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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2011
Having recently been through the experience of caring for and nursing a dying beloved one to the point of death, I looked for material that could help me cope with and better understand the grief I now experience after the passing of my life partner. J. William Worden's Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy is a comprehensive and scientifically well-grounded handbook that is also humane and free from dogmatism. Worden helps both students of (e.g.) medicine, psychiatry and social work - and the grieving reader - to begin to understand the sheer complexity and unpredictability of the greving process within a broad interpretative framework. Above all, Professor Worden helps the reader distinguish between 'normal' and 'abnormal' grieving.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 28 September 2011
I'm currently studying to be a Cruse bereavement volunteer after suffering many deaths (old and young) over the past 20 years and borrowed an old version of this book from our Cruse branch. I loved it so much I bought this updated version. Not only is it a fantastic reference guide for those of us studying grief and bereavement but it's written in such a clear and sensitive way it would be helpful for anyone struggling to understand their own grief or the grief of others. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2011
I bought this book a few weeks ago and is a fantastic read. I'm studying Counselling so needed the book for an assignment, but even if i wasn't, it would be a great book to have, very helpful. The price is very reasonable and the book was delivered super fast!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2013
Read this book after reading the incredable book 'on death and dying' by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in which I learnt so much about how a person feels when he/she is dying. This is a helpful book for counselors and health care workers to understand grief. yes I would recommend it along with E Kubler-Ross book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2014
I was very impressed with the condition of this book.I always use amazon to look for books because you get the best price and can purchase second hand.I have always been happy with the result.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2014
I continually have to get a new copy of this, as i leave mine with clients who find it useful. Essential reading for those involved in bereavement support, one of the semnal texts really.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2013
It's s good book for counselling students. It gave good information and background on grief. It's a good book to keep for refreshing the information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 August 2013
I like the way that this edition shows the author's progressive approach, he has adjusted his model to reflect his experience and changing society.
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on 27 September 2013
Again this book was recommended to me as just have started a bereavement awareness course. The author has written the book in an easy to read and understandable way. I am three quarters of the way into the book and have already learnt a lot about the topic. Iwould also recommend this to be on the list of recommended reading.
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on 30 May 2015
This is a book that is knowledgeable if you are working with bereavement or have suffered bereavement it speaks of feelings that you can experience and helps you work through them.
Guiding you that it is alright to have these feelings and that you are ok.
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