Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice

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Kenneth J. Doka
Research Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Psychology - 451 pages
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This book focuses on the kind of grief that is not openly acknowledged, socially validated, or publicly mourned. It addresses the unique psychological, biological, and sociological issues involved in disenfranchised grief. The contributing authors explore the concept of disenfranchised grief, help define and explain this type of grief, and offer clinical interventions to help grievers express their hidden sorrow.

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Contents

A Closer Look at Dokas Grieving Rules
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Revisiting the Concept of Disenfranchised Grief
39
Liberation
61
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, is Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. A prolific author, Dr. Doka's books include "Spirituality and End-of-Life Care, Grieving Beyond Gender, Pain Management at the End-of-Life: Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Practice, Living with Grief Series; Men Don't Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief; Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Hidden Sorrow: Living with Life Threatening Illness; Children Mourning, Mourning Children; Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses; AIDS, Fear and Society; Aging and Developmental Disabilities; and Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice." In addition to these books, he has published over 60 article and book chapters, and is the Editor of "Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement." Dr. Doka has served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the International Group of Dying, Death and Bereavement. He is the recipient of The Association for Death Education and Counseling Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Death Education. He has lectured widely throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia and participates in the annual Hospice Foundation of America Teleconference, hosted by Cokie Roberts, and has appeared on CNN, and Nightline, among other outstanding achievements.

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