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The anthropology of pregnancy loss. Comparative studies in miscarriage, stillbirth & neonatal death

£18.00

Contemporary, historical and oral-history accounts from regions and cultures such as rural North India, urban America, South Africa and Northern Ireland, provide insight into the experience and management of miscarriage. Differing social beliefs regarding the causes of miscarriage, preventative measures, and curative treatments are examined. The book explores how the social, technological and medical context in which miscarriage occurs can affect how women experience it. Therefore the elaborate mourning rituals and behaviour of some societies are generally considered inappropriate in the West. This book will be helpful for medical anthropologists, sociologists and health professionals.

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Rosanne Cecil (ed)

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An intimate loneliness: supporting bereaved parents and siblings

£24.50

The book explores how family members try to come to terms with the death of a child, or sibling. Factors affecting this loss are often: the resilience of the family's surviving relationships; the availability of wider support networks, and the cultural resources informing each person’s perception of death. It considers the impact of bereavement on self and family identity.  In particular it examines the role of shared remembering to change survivors' relationships with the deceased, and to help rebuild their own identity within a new family structure. The book will interest those involved in counselling, health care, sociology, psychology, pastoral care and education, as well as families, clergy and teachers.

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Gordon Riches

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How to break bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. A guide for carers and professionals

£11.50

This book offers a unique and flexible model that can be used to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with learning disabilities. The result of a 2 year research study, the model addresses the many complex needs of this group and can be adapted to fit individual communication abilities and levels of understanding. The book explores the study's insights, and offers practical and effective tips that will help families, carers and practitioners relay bad news as sensitively and successfully as possible. An easy-to-use guide, this book will be an invaluable resource for carers, families of people with learning disabilities, and health professionals such as doctors and nurses.

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Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

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After miscarriage. Medical facts and emotional support for pregnancy loss

£4.75

One of every five pregnant women will lose her baby before halfway to term. Knowing that miscarriage is commonplace makes it no less devastating, though, especially for those who experience it repeatedly. Their partners and spouses also seek answers and guidance as they try to provide support through this experience. This book explains the known and possible causes of miscarriage, considers when treatment is appropriate, describes the many current treatment options, and assesses their effectiveness. There are quotes from women who have miscarried, reproductive specialists, and also the author. A concluding chapter for fathers contains tips and suggestions. This book will be helpful for all prospective parents.

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Krissi Danielsson

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The lovely bones

£6.00

Susie Salmon is watching from heaven. She was fourteen when she was murdered on 8 December 6 1973 by a man from her neighbourhood. Her mother liked his border flowers, and her father talked to him once about fertilizer. Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death and isolated, even from one another, as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, and do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet . . .  This is an unusual novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, and memory and forgetting.

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Alice Sebold

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Living beyond loss. Death in the family

£12.50

This book demonstrates the enormous importance of the experience of loss in personal and family circumstances. The fifteen chapters include: a systemic perspective of the family; the family life cycle; ‘operational mourning’ or mourning reactions and grief work; the legacy of loss; family scripts; anticipatory and ambiguous loss; grieving and mourning in different cultures; rituals of different ethnic and cultural traditions; adolescent suicide; intergenerational patterns of death, and death in the therapist’s own family. Well known families explored are the Brontes in England, the Freuds from Moravia and the Kennedys in America. This book is particularly useful for family therapists and psychiatrists.

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Froma Walsh

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