Working with the Dying and Bereaved

Systemic approaches to therapeutic work

  • Pauline Sutcliffe
  • Guinevere Tufnell
  • Ursula Cornish

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Froma Walsh, Monica McGoldrick
    Pages 1-26
  3. Guinevere Tufnell, Ursula Cornish, Pauline Sutcliffe
    Pages 59-97
  4. Ursula Cornish
    Pages 98-128
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-212

About this book


Pre-publication praise for WORKING WITH THE DYING AND BEREAVED
Systemic Approaches to Therapeutic Work

`This innovative book carries thinking beyond the grieving individual to family and community...Fresh ways of working systemically with the bereaved of all ages are beautifully described...all therapists dealing with bereavement will find this book valuable.' - John Byng-Hall, Consultant Child and Family Psychiatrist

'Every therapist should have a copy of this remarkable book which will surely become a classic in our field.' - Peggy Papp, Family Therapist & co-author of The Invisible Web:Gender Patterns in Family Relationships

`This is a superb, original and healing work, destined to become a classic. It will deepen the understanding and skill of even the most experienced therapist working with the dying and bereaved.' - Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger

Coping with death and dying involves much more than learning to live with grief. Working with the dying and bereaved illustrates how therapists can use a `systemic' approach to help families facing death and bereavement. This approach considers the individual in a broader, more holistic context than traditional theories.

This book provides both a broad theoretical framework and practical strategies for systemic therapeutic work. Each chapter demonstrates how a systemic approach has been applied by the therapist to work within a particular model, each with its characteristic techniques. The therapist's role and interventions are explained, showing how, why and when particular interventions are made. The processes described can help the therapist to manage both in the acute situation and in identifying needs that may call for follow up and longer-term work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pauline Sutcliffe
    • 1
  • Guinevere Tufnell
    • 1
  • Ursula Cornish
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Family TherapyLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-66903-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-26222-9
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals