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Shadows in the Sun,
The Experience of Sibling Bereavement in Childhood

By Betty Davies Brunner/Mazel. 1998

ISBN 0 19 507456 4
Those who experience the death of a brother or sister in childhood face unique, long-lasting challenges in coming to terms with their loss. Shadows in the Sun provides new and valuable insights into this difficult subject. the book presents a detailed into the bond between siblings, chronicles the the slow evolution of the study of sibling bereavement, and discusses children's understanding of death in a nonstereotypical way

Shadows in the Sun covers the immediate, short- and long-term responses and subsequent generational of sibling bereavement and discusses sibling responses in the context of the variable which influence them.






Shadows in the Sun by Betty Davies

The final chapter synthesises all that has gone before into a comprehensive of sibling bereavement. Practical guidelines are offered for those who seek to help grieving siblings, children, and families, Nurses, physicians, therapists, psychologists, social workers, funeral directors, teachers, clergy, and parents of grieving children will find it to be a useful resource. It is also of interest to those who suffered the loss of a sibling in childhood.

About The Author
Betty Davies, RN. Ph.D. A Canadian who recently moved to the USA, is professor of Nursing at University of California, San Francisco. She has specialised in the field of death, dying and bereavement for over 25 years as a practising nurse, nurse educator, and researcher. Dr. Davies hasauthored over 100 book chapters and articles and has presented numerous papers and workshops internationally. She is also the co-author of Fading Away: the experience of Transition in families with a Terminally Illness (reviewed elsewhere on this site) and has received numerous awards inrecognition of her professional contributions

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