Death, Dying, Grief, and Loss Menu

How do we explore death and dying? As a child, what did we learn from our parents and family about death at the first funeral or memorial service we attended? How has understanding changed as we have aged? How do we let go of control?

Types of Grief and Loss

By David Tillman

A paper on "Types of Grief and Loss" with quotations from various authors

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Making Sense of Our Grief and Loss

By David Tillman
Slides from a presentation on how we make sense of our grief.
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A Paper on "The Denial Of Death" by Ernest Becker

By David Tillman
"The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else; it is a mainspring of human activity – activity designed largely to avoid the fatality of death..."
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Paper on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Five-Stages of Dying

By David Tillman
"Kubler-Ross’s study identified five stages of dying: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance."
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Paper on Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry

By David Tillman

A paper on dealing with and understanding grief and loss.

Three Dimensions of Grief: Disenfranchised Grief, Chronic Sorrow:, Grief born of injustice:
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Paper on Bereavement Care and Counseling

By David Tillman

A paper with quotations from Howard Clinebell's book on the Resources for the Ministry of Healing and Growth

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Paper on "All Our Losses, All Our Griefs" by Mitchell and Anderson

By David Tillman

“This is a book about loss: how serious personal losses take place, why we react to loss as we do, how many important forms of loss goes unnoticed..."

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Paper on Ambiguous Loss and Disenfranchised Grief

By David Tillman

Paper on grief books with quotations by Pauline Boss, Kenneth Doka, Thomas Attig, Margaret Kaczmarek/ Barbara Backlund,and Millie Cordaro

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Paper on Grief and Social Networking

By David Tillman

Various authors share about grief and social networking.

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