Mourning – The Day After Loss
How to deal with the death of a loved one?
The notification of the death of a loved one is a devastating event. Once a loved one is gone, family and friends are left to cope with his memory and absence. But how?
Mourning: The Day After Loss offers practical advice and insight into the process of coping with grief and bereavement based on extensive experience and research. It leads the reader on a journey through the various stages of bereavement – from the death notification to the formal days of mourning, the burial, and the weeks and months following.
The book is based on the author’s experience as a hospital nurse and donors coordinator for the Israel National Transplant Center. It is a product of her doctoral research on adjustment to loss. The book focuses on Israeli protocols and traditions of grief but offers universal insight.
Practical insight on coping with grief and bereavement
The death of a loved one surfaces pressing dilemmas: How should the deceased be commemorated in daily life and special occasions, such as holidays, birthdays, and memorials? How should his absence be regarded in school or at work? How does a marriage continue after death? How should the deceased’s clothes and belongings be handled? How should one remember, and how does one find the power to live on?
Mourning: The Day After Loss delivers personal expressions of grief from parents and grandparents, siblings, spouses, and friends who have suffered loss or supported others in their grief. The author uses her experience as a group facilitator to bring the voices of participants in support groups for the bereaved, as well as the insights and testimonies of others who have dealt with life after loss. This book offers a comprehensive overview of bereavement and the approaches and methods of dealing with loss.