Loss and Grief Recovery: Help Caring for Children with Disabilities, Chronic or Terminal Illness
Joyce Ashton, Dennis Ashton
Written by a mother who had a son with cerebral palsy die at fourteen, this book is designed to help parents recognize and confront the grief of losing a child with a disability or chronic illness. Chapters address: (1) the challenges of numerous losses; (2) the struggle dealing with the loss felt when a child receives a diagnosis of a disability or chronic illness, and the anticipatory grief and loss; (3) practical home care suggestions for those caring for a child at home during chronic, terminal illness, or with disabilities; (4) ways to build self-esteem and self-worth in parents and children; (5) recognizing and managing the grieving process; (6) reconciliation of loss and adjusting, accepting, and healing; (7) the reactions of other people to family grief and ideas for improving relationships between couples, families, siblings, friends, and relatives; (8) the role of spiritual healing and finding personal wholeness; and (9) ideas on education, hospitalization, medical cost, doctors, dealing with seizures, placing a child outside the home, and extra help surviving murder and suicide.
Joyce Ashton, Dennis Ashton. Loss and Grief Recovery: Help Caring for Children with Disabilities, Chronic or Terminal Illness (1996). Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.: Amityville, NY.
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