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Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement

Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement
A Guide for Social Workers

December 2007 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This book makes a significant contribution to the literature. The author is to be commended for the huge amount of work he has put into this volume which deserves to be widely used."
—Bernard Moss, Staffordshire University

All social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for effective and empowering practice.

Each chapter is grounded in social work theory and is illustrated by practice scenarios, exercises, suggestions for further study, and contemporary cultural examples from novels and films. The book explores: definitions and assessment of loss; psychological aspects of loss and grief; skills, methods and theories working with the individual; families, support groups and communities; avenues of support for social workers; and key themes of anti-discriminatory practice, evidence based practice, and ethical awareness.

This invaluable skills-based book meets the training requirements for social workers and is essential reading for students or practitioners wishing to reflect on and develop their own practice in working with loss, death, and bereavement.

Psychological Theories
Social and Cultural Dimensions
Social Work Values
Social Work Skills, Methods and Theories in Work with Individuals
Social Work Skills, Methods and Theories in Work with Families, Groups and the Wider Community
The Evidence Base
Social Workers within Our Agencies: The Need for 'Relentless Self-Care'

a good guide to working with this client group. The book consists of helpful exercises throughout

Miss Andria Vasiliou
Social Science, University of Derby Radiography
September 23, 2020

I will be adding this book to our reading list. For teachers it provides a number of scenarios and case studies which can be used as class activities. It also offers an analysis research in social work practice and at the end of every chapter offers suggestions for further reading. The book is set out nice and clearly and is easily to read. I would recommend it to anybody who needs to deliver the unit for future practitioners.

Miss Adeana Robinson
Dept of Health Care & Early Years, Basingstoke College of Technology
September 1, 2016

Simply fantastic. It is written with considerable insight and passion. The case examples provide rich learning. Accessible, thought provoking and challenging. Perfect!

Mr Jameel Hadi
Department of Social Work, Salford University
November 24, 2015

good support tool for working with looked after children experiencing loss / bereavement

Miss Anita Ganday
Children In Care, Nottingham City Council
September 20, 2012

This textbook gaves good underatnding of the loss matter and how to work with people who going through bereavement process. recommednded to students and practitioners, who are supporting people dealing with their loss. Good reading.

Faculty of Media, Arts & Society, Southampton Solent University
January 7, 2012

An interesting and relevant book for social workers but was not appropriate for this particular module

Mrs Lynne Kendall
Education , Liverpool John Moores University
October 31, 2011

This book will be a useful addition to the texts we use for the module.The illustrations, exercises and case studies add interest to the text. The book develops well from the outset.

Mrs Pauline Williams
Please select your department, Please select your institution
September 22, 2011

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