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By David W. Kissane, Francine Parnes

Grief is a relatives affair. whilst a friend dies, the misery reverberates in the course of the speedy and . relatives treatment has lengthy attended to problems with loss and grief, but now not because the dominant healing paradigm. Bereavement take care of Families alterations that: it's a sensible source for the clinician, person who attracts upon the proof helping relatives methods to bereavement care and in addition offers clinically orientated, strategic information on easy methods to include relations methods into different versions. next chapters set forth a close, research-based healing version that clinicians can use to facilitate treatment, have interaction the ambivalent, take care of uncertainty, deal with kinfolk clash, boost life like pursuits, and extra. Any clinician delicate to the jobs kinfolk play in bereavement care desire glance no additional than this groundbreaking text.

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These families reveal a dysfunctionality that potentially harms a natural mourning process. , 1996). Two response styles were adaptive and termed supportive and conflict-resolving. Supportive styles show strong teamwork, genuine readiness for mutual support, and openness to sharing thoughts and feelings with one another. Conflict-resolving styles also demonstrate good communication, with tolerance for a difference of opinions. Family members could fight but sustained respect for each other. Two patterns of family functioning were clearly dysfunctional.

The Theory of Family Grief Loss, death, and mourning afflict not only each bereaved person, but the pain reverberates among the clan. Too often the clinician focuses on the individual—the patient who presents on that particular day. The bereaved spouse seeks solace; the mother laments the death of her child. It is easy to respond to whoever appeals for help. Yet invariably, the family constitutes the fundamental context in which bereavement occurs (Kissane, 1994). Most importantly, the family influences the pattern of mourning that unfolds through its traditions and pursuit of religious, cultural, and ethnic norms.

Framework for Family Bereavement Care 25 It is important for clinicians to foster a family climate of trust, empathic support, and respect for varied responses to loss. Open communication is vital, given the turmoil in the immediate aftermath of loss and the complexity of family mourning processes over time. Tolerance is needed for the wide range and fluctuation of feelings of family members, depending on their developmental phase; unique relationships with the deceased and implications of the loss; individual coping styles; different pacing in recovery; and the role functioning and demands of other life challenges.

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