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    DescriptionThe loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that most of us will ever have to face in our lives. This book recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realise that they are not alone in their experience. This new edition has been revised and extended to take into account recent research findings on both sides of the Atlantic. Parkes and Prigerson include additional information about the different circumstances of bereavement including traumatic loss, disasters, and complicated grief, as well as providing details on how social, religious, and cultural influences determine how we grieve. "Bereavement" provides guidance on preparing for the loss of a loved one, and coping after they've gone. It also discusses how to identify the minority in whom bereavement may lead to impairment of physical and/or mental health and how to ensure they get the help they need. This classic text will continue to be of value to the bereaved themselves, as well as the professionals and friends who seek to help and understand them.

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    Studies of Grief in Adult Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Murray Parkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 269 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141049410
    ISBN 10: 0141049413

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    BIC E4L: FAM
    BIC subject category V2: VFJX, MMH, JKSN2
    BISAC V2.8: SEL010000
    DC22: 155.937
    Thema V1.0: JKSN2, MKL, VFJX
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Colin Murray Parkes is Consultant Psychiatrist Emeritus at St Christopher's Hospice and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist to the Royal London Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic, London. He is Life President of Cruse Bereavement Care and in 1996 was awarded an OBE for services to bereaved people. Holly Prigerson is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Director at the Centre for Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA.
    Review quote
    I have been reading and learning from Colin Parkes' work on death, grief, and loss for more than half a century. During that time Parkes has emerged as the predominant world authority on the nature and consequences of bereavement -- Robert Jay Lifton, psychiatrist and author