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September 1998

The Many Faces of Bereavement: The Nature and Treatment of Natural, Traumatic, and Stigmatized Grief

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by Ginny Sprang, PhD, and John McNeil, DSW, 216 pp, $27.95, ISBN 0-87630-756-X, New York, NY, Brunner/Mazel Inc, 1995.


Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(9):933. doi:

This is an excellent book written by 2 people with extensive experience in the field of grief. It is a thoughtful and well-written review of the authors' combined experiences in the treatment and research of grief.

This book is a "must read" for all medical practitioners and students. We spend so much time learning to diagnose and treat various diseases but we rarely are taught about the grief that surrounds a death. These days the news media are filled with details of disasters and death, so a more complete understanding of grief could be helpful for the lay public as well.

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