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By Christine Valentine

ISBN-10: 0415457300

ISBN-13: 9780415457309

Bereavement is usually handled as a mental situation of the person with either fit and pathological varieties. in spite of the fact that, this empirically-grounded research argues that this isn't continually the easiest or purely solution to support the bereaved. In an intensive departure, it emphasises normality and social and cultural range in grieving. Exploring the importance of the demise person’s ultimate moments in case you are left in the back of, this ebook sheds new mild at the number of ways that bereaved humans keep their dating with useless family and the way the lifeless continue an important social presence within the lives of the residing. It attracts sensible conclusions for execs in terms of the advanced and social nature of grief and the price put on the appropriate to grieve in one’s personal manner – aiding and inspiring the bereaved individual to articulate their very own adventure and locate their very own equipment of coping. in accordance with new empirical examine, Bereavement Narratives is an cutting edge and worthwhile learn for all scholars and researchers of dying, death and bereavement.

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Narratives demonstrated how individual and social factors were not necessarily compromised by medicalisation. Indeed, in some cases a medical setting served to enhance the dying person’s unique character and selfhood. A romantic discourse conveyed the nature of the relationship between narrators and dying loved ones, particularly in relation to dying moments. These affirmed both the dying person’s unique individuality and the intimate bond between him or her and the bereaved person. A person-centred perspective was evident in the way people negotiated beliefs about life and death.

Thus accounts sometimes placed the narrator in the role of affirming the dying person’s continuing social presence in the face of others, family members as well as professionals, who were failing to appreciate this. They betrayed the narrator’s own ambivalence in this and his or her consequent struggle to hold onto a loved one’s personhood in the face of the impact of his or her failing physical and mental capacities. This chapter highlights the extent to which bereaved individuals were preoccupied with trying to preserve and affirm the personhood of dying loved ones in order to achieve a good death.

This chapter highlights the extent to which bereaved individuals were preoccupied with trying to preserve and affirm the personhood of dying loved ones in order to achieve a good death. This preoccupation suggests that the experience of bereavement may provide the impetus to reconstruct a loved one’s personhood in relation to the way that he or she died. As will be demonstrated, such reconstruction revealed an alternative discourse in which personhood was more subtle, fluid and intersubjective than that dependent on rational intentionality and bodily integrity.

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