Handbook of Childhood Death and Bereavement

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PhD Charles A. Corr, PhD,CT, Donna M. Corr, RN, MSN
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 396 pages
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In this comprehensive handbook, a leading group of experts improve our understanding of the challenges faced by children when coping with death, dying, and bereavement. Organized into three parts, the volume addresses specific issues involved in confrontations with death; discusses the role of bereavement; and explains specific therapeutic interventions for caregivers.

The reader is introduced to four distinct periods within childhood--infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, and middle childhood. Through case examples, the contributors illustrate a child's experience with death and bereavement in all four areas. The book's practical orientation and emphasis will appeal to a broad array of caregivers including counselors, therapists, nurses, and mental health practitioners concerned with child and adolescent death and bereavement.


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Part I Death
Part II Bereavement
Part III Interventions

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About the author (2004)

Charles A. Corr, PhD, CT, is Professor emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (1978-present; Board of Directors, 1980-1983), the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement (1979-present; Chairperson, 1989-1993), the ChiPPS (Children's Project on Palliative/Hospice Services) Leadership Advisory Council of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (1998-present), the Board of Directors of The Suncoast Institute, an affiliate of the Suncoast Hospice (2000-present), and the Executive Committee of the National Donor Family Council of the National Kidney Foundation (1992-2001 & 2006-present). Dr. Corr's publications include more than 30 books and booklets, together with over 100 chapters and articles in professional journals, on subjects such as death education, death-related issues involving children and adolescents, hospice principles and practice, and organ and tissue donation. His most recent books are the sixth edition of "Death and Dying, Life and Living" (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2009), co-authored with Clyde M. Nabe and Donna M. Corr, and "Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping" (New York: Springer Publishing, 2010), co-edited with David E. Balk.

Donna M. Corr, RN, MSN, earned her master's degree in nursing and served until retirement as a nursing professor at St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, Missouri.

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