The Orphaned Adult

Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents

The Orphaned Adult

A guide to understanding and coping with grief and all of the disorienting emotions that accompany the death of our parents Losing our parents when we ourselves are adults is in the natural order of things, a rite of passage into true adulthood. But whether we lose them suddenly or after a prolonged illness, and whether we were close to or estranged from them, this passage proves inevitably more difficult than we thought it would be. From the recognition of our own mortality and sudden child-like sorrow to a sometimes-subtle change in identity or shift of roles in the surviving family, The Orphaned Adult guides readers through the storm of change this passage brings and anchors them with its compassionate and reassuring wisdom.

Death & Dying, Life & Living

Death & Dying, Life & Living

Practical and inspiring, DEATH & DYING, LIFE & LIVING, 8th Edition helps students learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. They also discuss a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication encourage productive living in the face of death. You can use this book as a primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in death, dying, and bereavement; as a supplementary text in related courses; or as a general resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

From Child to Elder

Personal Transformation in Becoming an Orphan at Midlife

From Child to Elder

"From Child to Elder" explores the personal growth that can arise when a middle-aged adult loses his or her last living parent. Based on an empirical phenomenological study, this book details the complex ways in which the adult orphan's ongoing relationship to the deceased parents, combined with the unique meanings of the loss, leads to a deepening of individual autonomy and spiritual awakening. Confrontation with mortality and fundamental aloneness promotes, among other things, an increased sense of existential responsibility toward self and others as the adult orphan psychologically assumes its new role as an elder. These and many other themes are structured into an integrated whole and amplified through developmental, existential, and Jungian perspectives. The result is a compelling portrait of the processes by which the death of one's parents can accelerate psychospiritual development.

Helping Those Experiencing Loss: A Guide to Grieving Resources

A Guide to Grieving Resources

Helping Those Experiencing Loss: A Guide to Grieving Resources

This book provides a guide for grieving youth and adults as well as extensive descriptive lists of recommended professional literature resources. • Provides over 450 evaluative annotations of recommended books, audio recordings, video recordings, websites, and organizations • Presents an introduction to the topic as well as a bibliography of consulted sources with each chapter • Includes a comprehensive author-title-subject index

Coping with Bereavement

A practical guide to getting through grief

Coping with Bereavement

Find out everything you need to know about dealing with bereavement in just 50 minutes with this straightforward guide. The loss of a loved one can leave us feeling devastated, isolated and adrift, and in this situation it is often hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As bereavement affects everyone differently, this guide contains clear, practical advice to allow you to work through your grief at your own pace and adapt to the change in your life. In just 50 minutes you will be able to: • Understand the psychological mechanisms behind grief • Take practical steps to gradually lessen the pain of bereavement • Support a loved one who is dealing with bereavement ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | HEALTH AND WELLBEING The Health and Wellbeing series from the 50Minutes collection is perfect for anyone looking to be healthier and happier in their personal life. Our guides cover a range of topics, from social anxiety to getting ready for a new baby, and provide simple, practical advice and suggestions to allow you to reduce stress, strengthen your relationships and increase your wellbeing.

The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

The Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Information and Referral

The Journal of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems

Information and Referral


Public Library Catalog 12th Edition

Guide to Reference Book and Adult Nonfiction

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition