- xxiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Cacciatore, Joanne,DeFrain, John D,
- Contents: Part I. Africa -- ch. 1. Death, grief and culture in Kenya : experiential strengths-based research / Jane Rose M. Njue, Dorothy Rombo, Anne N. Lutomia, Laura S. Smart, Lynn M. Mwaniki, and Inviolata L. Sore -- ch. 2. A Somali perspective on death, grief, and culture / Hawa Koshen -- ch. 3. Strategies for healing from disenfranchised grief : a case study from Botswana / Sithandazile H. Msimanga and Lois R. Mberengwa -- Part II. Asia -- ch. 4. Grieving rituals and beliefs of Chinese families / Shen Qin and Yan Xia -- ch. 5. Death and grief in Korea : the continuum of life and death / Eunsuk Cho and Miai Sung -- Part III. Europe -- ch. 6. Bereavement and grief in Greece / Theodora Kaldi-Koulikidou -- ch. 7. The vision of death in Romanian culture / Alina State Mihaela -- Part IV. Latin America -- ch. 8. Death and grief in Mexican families / Rosario Esteinou -- ch. 9. The Brazilian ways of living, dying, and grieving / Maria-Helena P. Franco -- Part V. Middle East -- ch. 10. Death and bereavement in Israel : Jewish, Muslim, and Christian perspectives / Maha N. Younes -- Part VI. North America -- ch. 11. Perinatal death and grief in Canada / Francine de Montigny, Chantal Verdon, and Kory McGrath -- ch. 12. A moment of grace : child death in the United States / Sarah Bain, Terry Bain, and Carver Bain -- ch. 13. Completing the circle of life : death and grief among Native Americans / Chris Sharp, Amoneeta Beckstein, Gordon Limb, and Zachary Bullock -- Part VII. Oceania -- ch. 14. It is normal to remember : death and grief in Australia / Kate Jones -- ch. 15. Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu : although small, it is precious : death and grief after perinatal death in Aotearoa/New Zealand / Vicki Culling and Pania Mitchell -- Epilogue : grief, bereavement, and ritual across cultures / Kara Thieleman.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This visionary work explores the sensitive balance between the personal and private aspects of grief, the social and cultural variables that unite communities in bereavement, and the universal experience of loss.