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Publication Date: 27 May 1999
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SPCK
Page Count: 176
Author: Peter Speck
ISBN-13: 9780281052257

Letting Go

Caring for the Dying and Bereaved
By Peter Speck
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'Letting Go' holds a central place within the pastoral literature for carers of the dying or bereaved. Since publication of the first edition, research and new multi-professional approaches to care require more than ever that those in ministry develop a good grasp of current understanding and models of grief, while retaining their own identity as the 'holy person' within a secular setting. As well as outlining the latest research and current thinking about grief and bereavement, this new edition covers specific developments such as the role of the hospice, advance directives, near death experiences, multi-cultural issues, palliative care, post-trauma stress and alternative funerals.
About the Author
Ian Ainsworth-Smith is Chaplain and Hon. Senior Lecturer at St George's Hospital, London. Peter Speck is Trust Chaplaincy Team Leader for the Southhampton University Hospitals N.H.S. Trust. He has published extensively in the field of spiritual care, palliative care and bereavement.

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