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Families Making Sense of Death

ISBN: 9780761902669

Contributors: Nadeau, Janice W (Author)

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc, 1997

Binding: Paperback (Readerbound Available)

Retail: $82.00

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Description

Through interviews and analysis, the author explores the healing process within the family context, and looks at the dynamics at work in families in which a member has died. With a keen sense of empathy, the author shares stories which show how, gradually, families come to terms with their grief and make sense of the death, as time goes by.</p> <p></p> <p>This `family meaning-making′ is not a linear process; it is alternately stimulated and inhibited within a family. The author draws conclusions from her research about which particular social factors and conditions play a role in the overall outcome. She succeeds in showing not only how different families cope with death within the family, but also how skilful and sensitive field research

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