How We Grieve : Relearning the World.

In this revised esition, Thomas Attig tells tales of survival to illustrate the poignant suffering that the loss of a loved one entails. Dr. Attig shows how through grieving we meet daunting challenges, make choices, and reshape our lives forever. In so doing, he redefines grief as an active, coping...

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Author / Creator: Attig, Thomas.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint: Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2010.
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Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Introduction to the Revised Edition
  • 1. Stories of Grieving: Listening and Responding
  • Martin and Louise
  • Jennifer
  • Bill, Diane, and Margaret
  • Ed, Elise, and David
  • Kathryn
  • Colleen
  • Stories Are the Heart of the Matter
  • Bereavement, Grieving, and Mourning Defined
  • Why Do People Look to Books on Grieving?
  • They Seek General Understanding
  • They Seek Respect for Individuality
  • They Seek Ways to Deal with Helplessness in Grieving
  • They Seek Guidance for Caregivers
  • 2. Grieving Is Active: We Need Not Be Helpless
  • The Story of Martin and Louise
  • Jennifer's Story
  • Bereavement Is Choiceless, But Grieving Is Not
  • Grief Is an Emotion, Grieving a Coping Process
  • Grief, Motivation, and Helplessness
  • The Attractions of Grief
  • We Must Choose to Overcome Grief
  • Some Say We Grieve in Stages or Phases
  • Some Describe Our Grieving in Medical Terms
  • Is It Helpful to Talk of Stages, Phases, and Medical Analogies?
  • Some Say That as We Grieve We Address Tasks
  • A Task-Based, Active View
  • We All Have Some Choices as We Grieve
  • Grieving Is Active: A Summary
  • The Idea Provides General Understanding
  • The Idea Promotes Respect for Individuality
  • The Idea Addresses the Helplessness of Bereavement
  • The Idea Provides Guidance for Caregivers
  • 3. Respecting Individuals When They Grieve
  • The Story of Bill and Diane
  • Respecting Individual Ways of Flourishing
  • We Find Meaning in Activity
  • We Find Meaning in Experiences
  • We Find Meaning Through Connection
  • Respecting Individual Vulnerabilities
  • We Are Vulnerable in Our Connections with Those Who Die
  • We Are Vulnerable to Loss of Wholeness
  • We Are Vulnerable to Anguish over Unfinished Business
  • We Are Vulnerable to the Lingering Effects of Hurtful Relationships with Those Who Die.
  • We Are Vulnerable to "Disenfranchised" Grieving
  • We Are Vulnerable Because of the Circumstances of Some Deaths
  • We Are Vulnerable to Limits in Our Coping Capacities
  • We Are Vulnerable in Challenging Social Circumstances
  • Respecting Loss in Others
  • What Our Self-Respect Requires
  • 4. Relearning the World
  • The Story of Ed and Elise
  • How We Relearn Our Worlds
  • The Worlds We Relearn
  • We Relearn Our Physical Surroundings
  • We Relearn Our Relationships with Fellow Survivors
  • We Relearn Our Selves
  • We Relearn Our Places in Space and Time
  • We Relearn Our Spiritual Places in the World
  • The Power of the Relearning Idea
  • The Idea Provides General Understanding
  • The Idea Promotes Respect for Individuality
  • The Idea Addresses Our Helplessness
  • The Idea Provides Guidance for Caregivers
  • 5. Relearning Our Selves: Grief and Personal Integrity
  • David's Story
  • Margaret's Story
  • How Are We to Understand Ourselves in Loss and Grief?
  • How We Become the Selves We Are
  • Our Selves in Loss and Grief: Elaborating the Image
  • As We Cope, We Engage with and Move Beyond Suffering
  • We Struggle to Put Our Shattered Lives Back Together
  • We Seek New Ways to Complete Our Life Stories
  • We Become Whole Again as Parts of Larger Wholes
  • Together We Reshape Our Families and Communities
  • Advantages of the Idea of Relearning Our Selves
  • The Idea Provides General Understanding
  • The Idea Promotes Respect for Individuality
  • The Idea Addresses Our Helplessness
  • The Idea Provides Guidance for Caregivers
  • 6. Relearning Our Relationships with the Deceased: Grief, Love, and Separation
  • Kathryn's Story
  • Colleen's Story
  • What We Lose, and What We Do Not Lose, When Someone Dies
  • Let Go We Must, But Not Entirely
  • We Continue to Love and Cherish the Stories of Lives Now Ended.
  • We Still Care About What Those Who Died Cared About
  • Advantages of the Idea of Relearning Our Relationships with the Deceased
  • The Idea Provides Understanding
  • The Idea Promotes Respect for Individuality
  • The Idea Addresses Our Helplessness
  • The Idea Provides Guidance for Caregivers
  • Index
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • Y.