Linda Machin writes with clarity and relevance about the challenges of well informed decision making and effective practice in the field of bereavement support. She offers a wide ranging synthesis of theoretical and therapeutic developments and a strong research base. Practical case studies facilitate the wider use of the Range of Response to Loss model. This book will be of benefit to all with an interest in understanding loss and grief and improving the quality of bereavement support.
This is a practical and valuable overview for working with grief. The concepts and approach allow for the breadth of human experience rather than following a formulaic linear pathway, and have the flexibility to be applied to a wide range of clients.
An excellent book for my students who are studying the end of life units and those studying bereavement modules. Very informative.
Loss and grief are essential components in working with any service group and yet very little attentiion is paid to this area.
The author has managed to embrace both theory and practical approaches to the work on loss and grief. Each chapter will assist the reader with an understanding on the subject area and evoke thought on understanding this area of practice.
Extremely useful resource for students developing their awareness of dealing with adversity in their therapeutic practice.
This was a very helpful text - informative and useful for considering and working therapeutically with issues of loss. It provokes reflections more broadly than the recognised themes of death and grief.
Midwives are exposed to bereavement and loss as they work in partnership with childbearing women and their families. This book offers practical ways of engaging with women during bereavement, with structured models and case examples that are beneficial in facilitating the grieving process.
An excellent revision of the earlier version - added to core reading list for my bereavement module
As a lecturer of loss, grief and bereavement I found Linda’s book to be extremely useful. She provides a more appropriate model of loss and grief for today’s society with a well defined Attitude to grief Scale that health and social care practitioners would be able to work with. I highly recommend this book.
this is an interesting textbook exploring a challenging topic but it is not specific enough for direct recommendation in my forthcoming module but I will recommend library purchase as students may dip into the book for theoretical perspectives related to this area of work and care.
I did feel that each chapter should have had the references and further reading at the end of each rather than all together at book end.
Allows students to explore concepts and issues in an easy to access way and can enable practitioners to develop their skills to enhance care outcomes
excellent & essential text for palliative care & long term condition module.
A clear and concise guide to working with grief and loss
appropriate text to support core module reading
An excellent book, using some up to date systems to record the grief process (AAG scale), and looking at loss of various kinds.
Written compassionately and authoritatively.
This is an excellent, moving text which will help to both introduce and support the student and qualified nurse in this field of practice. It is sensitively written and easy to use.
Very helpful in allowing students to understand the complexities of human behaviour, and to see loss and grief as a core part of living.
a good text
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