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Author Okun, Barbara F.
Title Saying goodbye : a guide to coping with a loved one's terminal illness / Barbara Okun and Joseph Nowinski.
Published New York : Berkley Books, 2012.
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 Floor2  BF575.G7 O34 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Description xviii, 349 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Grief as a family matter -- The five stages of family grief -- Getting the news/sharing the news : the new grief begins -- First reactions -- The resilient family : personality differences and survivability -- Early memories : what to expect and what they mean -- Building support networks -- Navigating the medical and social services mazes -- Taking care of business : finances, wills, trusts, etc. -- Chronic illness, emotions, and family dynamics -- Breaking the silence : communicating about upheaval -- Best of times and the worst of times : revisiting the past -- Understanding ambivalence -- Caretaking and self-care -- The family inventory: reassessing family roles -- Putting unresolved issues to rest -- Planning for departure -- Celebrating a life -- Moving forward : the new family.
Subject Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Families -- Psychological aspects.
Related Names Nowinski, Joseph.
ISBN 0425245187
OCLC number 727703161