Living with Grief after Sudden Loss brings the reader into the world of the survivor. The tragedy has shattered and forever changed the world in which he or she lives. Leading thanatologists, accomplished authors and those working in the field of loss and transition weave their experience in a book that deals with the grief proces and sudden death.
The book was written for those attending the 1996 Hospice Foundation of America's third annual teleconference. The book is a valuable guide for anyone working the field of death and dying. The book covers five critical points of interest. Grief is a highly individual reaction. Different types of sudden loss create unique issues for survivors. Survivors of sudden loss are often coping simultaneously with both grief and the loss of their normal world. Survivors of sudden loss need both short and long term intervention. Caregivers at all levels may be affected by traumatic loss so self-care is critical.
Ken Doka's book, Living with Grief after Sudden Loss is a book best reccommended for those working in the field of trauma. The chapters are written by leaders in the field, the findings are substantiated by empirical research and the topics covered are critical issues that need to be understood. There is much validity in the work and proves itself as an all in one source for living with grief after sudden loss.