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Journal Cover Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement
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  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Case study
    • PubDate: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:32:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Hall, Christopher
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:32:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:32:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Abstracts
    • PubDate: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:32:07 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: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:32:07 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: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:32:07 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: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:32:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - The coronial investigation process for unexpected and
           unnatural deaths
    • Abstract: Hinchey, Judge Sara; Bugeja, Lyndal; Burns, Jodie
      The office of the coroner was established in England in 1194, and was adopted in Australia at the time of settlement. The role of coroners was refined significantly during this period, and today the role of Australian coroners has centred on the investigation of unnatural and unexpected deaths. These investigations culminate in a written finding or determination that must state identity, cause of death and, for some cases, the circumstances of the death. This paper describes the typical key processes that comprise the coroner's investigation into an external cause death.

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:32:07 GMT
       
  • 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'.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Programs and services
    • PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 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).

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
  • 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, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 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, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 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, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 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, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Assisting the bereaved to understand the relationship
           between their grief processes and addiction experiences
    • Abstract: Field, Jenny
      When considering grief and loss, its understandable self-medication occurs in both complicated and uncomplicated grief (Rando, 1993). Emergent evidence identifies a link between grief and increased substance misuse (Prigerson et al., 1997), but the data are sparse. Clinician experience and research (Rando, 1993; Zuckoff et al., 2006; Denny and Lee, 1984) have recognised the possible link. Within this context, grief is considered salient in treating the addiction cycle but more commonly these experiences are addressed within separate service systems. The role of substance use as protection from the grief experience is even less acknowledged (Rando, 1993).

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Engaging organisations to support bereaved employees
    • Abstract: Coupland, Peter
      Compelling reasons exist for organisations to plan for and manage grief and bereavement in the workplace. Grief is known to affect an individual's concentration and decision making and can cause stress and fatigue. Therefore, grief can impact on business activity and workplace dynamics. It has been suggested that loyalty, retention, cohesiveness, business productivity, project continuity and organisational culture are improved when grief is adequately attended to (Charles-Edwards, 2007; Hazen, 2009; McGuiness, 2009). Although research is scarce, bereavement practitioners are active in promoting compassionate and supportive workplaces on the basis that doing so is good for the bereaved employee and, in-turn, good for business (ACGB and TCF, 2014). This project aimed to engage with organisations about workplace grief through the development of training workshops. 'Employee wellbeing' and 'organisational' perspectives were explored through interviews and these formed the basis of three workshops.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Life-threatening illness and grief during adolescence
    • Abstract: Balk, David E
      The author asserts that discussion of life-threatening illness and bereavement during adolescence needs to be framed in the context of developmental transitions, other developmental changes endemic to adolescence, and ecological milieus in which adolescents interact and learn. Adolescent mortality data, trauma, and various life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses afflicting some adolescents are discussed. Models to explain human bereavement and three main causes of bereavement for adolescents (death of parents, siblings, and friends) are reviewed. Also discussed are primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions focused on lifethreatening illness and on bereavement.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - How do patients with advanced cancer cope with an
           uncertain disease trajectory': Implications for grief counselling
    • Abstract: Lobb, Elizabeth A
      A growing number of cancer patients are living longer with incurable disease. This paper describes strategies that patients use to cope with the uncertain trajectory of their disease. Twenty-seven patients with a prognosis of 12 months were recruited from the oncology and palliative care service at three metropolitan Sydney hospitals. A semistructured face-to-face interview was conducted, which was audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. The patients coped with the uncertain trajectory of their disease through avoidance, maintaining a normal life, comparing themselves favourably to others in a similar situation and remaining positive. Participants indicated that they did not wish referral for psychological support. The implications of these findings and the influence of grief counselling are explored.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - How new insights about the brain are helping us
           understand attachment and loss
    • Abstract: Kosminsky, Phyllis S
      Over the past 20 years advances in neuroscience have made it possible for us to observe and describe how the brain develops in the first two years of life and how it continues to change over the course of our lifetimes. Findings from this research provide new evidence of the impact of environmental factors, among them the quality of early caregiving, on the development of neurological structure and functioning. This paper suggests that these findings, particularly findings concerning the impact of early caregiving on the developing brain and the consequences with regard to affect regulation, can help us account for the variation observed in adaptation to loss in adulthood. The significance of what we now understand to be the brain's ongoing ability to grow and change will also be discussed, with an emphasis on implications for the practice of grief therapy.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 17 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Hall, Christopher
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:25 GMT
       
 
 
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