Session 1 - The Journey
An Enlightened Look at Facing Loss explores the grief-related symptoms, signs, and milestones that must be faced and embraced before healthy grieving can begin. Strong feelings accompany all loss, so understanding what they are, where they come from, and why they are happening is crucial. Society has not always been so accepting of grief, so this session looks at the huge changes that have been made over the past few decades that have ushered in palliative care and hospice, which are now accepted parts of the end-of-life process.
Session 1 Resources
These books were used in the making of Session 1 and are worth reading. Search for them online or find them at your local library:
Coe, R. M. (1970). Sociology of medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill, 300.
Hay, Louise L., & Kessler, David. (2014). You can heal your heart: Finding peace after a breakup, divorce, or death. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc.
Kessler, David. (2007). The needs of the dying: A guide for bringing hope, comfort, and love to life’s final chapter. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
Kübler-Ross, Dr. Elisabeth. (1969). On death & dying: What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy & their own families. New York: Scribner, 39, 116.
Leming, M. R., & Dickinson, G. E. (1998). Understanding dying, death & bereavement (4th ed.). Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 197–198.