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Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief
Fenestra Books, January 15, 2005
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Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief is a unique book that discusses the process of dying, the moment of death, and the grief process following the death; it offers a continuum of information from the point of diagnosis through grieving the death. It explores a variety of types of loss by death, and helps us to understand why we think, feel, and act as we do in loss situations. In addition, this book provides suggestions on how to support the patient and their friends and family members who are experiencing these loss situations. Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief provides comprehensive information when read from cover to cover, but is also written in a way that provides complete and specific information when a single chapter is read. The brief summary at the end of each chapter is designed as a tool for quick review when the reader is attempting to locate specific information.
Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief is written in a tone that allows the reader to explore feelings without the fear of being overwhelmed by them, while at the same time normalizing those feelings. The book offers practical activities for the reader to follow, presented with compassion and spiritual insight. One of the lessons in this book is the importance of providing the patient, individuals, families, and friends with a safe place to grieve, and the language to grieve. This book provides the information and suggestions necessary to promote healthy grieving.
About the Author
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, is a grief therapist and educator, and a caregiver coach in private practice. He is an adjunct professor at Trinity College in Washington, DC, and teaches seminars nationally and regionally on dying, death, and grief. Duane’s specialty as a therapist is working with survivors of traumatic death and suicide, which includes assisting families who must identify loved ones at the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, through the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing. He also provides support to families of abducted, missing, and exploited children through Team HOPE of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Duane is responsible for the clinical supervision and training of volunteers in a variety of organizations that deal with trauma and loss, and serves as an on-call hospice bereavement counselor. He recently served as the director of training and education at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, DC.
Formerly, Duane was the senior director of emergency and international services for the National Capital Chapter of the American Red Cross, and spent three months during the summer of 1999 in Macedonia/Kosovo/Albania supervising family reunification work in camps with war refugees.
In September 2001 Duane responded to the Pentagon immediately following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, providing support to rescue and recovery workers. He continues to volunteer with the Red Cross as a disaster mental health technician, and with the Capital Area Crisis Response Team, as a therapist, educator, and as a member of the Board of Directors. Duane has been an invited guest lecturer for graduate and undergraduate classes at the University of Maryland, Howard University, the University of the District of Columbia, Johns Hopkins University, and Gallaudet University.
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