Author(s): Caroline Lloyd
Being able to offer support to the bereaved is an important part of many frontline professions, such as nurses, teachers, funeral directors and anything in between. Yet very little theoretical information about grief has filtered down into mainstream knowledge, and what has is often misinterpreted. Giving an accessible introduction to modern day grief theory, this book is the perfect guide to grief for the lay reader, or griever curious to how their grief works. Debunking commonly believed myths with information on how grief can vary from person to person, advice on communicating with the bereaved and details on the different kinds of grief, this book is an essential read for anyone working with the bereaved.
Tells you what you need to know about grief
Caroline Lloyd is a bereavement researcher, facilitator and trainer. In addition to delivering training, Caroline's focus is on researching for a PhD in bereavement at Trinity College, Dublin. She is active on Twitter as @thegriefgeek, and blogs at thegriefgeek.com.
1. What is Grief? 2. What do you say to the bereaved? 3. What is the best way to grieve? 4. Is grief 'traumatic' or a mental health problem? 5. How do you support the bereaved? 6. Conclusion.