. Occupational Health and Bereavement 15. Professional Development for Health and Social Care Practitioners 16. Interventions, Organisation of Care and Support for the Bereaved