Working with Loss and Grief
A Theoretical and Practical Approach
- Linda Machin - Honorary Research Fellow, Keele University
-listen to stories of grief told by clients
-identify common patterns in grief
-recognize individual difference in grief response
-prompt therapeutic dialogue
-guide therapeutic focus and
This edition includes: a new chapter on 'The RRL Model and a Pluralistic Approach to Counselling' ; two new case studies; additional content on vulnerability; new grief assessment tools and systems, and the latest research.
Dr Linda Machin is Honorary Research Fellow at Keele University, having been a Lecturer in Social Work and Counselling at Keele. She established a counselling service for the bereaved in North Staffordshire and continues to work as a researcher and freelance trainer.
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.