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The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

This is an excellent book that addresses many aspects of bereavement. The text is accessible and written in clear, non-jargonistic terms.

A rational approach to death and bereavement is endorsed throughout the book, and the authors emphasise the unique nature of bereavement for each individual.

Every chapter is augmented by brief narratives of those who have been bereaved, which are particularly effective and assist in highlighting issues that may need to be addressed, such as breaking bad news, family conflict and how to deal with the deceased individual’s personal effects.

A useful resources section provides details of a range of potentially helpful sources of practical and emotional advice and support.

This book will be of use to anyone who may have to deal with the consequences of bereavement, and healthcare staff may be particularly interested in the chapters on breaking bad news.

I recommend this book, for individual purchase and for acquisition by professional libraries.

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