February 16, 2015


These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au

Men coping with grief
The primary purpose of Men Coping With Grief is to bring together, in a single publication, a very diverse group of authors who have considerable knowledge to share about the ways men grieve and how their bereavement experiences impact various aspects of their lives. The adjustment process is multidimensional in that grief can affect nearly every aspect of a person's life including emotions, identity, social interactions and relationships, spirituality, intimacy and sexuality, work productivity, health, and even mortality.  Each author offers his or her insights, opinions, personal experiences and supporting evidence to explain what we should know about the ways men grieve, why they grieve in a particular way and how this knowledge might be best applied to assist them.

Facing death : a companion in words and images
The approach of death raises conflicting feelings and makes communication challenging. This book helps alleviate the stresses of both circumstances. It is designed for both the person who is dying and for those who are providing care and support. This collection of short, insightful observations addresses the most pressing concerns of people who are dying. The text is accompanied by evocative nature photos.

Coping with grief and loss: a guide to healing when mourning the death of a loved one
Harvard Medical School
While no words can erase grief, Coping with Grief and Loss can help you navigate this turbulent time.
In its pages, you'll find advice on comforting yourself, commemorating your loved one, and understanding the difference between grief and depression. You'll also find special sections on coping with the loss of a child, parent, or spouse.
Coping with Grief and Loss also includes information on navigating life when a loved one is terminally ill, on end-of-life planning, and on ways to talk about death.

Let's talk about dying: helping professionals to communicate with family members [flash cards]
Communicating with relatives when a patient is terminally ill can be a difficult task for professionals to contemplate. However, it is a crucially important part of their role that needs to be undertaken with confidence and competence. Professionals need to work collaboratively with colleagues from the different disciplines involved with the family. A key factor here is inter-professional communication and information sharing.
This training resource has two objectives:
•It helps group members recognise and acknowledge the importance of inter-professional working and communication when working with family members experiencing bereavement.
•It helps to facilitate discussions between the group members about communicating with and working with family members when a significant person is at the end of life.
This resource has been developed for use with practitioners from different professions. It is specifically targeted at nursing and medical staff, social workers, family support workers and school personnel; however, its use can and should be extended to other professionals working with family members.
This resource can be used equally effectively with practitioners who work with the children within the family as well as adult family members.

Helping grieving people : when tears are not enough : a handbook for care providers
The author addresses grief as it affects a variety of relationships and discusses different intervention and support strategies, always cognizant of individual and cultural differences in the expression and treatment of grief. Jeffreys has established a practical approach to preparing grief care providers through three basic tracks. The first track: Heart – calls for self-discovery, freeing oneself of accumulated loss in order to focus all attention on the griever. Second track: Head – emphasizes understanding the complex and dynamic phenomena of human grief. Third track: Hands – stresses the caregiver's actual intervention, and speaks to lay and professional levels of skill, as well as the various approaches for healing available. Accompanying these three motifs, the Handbook discusses the social and cultural contexts of grief as applied to various populations of grievers as well as the underlying psychological basis of human grief.


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