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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Accounting, Accountability & Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ACORN : The J. of Perioperative Nursing in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.198, CiteScore: 0)
Adelaide Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.122, CiteScore: 0)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agenda: A J. of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Agricultural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
AIMA Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
AJP : The Australian J. of Pharmacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.142, CiteScore: 0)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Anglican Historical Society J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
ANZSLA Commentator, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Artlink     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.697, CiteScore: 2)
Asia Pacific J. of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Australasian J. of Early Childhood     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.535, CiteScore: 1)
Australasian J. of Gifted Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Australasian J. of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Australasian J. of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australasian J. of Regional Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Australasian Law Management J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australasian Leisure Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Music Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Australasian Plant Conservation: J. of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian and New Zealand Continence J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian Art Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Bookseller & Publisher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Bulletin of Labour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Canegrower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Coeliac     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.317, CiteScore: 1)
Australian Field Ornithology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Forest Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Grain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Holstein J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Australian Intl. Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Australian J. of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Advanced Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Asian Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian J. of Cancer Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian J. of Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian J. of Language and Literacy, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.282, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Australian J. of Medical Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian J. of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian J. of Music Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.549, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Parapsychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.511, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian J.ism Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Life Scientist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Nursing J. : ANJ     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Orthoptic J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Senior Mathematics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Sugarcane     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Tax Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Universities' Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Voice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bar News: The J. of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Breastfeeding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brolga: An Australian J. about Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cancer Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Childrenz Issues: J. of the Children's Issues Centre     Full-text available via subscription  
Chiropractic J. of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Commercial Law Quarterly: The J. of the Commercial Law Association of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.563, CiteScore: 1)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Connect     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary PNG Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Context: J. of Music Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Corporate Governance Law Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Critical Care and Resuscitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.032, CiteScore: 1)
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DANZ Quarterly: New Zealand Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Early Days: J. of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Early Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
EarthSong J.: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
East Asian Archives of Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
Educare News: The National Newspaper for All Non-government Schools     Full-text available via subscription  
Educating Young Children: Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Education in Rural Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Education, Research and Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Educational Research J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Electronic J. of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Employment Relations Record     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Extempore     Full-text available via subscription  
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.228, CiteScore: 1)
Fijian Studies: A J. of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Focus on Health Professional Education : A Multi-disciplinary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Food New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Fourth World J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontline     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Gambling Research: J. of the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Gay and Lesbian Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gender Impact Assessment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Geographical Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Geriatric Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Gestalt J. of Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Globe, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Government News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Great Circle: J. of the Australian Association for Maritime History, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Grief Matters : The Australian J. of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
He Puna Korero: J. of Maori and Pacific Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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HIV Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement
Number of Followers: 11  
 
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  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Abstracts
    • PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Grieve: Stories and poems for grief awareness month.
           Volume 5 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Jacobson, Desiree
      Review(s) of: Grieve: Stories and poems for grief awareness month. Volume 5, by Hunter Writers Centre, (2017), 146 pp., ISBN 9780995440906, Newcastle, NSW Hunter Writers Centre, RRP $15.00.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Creative interventions in grief and loss therapy: When
           the music stops, a dream dies [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Tarabay, Jackie
      Review(s) of: Creative interventions in grief and loss therapy: When the music stops, a dream dies, by Thelma Duffey (Ed.), (2007), 326 pp., ISBN 9780789035547, Philadelphia, PA, Haworth, Press RRP $71.99.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - The Grief Kaleidoscope: Metaphors for grief, [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Butera, Janice
      Review(s) of: The Grief Kaleidoscope: Metaphors for grief, by Su-Rose McIntyre, (2017), 96 pp., ISBN 9780648030560, Melbourne, Morning Star Publishing, RRP $15.95.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Hall, Christopher
      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Musical grief in serious illness and bereavement
    • Abstract: O'Callaghan, Clare
      Music is a widely used vehicle for the hard work of articulating and working through grief. Musical grief, that is, music-accompanied intrapsychic and emotional reactions to loss, is described amongst people dealing with serious illness and bereavement. Grief is: ameliorated as music; accommodates individuals' interpretations, projections and identifications; enables the revisiting and reworking of loss-related feelings and thoughts; touches and allows the expression of unspeakable visceral responses to loss; and distracts. Music can thereby allow an oscillating approach and avoidance of grief tasks, aligned with the adaptive dual process model of bereavement. Music therapy work in these contexts is presented, and other health professionals are urged to consider how they can also support helpful musical grief.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Creating a resilience cloak in the wake of traumatic
           bereavement
    • Abstract: Sands, Diana C
      In the aftermath of traumatic loss, those bereaved can find themselves shrouded in a heavy grief, trapped in a strange and unfamiliar landscape. How can trust, safety and hope ever be restored when life foundations have been so violently swept away' This clinical intervention, illustrated with case material, draws on meaning reconstruction theory and the expressive arts to create a gentle process of emotional triage to facilitate grievers reaching deeply into the self in a quest to discover and awaken buried wisdom and resources to nourish self-resilience. As this subtle clinical intervention unfolds, the shroud of grief gradually transforms into a resilience cloak that enfolds and strengthens grievers as they repair and reconstruct their sense of self.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Giving grief words: The power of naming and
           storytelling
    • Abstract: Bowman, Ted
      At times of loss, people can also be at a loss for words. While words are not essential, they can be helpful and healing to grievers and those who care for them. An old aphorism is that if something is unmentionable, it can be unmanageable. This article provides perspectives and tools for eliciting words of loss, following metaphors, questions that invite stories, use of literary prompts, and how each of these and more intersect with the best of grief and bereavement care

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Issue 1 - Mindful creativity and expressive therapies: A bridge
           to discovering the collateral beauty in bereavement
    • Abstract: deWilloughby, Michal
      This article explores the relationship between the vulnerability that arises from a place of grieving, and the concept of discovering "collateral beauty" (the hidden gifts to be found in grief), introduced by the 2016 motion picture of the same name. Due to the multifaceted nature of grief, and what it means to being human, we challenge the assumptions around the singular use of more left-brained, verbal forms of therapy that can be employed in bereavement support. Numerous indicators indicate that mindful creativity, right-brained and expressive therapeutic modalities are wonderfully advantageous in supporting the vulnerability experienced by the bereaved demographic as they undertake this intensely daunting journey to benefit-finding and post-traumatic growth.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 19:53:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Hall, Christopher
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Abstracts
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - The perspective of the bereavement practitioner
    • Abstract: Mowll, Jane
      This paper draws on a simulated case example to consider the experience of traumatic bereavement from the perspective of the bereavement practitioner. In the case study, Julia witnesses the deaths of her parents and a family friend when their boat catches fire and explodes. The importance of compassionate support, such as is provided by social workers, is described in the context of the forensic and coronial investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths. This includes providing choice to view the body and access evidentiary reports, as well as ongoing support provided in a flexible way that is attuned to the varying needs of those who are bereaved. Facets of loss and grief in violent bereavement are explored alongside resilience and adaptation in the face of devastating loss.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Enabling public health and safety through the
           coroners' death investigation system: The principles and practice of the
           coroners prevention unit
    • Abstract: Bugeja, Lyndal; Dwyer, Jeremy
      The Coroners Prevention Unit (CPU) assists Victorian coroners to meet their prevention mandate as established in the 'Coroners Act 2008' (Vic.). This paper describes the principles and processes that inform the CPU's work in identifying and exploring opportunities to reduce preventable deaths, and how these translate into the drafting of recommendations for coroners to consider.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - The role of forensic pathology on bereavement support
           and on promoting public health through a modern medical death
           investigation system
    • Abstract: Ranson, David
      The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine was established by the Coroners Act 1985 (Vic.), now the 'Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Act 1985' (Vic.), to provide the State of Victoria with the forensic medical and scientific services needed by the justice system, including the State Coroner's jurisdiction. In addition to the death investigation service, the Institute provides a range of medical examination and support services to victims of physical and sexual assault. In addition to their forensic medical roles, the medical and nursing staff also provide medical information and support to families in a therapeutic setting, as well as direct medical referral to clinicians. This medical referral service takes place where a medical death investigation procedure uncovers genetic or familial disease that may place other family members at risk of future illness. In addition to the personal family health aspects of a death investigation, a death also provides the opportunity for families to donate organs and tissues from the deceased for transplantation to others to improve their health and well-being. This paper describes the principles and processes that occur in a death investigation at the Institute, and the therapeutic services that are designed to relieve the burden of disease on the community.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Attachment, Empathy and compassion in the care of the
           bereaved
    • Abstract: Vachon, Mary LS
      Neuroscience research has extended our understanding of how early attachment experiences effect brain development and may become reactivated in times of challenge, such as illness and bereavement. Professional caregivers have their own early childhood attachment experiences, which may also become activated. Empathy and compassion are crucial in professional caregivers. Exciting neuroscience research has helped with understanding the difference between empathy and compassion in the brain. It has been suggested that what is called compassion fatigue is in fact empathic distress. This article questions whether the early and later attachment experiences of professional caregivers may leave them more open to empathic strain and empathic distress in the care of the bereaved and discusses interventions that are proving to be of help in developing compassionate practitioners.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Volts of connection: Visual case studies revisited
    • Abstract: Bertman, Sandra L
      Suggesting a variety of techniques appropriate for monitoring and exercising our own therapeutic imaginations, in "Volts of Connection: The arts as shock therapy", the author argued for the use of evocative images other than solely the decorative, innocuous and "pretty" in clinical settings. Using a painting as a visual case study, this article documents the benefits of reflective writing as it acknowledges and reveals the arts' amazing abilities to pierce the isolating yet protective and appropriate silences with which grief shrouds us. It also helps connect us to others, in their grief and their silence, letting us share others' feelings without intruding on them.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Programs and services
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  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - The price of love
    • Abstract: Parkes, Colin Murray
      Studies of bereavement show how the defining feature of the pang of grief is pining or missing a lost person. This develops out of, and reflects, the instinctive need to cry aloud and to search when separated from a parent. Patterns of secure and insecure attachments to parents form the blue print out of which later attachments develop. Insecure clinging in childhood was shown to predict separation anxiety and prolonged grief following bereavements in later life; insecure avoidance to be associated with delayed and inhibited grief; and disorganised grief associated with anxiety and depression. A different theoretical model was formulated to explain the reaction to the many changes in the assumptive world that accompany bereavement and other losses. These psychosocial transitions throw light on the basic assumptions that are overturned whenever unexpected major life-change events take place for which we are unprepared. Both models have important implications for services for terminally ill patients and bereaved families, which were introduced and evaluated at St Christopher's Hospice. These influenced similar widespread palliative care and bereavement services. They also proved useful in disaster areas, following genocidal killings in Rwanda and after terrorist attacks in New York and London. Recent work on responses to terrorism present possible approaches to breaking cycles of violence.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Reconstructing meaning in mourning: Evolution of a
           research program
    • Abstract: Neimeyer, Robert A
      Grieving the death of a significant person entails an effort to reaffirm or reconstruct a world of meaning challenged by loss. Anchored in therapeutic encounters with the bereaved, a meaning reconstruction approach to loss has grown over the past decade to generate an increasingly substantial research base, as well as to develop and refine a wide array of contributions to psychological assessment and counselling. This brief article reviews the major models, measures and methods resulting from this collaborative work, in a way that reinforces its relevance for clinical practice.

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  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Treating the narrative fixations of traumatic grief
    • Abstract: Williams, Joah L; Rheingold, Alyssa A; Rynearson, EK
      Traumatic grief after violent dying has a reactive, narrative basis. Closely attached survivors may be disabled by a narrative fixation - a repeated and intrusive retelling of the dying re-enactment - that supersedes the retelling of the living relationship with the deceased. In this study, 91 adult survivors of violent dying were treated with a narrative-based intervention (a manualised, short-term, group therapy designed to deconstruct and reconstruct the dying narrative) that measured the pre-/postfrequency of narrative variations (reunion, rescue, re-enactment, remorse and revenge). Pretreatment re-enactment and remorse variations occurred on a weekly basis 22 months after the dying and diminished significantly coincident with the intervention, as predicted. The dynamic objectives and techniques of the intervention (Restorative Retelling) are described and limitations of the study are presented.

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  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Hall, Christopher
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - The active witness: Social work care of children and
           families at the time of child death
    • Abstract: Stewart, Helen; Clark, Robyn
      The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, is a large tertiary paediatric hospital and primary paediatric trauma centre. One of the more difficult realities of this setting is that not all children survive. End-of-life and immediate bereavement care of families at the time of the death of their child is an integral part of hospital social work. The work draws on a variety of theoretical frameworks and skills, and requires nuanced, responsive reading of family cues as well as carefully crafted systemic work. The clinician listens and bears witness in the immediate aftermath of the death, intervening on multiple levels to foster connections and to facilitate the honouring and leave-taking of the child in the singular way that each family desires. This article describes the knowledge that informs acute bereavement care, and the principles that guide social work clinicians in enacting this knowledge with respect for the particularity of each family.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Ethical decision maker or "champion" of the dying and
           bereaved': The contribution of the hospital social worker to
           end-of-life and bereavement care
    • Abstract: Bateman, Vivienne L
      This article explores end-of-life and bereavement care from the unique perspective of hospital social workers. It identifies key theoretical and ethical concepts that underpin social work and describes how these foundational concepts have influenced the core values, skills and knowledge base of the profession. Attention is given to the impact of patients' deaths on families, the ethical complexities relating to end-of-life decision-making, and the importance of best practice bereavement care within the hospital setting. The influence of the social worker on ethical decision making is explored, together with the constraints and challenges associated with hospitals' organisational hierarchies and interdisciplinary treating teams. Consideration is given to the affects this work may have on social workers including the stress related to conflict around ethical end-of-life decision-making. Emphasis is given to the need for hospitals to adopt a structural and systemic approach to staff support following the death of a patient, and strategies aimed at enhancing a supportive organisational culture are identified.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Thompson, Neil
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Understanding loss: A guide for caring for those
           facing adversity [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Taylor, Jacqueline
      Review(s) of: Understanding loss: A guide for caring for those facing adversity, by Judith Murray, 238pp., ISBN 9781138829466, Abingdon, Oxon Routledge, RRP $49.95.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Working with loss, death and bereavement: A guide for
           social workers [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Howes, Denise
      Review(s) of: Working with loss, death and bereavement: A guide for social workers, by Jeremy Weinstein, (2007), 200pp. ISBN 9781412923910, London Sage, RRP $84.00.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Australian grief and bereavement conference 2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Stories matter: A narrative practice approach to
           bereavement through suicide
    • Abstract: Sather, Marnie
      The bereaved by suicide are rapidly catapulted into not only making sense of the death of their loved one but also dealing with the multiple social prescriptions about what can and cannot be discussed. This presents those bereaved by suicide with special problems unique to the method of death. This paper discusses a narrative practice approach to therapy that has been specifically developed to counter the effects of marginalisation and stigma attached to certain forms of life experience. The founders of narrative therapy were both social workers, committed to challenging operations of power and privilege in mental health services and psychiatry. Four modes of narrative practice are reviewed - re-membering practices, multi-storied tellings, collective narrative practices and reclaiming histories - and how they assist people who are bereaved by suicide is described.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Abstracts
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Working with the bereaved: Multiple lenses on loss and
           mourning [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bull, Michael
      Review(s) of: Working with the bereaved: Multiple lenses on loss and mourning, by Simon Shimshon Rubin, Ruth Ruth Malkinson and Eliezer Witztum (2012), 266pp., ISBN 9780415881661, New York Routledge, RRP $79.99.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Hall, Christopher
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Reciprocal impact of personal and professional
           experiences on bereavement practice
    • Abstract: Stebbins, Jon
      The thoughts, feelings and actions, including the inherent values that lie behind these, define our practice as bereavement counsellors. Beginning with our personal life experiences, our professional practices then grow out of an ongoing complex symbiotic interaction between our personal and professional experiences. In this paper I discuss the major life experiences that have shaped my own bereavement counselling practice. In this process I discovered that confidence in my practice came from a cohesive link between the way I handled significant personal events, and a strong conceptual base, which came from incorporating the work of significant others. Finally, I share some practice guidelines I have found assist me in my work with the bereaved.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - A reflection on the therapist's experience of loss
    • Abstract: Kosminsky, Phyllis S
      In this article I discuss the question of how my own early experience of loss influenced my professional choices, as well as the ongoing influence of that experience on my work as a grief therapist. Like many of my colleagues who work with the bereaved, my interest in death and dying can be traced back to an early, significant loss. My mother was ill for much of my childhood and she died when I was nine years old. Her death shattered my world and I spent many of the years that followed trying to avoid falling to pieces myself. The issue of self-disclosure is considered here, as is the reciprocal influence of my work on the ongoing reconstruction of my personal narrative.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Upcoming conferences
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - When the personal becomes professional: Response
           poetry in the processing of loss
    • Abstract: Neimeyer, Robert A
      Almost inevitably, grief counselling has an impact on the clinician as well as the client, invoking our empathic resonance to the client's often tragic losses and sometimes echoing our own. Likewise, the ongoing losses of our private lives can feed forward into our responses to those of our clients in ways that at best deepen our appreciation for their struggle, and at worst muddle our recognition of how it differs from ours. Left unprocessed, the cumulative weight of countless stories of bereavement can lead to our deadening as persons and professionals, and undermine our presence to those we serve. This brief article describes my use of response poetry to assist in the integration of my client's losses and my own, as illustrated in a selection of poems arising from both domains.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Interested in becoming a member of the Australian
           centre for grief and bereavement'
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Dances with grief in my own life
    • Abstract: Attig, Thomas
      Personal experiences that influenced my work include: life in a large extended family where death and loss became familiar; engagement with effective teachers; training in existential-phenomenology; resolve to be a wisdom-seeking, approachable philosopher; encouragement to teach applied philosophy; and reading countless student accounts of their most important loss experiences. In turn, my work has made me aware that knowing about loss and grief provides no immunity to brokenness and sorrow; enabled me to recognise and contend more effectively with challenges involved in relearning the world as I grieve; moved me to live in terms of what matters most to me; taught me to rein in expectations and live hopefully; and helped me become more the kind of loving partner, parent, sibling, friend and citizen I want to be.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - How did my early experiences of grief influence my
           grief counselling': And how did being a grief counsellor influence my
           later experiences of grief'
    • Abstract: Morawetz, David
      My personal experience in grieving the death of my 6-week-old son Michael was central to my becoming a grief counsellor and a teacher of grief counselling, and it taught me the value of Fulton's theory of the normal Grief Storm. Two decades later, my experience as a grief counsellor was central in helping me to grieve the death by suicide of my dear partner Jan.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Skinner, Michelle
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 1 - What role does organ donation play in grief'
    • Abstract: Murphy, Diane
      Donor families come from all walks of life, and from many causes of death, yet share particular experiences surrounding the death of their loved one that identifies them as a unique group. Much of the existing literature on donor families has examined satisfaction with the "process" of donation. Attention to the effect the donation process has on grief has been lacking. This paper qualitatively explores donor families' shared experiences, along with the reported effect of donation on their grief journey in terms of meaning-making. Organ and tissue donation do not worsen grief but may assist in the meaning-making process related to the loss. "Words converge at the point that is most unbearable for us. It is not a matter of 'getting on with it' but finding a way to make loss a part of existence" (Leader, 2008).

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  • Volume 18 Issue 1 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 1 - Abstracts
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 18 Issue 1 - Diagnosing and treating complex trauma [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Thurling, Wendy
      Review(s) of: Diagnosing and treating complex trauma, by Trudy Mooren and Martijn Stofsel (2015) 218pp. ISBN 9780415821148, London/New York Routledge, RRP $68.99.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 1 - Caring for donor families before, during and after
           (2nd ed.) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hoare, Anita
      Review(s) of: Caring for donor families before, during and after (2nd ed.), by Raelynn Maloney and Alan D. Wolfelt (2010), 164pp. ISBN 9781617221361, Fort Collins, CO, Companion Press, RRP: $19.95 (USD).

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  • Volume 18 Issue 1 - What matters and what doesn't: Organ, eye and tissue
           donor families, grief support and recipient communication
    • Abstract: Post, Michelle A
      Donor families have unique bereavement experiences due to the potential for secondary losses that occur following donation (Corr, Coolican, Moretti, and Simon, 2011). While Hogan (2015) reported the experience of saying "yes" to donation does not seem to negatively impact the bereavement experience, donor families and guidance documents from various national organisations in the United States (US) have reported that donor families need to have support from professionals trained in donor family bereavement, and donor families should have an opportunity to communicate with recipients. This article offers a review of US-based guidance documents, donor family needs, an analysis of agency staffing ratios and data regarding prevalence and frequency of communication between donor families and recipients, and anecdotal reactions to communication. Future research is discussed, such as the need to determine the psychological impact on donor families and recipients who do and do not receive communication from one another.

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  • Volume 18 Issue 1 - Improving family support throughout the organ and
           tissue donation process
    • Abstract: Mehakovic, Eva; Bell, Amanda
      The Australian Government has invested in a national reform programme to improve access to life-transforming transplants for Australians through a sustained increase in organ and tissue donation, by implementing a nationally coordinated approach to improving the donation process and systems. Important elements of this reform are: ensuring that families who are asked to consider donation are supported in their grief and empowered to make an informed and enduring donation decision, and providing a national donor family support service to provide bereavement care to donor families after donation. Research is undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of the national approach in Australia to support families before, during and after donation and to assess whether services are meeting the needs of families.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Children and young people with refugee backgrounds:
           Their experiences of change, loss and grief and the seasons for growth
           program
    • Abstract: Phillips, Melinda
      Refugees and those seeking asylum come to Australia from many countries around the world. The change, loss and grief experiences of children and young people with refugee backgrounds is explored through a consideration of their resilience and also the challenges they have faced during their life in their home country, exile and resettlement, and the normal day‑to‑day experiences of people living in Australia. The role of school in the lives of children and young people with refugee experience is discussed, and the use of a small‑group grief and loss education program, Seasons for Growth, to support these children and young people in strengthening their social and emotional wellbeing, is described.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Refugees, grief and loss: Critical debates
    • Abstract: Lane, Pauline; Tribe, Rachel
      This paper discusses the major issues facing refugees and asylum seekers who flee across international borders. It will review briefly the flight, asylum and settlement processes refugees face before considering the potential effects of these on mental health and wellbeing. The ways that any resulting distress is frequently categorised in Western countries using the dominant biomedical lens of PTSD is considered and some of the major debates reviewed, including the lack of research specifically on loss and grief among refugees. The authors suggest that the grief and loss that many refugees experience might helpfully be understood with due consideration of the culture and explanatory frameworks used by both clinicians and refugees. Some refugees experience ambiguous loss, when individuals are missing or displaced in their country of origin and, consequently, the normal grieving process may be compromised. The need to account for the meaning‑making experience of each individual refugee within their cultural, sociopolitical and familial context is emphasised, as is the importance of recognising and working with the immense resilience that many refugees display as they start to build new lives.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Refugees and asylum seekers in Australia and stories
           of loss and hope
    • Abstract: Olliff, Louise
      In 2013, 51.2 million persons were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations, the highest level seen since the end of World War II. While it is often claimed that Australia is the most generous country towards refugees and asylum seekers, in the context of global forced displacement trends and refugee protection needs, it is apparent that Australia plays a relatively minor role in international refugee protection. By looking only at numbers, we lose sight of what it means to seek protection, and of the everyday experiences of individuals and families whose journeys are often long and difficult, sometimes spanning years and continents. This article introduces some of the recurrent themes of loss that people who have been resettled or sought protection in Australia continue to speak about during the Refugee Council of Australia's annual community consultations. It argues that, while we should not lose sight of what refugees express as their losses, we should also listen to what they have gained and what they hope for.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Hall, Christopher
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - The impact of forced internal migration on Australian
           aboriginal people
    • Abstract: McKendrick, Jane; Thorpe, Marjorie
      Australian Aboriginal people rarely migrate overseas. However, since colonisation they have been forced to migrate within Australia, away from their traditional homelands, living in alien cultural settings under considerable, long‑term stress. In this respect they are in a similar position to asylum seekers or refugees who are detained on entering Australia, experiencing high rates of depression, anxiety and unresolved posttraumatic stress. Aboriginal people themselves point to the healing effects of the land, their traditional country. The interaction of Aboriginal people with country is similar to the interaction they have with people. Studies over several decades have shown that a return to traditional country and caring for country has a positive impact on wellbeing and that the wellbeing of Aboriginal people is tied to the wellbeing of the country. Healing programs based around traditional country, culture and spirituality have been shown to have a beneficial effect on the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Holding the threads of grief and trauma: The
           complexity of working with asylum seekers and refugees in the cancer
           setting
    • Abstract: Lethborg, Carrie; Kessel, Pauley
      The threads of grief and trauma run through many life stories. A core aspect of social work training in this area involves the skill of simultaneously holding these threads, unique to each client's narrative, along with their wider psychosocial context, the organisational context and pertinent broader sociopolitical issues. The clinician "gathers" each thread as they work with the individual to navigate through their grief and the life changes they encounter. The complexity of this process is amplified when working with asylum seekers/refugees (AS/Rs) with cancer. Two cases are presented to illustrate the intricacy of working with this population. In particular, the process of holding the threads of grief and trauma while working with an array of issues present for AS/Rs with cancer will be shown.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Abstracts
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Complicated grief: Scientific foundations for health
           care professionals [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Groom, Jane
      Review(s) of: Complicated grief: Scientific foundations for health care professionals, by Margaret S. Stroebe, Henk Schut and Jan van den Bout (Eds.), (2013), 311pp. ISBN 9780415625050, East Sussex, UK, Taylor and Francis, RRP $72.99.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Treating traumatised children: Don't let sleeping dogs
           lie! [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Roberts, Michelle
      Review(s) of: Treating traumatised children: Don't let sleeping dogs lie!, by Arianne Struik (2014), 204pp. ISBN 9780415717229, East Sussex, UK, Taylor and Francis, RRP $82.99.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Treating complex trauma: A relational blueprint for
           collaboration and change [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Nugent, Bernadette
      Review(s) of: Treating complex trauma: A relational blueprint for collaboration and change, by Mary Jo Barrett and Linda Stone, Fish (2014), 161pp. ISBN 9780415510219, London, Taylor and Francis, RRP $71.99.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Become a certified bereavement practitioner
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 3 - Calling for submissions
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Understanding and managing grief after perinatal loss
    • Abstract: Brabin, Penny
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Perinatal loss: Application of loss and grief theories
    • Abstract: Wilson, Trish
      Historically, the death of a baby at or around the time of birth was not acknowledged and the loss was disenfranchised; however, it is now recognised that this is one of the most significant life events a parent will face. Over many years, loss and grief theory has contributed to our understandings of grief and bereavement and has helped to shape therapeutic interventions. This paper presents a brief review of some of the major loss and grief theories that have influenced practice in caring for bereaved parents. Each theory is considered in terms of its application to maternity care practices and ongoing bereavement care for couples experiencing perinatal loss.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - The impact of pregnancy loss on women's adult
           relationships
    • Abstract: Collins, Catherine; Riggs, Damien W; Due, Clemence
      Previous research has identified that women feel isolated and in need of emotional support following pregnancy loss. However, little previous research has focused on how pregnancy loss affects a woman's relationships with her partner, family and friends. Fifteen South Australian women (31 to 71 years old) were interviewed about their experience of pregnancy loss. Thematic analysis identified that the women's family and friends were not always an available support following pregnancy loss, either due to the presentation of their own grief, or a lack of understanding of what the women were experiencing.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Parental identity in narratives of grief following
           perinatal death
    • Abstract: Jones, Kerry
      This article considers some of the challenges bereaved parents face in claiming parental identity following perinatal death. By listening to narrative accounts of loss, the passage to parenthood for bereaved men and women represents a disruption and re‑evaluation of their identity as they negotiate the incomprehensibility of their loss. Women in particular suffer these losses as a threat to their sense of self and are plagued by guilt, blame and self‑doubt. Narratives by bereaved parents reveal how their sense of self and identity is mediated by the social and cultural milieu to which they belong and are largely disenfranchising experiences when friends and family fail to acknowledge the enormity of the loss. In trying to find meaning, the collection of artefacts (for example, locks of hair or handprints) and memorialisation are one way parents attempt to renegotiate identity as a parent of a deceased child, albeit privately and silently.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - The sound of silence: Journeys through miscarriage
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Kirsopp, Sharon
      Review(s) of: The sound of silence: Journeys through miscarriage, by Irma Gold (Ed.). (2011), 165pp. ISBN: 9781921632112, Capalaba, QLD: Mostly for Mothers AUD $24.95.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Supporting parents following perinatal death
    • Abstract: den Hartog, Petra N
      SIDS and Kids NSW and Victoria is a self‑help organisation supporting families whose baby or young child died suddenly and unexpectedly. Today, the majority of families supported have experienced a perinatal loss, particularly stillbirth, neonatal death or medical termination. Counsellors and trained bereaved parents work together in supporting families. This paper will describe the typical responses of parents after the death of their baby and how perinatal death has unique consequences. It brings in feedback from parents as to how this affected their key relationships, how they helped themselves to strengthen these, and what support enabled them to begin to heal and work through their grief. Support is provided via counselling (couple and individual), "Parent Supporters", self‑help resources, support groups, internet forum, and our weekend workshop "PEP" (Personal Enrichment Program).

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  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Dynamics and dimensions: Ambiguous loss and
           disenfranchised grief of partners following a miscarriage, stillbirth or
           TOPFA
    • Abstract: Chaffey, Eswen; Whyte, John Douglass
      The significance of a pregnancy on the woman is hard to overstate, inextricably impacting and interweaving all aspects of the woman's life. This significance is exponentially compounded depending on how the pregnancy ends. While there is a substantial body of research exploring the senses of loss experienced by women after a miscarriage, stillbirth or termination of pregnancy for foetal abnormality (TOPFA), the experience of their partners has not been examined in as great a detail. Although the partner does not directly experience the pregnancy, they may have their own expectations or anticipations to loss, exposing them to the phenomena of disenfranchised grief and ambiguous loss. This raises many questions about the origins, dynamics and impacts of these types of grief on this population. What are the social, psychological, cultural or existential dimensions that might form or shape their expectations' Does this change the experience' What attributions exist' Is it God's will' Is it punishment' Is it controllable and, if so, who influenced the outcome' What are the dynamics through which grief might be denied, minimised, acknowledged or transcended following this type of loss' And what do various theorists posit as key factors to be addressed' In this article, the authors interconnect two conceptual frameworks to provide a complex context of social reality that facilitates the pursuit of much‑needed research into this phenomenon. In doing so, they also interweave understandings of personal and social dynamics to guide and negotiate explorations of this domain.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Abstracts
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Couple communication after a baby dies: Differing
           perspectives Sherokee Ilse and Tim Nelson (2008) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Randall, Peter
      Review(s) of: Couple communication after a baby dies: Differing perspectives Sherokee Ilse and Tim Nelson (2008), 104pp. ISBN 9781883525033, Maple Plain, MS: Wintergreen Press, USD $12.95.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - Empty arms: Coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, and
           infant death: Surviving the first hours and beyond [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Winter, Julie
      Review(s) of: Empty arms: Coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death: Surviving the first hours and beyond, by Sherokee Ilse (2013), 98pp. ISBN 9780960945665, Maple Plain, MS: Wintergreen Press USD $12.95.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 2 - When relationships hurt, too: The impact of grief on
           parents' relationships after the sudden death of their Child [Book Review]
           
    • Abstract: Butera, Janice
      Review(s) of: When relationships hurt, too: The impact of grief on parents' relationships after the sudden death of their Child, by Petra Nicolette den Hartog, in collaboration with bereaved parents (2014) 68pp. ISBN 9780992440602, Malvern, Victoria: SIDS and Kids NSW and Victoria AUD $8.00.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Hope in the liminal space
    • Abstract: Wayland, Sarah
      Each year in Australia 35,000 people are reported missing to law enforcement agencies (James, Anderson, and Putt, 2008). When a person is missing those who are left behind exist in a space between the person being both here and gone (Boss, 1999). Within this space, a sense of ambiguous loss is punctuated by feelings of hope. Given the lack of certainty surrounding the permanency of the loss and the absence of the customary markers of grief, those left behind 'engage the future in an extended or suspended present' (Hogben, 2006, p. 333). A study currently being undertaken by the author seeks to deconstruct hope and its dual role in being attached to the relational bond with the missing person, as well as the individual's capacity to exist in a space where hope and despair shift on a fluctuating basis, known as a 'liminal space'.

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  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Dementia caregivers and anticipatory grief: It's a
           hard balance
    • Abstract: Shuter, Patricia; Edwards, Helen
      Family caregiving for people with dementia is now regarded as an important health issue, and the need to support these caregivers is crucial (Hughes, 2006). The trajectory of dementia varies with individuals and presents many challenges; it has been described as 'long dying' (Dorenlot and Fremontier, 2006, p. 7). For family caregivers the cognitive decline that characterises dementia represents not only a series of losses but also lost opportunities to reassure their relative (Sachs, Shega, and Cox-Hayley, 2004). These challenges contribute to the dementia caregivers' experience of anticipatory grief. Anticipatory grief has received minimal attention, which has recently been highlighted by Marwit and Meuser (2002) who concluded that 'previously grief while care giving was subsumed under the rubrics of caregiver depression, strain and/or burden' (p. 191).

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  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Finding a place for love after the death of a child
    • Abstract: Roberts, Greg
      Death may take the life from a child, but does not take a child from the life of the parent. A child's death brings a particular grief, often with related trauma reactions. Parents commonly experience a time of agonising despair, intense loneliness, confusion, guilt, bitterness and significant changes to psychobiological functioning (Raphael, 2006; Stebbins and Batrouney, 2007; Dyregrov and Dyregrov, 2008). A significant part of grief in this context is the pain/distress of continued feelings of love for the child that cannot be expressed toward the child in a tangible way.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Seasons for healing - supporting aboriginal and torres
           strait islander adults through grief and loss
    • Abstract: Phillips, Melinda
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grief is complex and multifaceted. It is not a one-off reaction to a single event, but an ongoing, lived experience. Seasons for Healing is a culturally sensitive, small group grief and loss education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults, developed in partnership by Good Grief and Aboriginal Family Support Services SA (AFSS) with funding from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - 'Pathologising' grief: An exploration of public
           expectations and grieving norms
    • Abstract: Penman, Emma L; Breen, Lauren J; Hewitt, Lauren Y; Prigerson, Holly G
      The Diagnosis of Grief. Expressions of grief in Western society are shaped by shared expectations of what is considered appropriate in light of characteristics of the mourner, the deceased, and the circumstances of the death (Doka, 1989). These, in turn, influence the expectations that bereaved people have of themselves and thus their experience of grief (Breen and O'Connor, 2010). In determining if and when a grief reaction is 'normal' or 'pathological', definitions of mental disorder stipulate that symptoms must deviate from social norms (American Psychology Association [APA], 2013). There is, however, little understanding of the norms for 'normal' grief or attitudes towards grief as a proposed mental disorder in future editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10; Prigerson et al., 2009). It is reasonable to assume that discrepancies between public opinion and diagnostic criteria will influence the acceptance of this proposed disorder. The aim of this study was to examine the public norms and expectations of grief following bereavement and determine the factors that influence these norms.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - The concept of finding balance in bereavement:
           Applying theory and research to practice
    • Abstract: Holtslander, Lorraine F; Bally, Jill MG
      Family caregivers, heavily relied upon during the patient's end-of-life care, are left to face bereavement after a frequently exhausting and difficult caregiving experience. Many will experience depression and prolonged grief (Allen, Haley, Small, Schonwetter, and McMillan, 2013), and high levels of psychological distress extending more than a year post-death (Thomas, Hudson, Trauer, Remedios, and Clarke, 2013). In a grounded theory of the bereavement experiences of older adult spousal caregivers, the concept of 'finding balance' emerged as a first step in gaining new meaning and purpose in their search for new hope (Holtslander and Duggleby, 2009). The Dual Process Model of coping with bereavement also supports the need for finding balance as it describes adaptive coping as a back and forth oscillation between loss and restoration processes (Stroebe and Schut, 1999).

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:15:28 GMT
       
 
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