If it is your job to notify a family that a death has occurred—or is soon expected—how do you do it right? Using vivid examples, Leash guides the reader through this difficult task in a wide variety of situations. His research and personal experience will help you to meet the family’s needs in a constructive, helpful way—and to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that can compound the tragedy. Important reading for physicians, nurses, emergency personnel, clergy, law enforcement, military, and social workers.
About the Author
R. MORONI LEASH
R. Moroni Leash, PhD, has had a long career in grief counseling and social work. At the time he researched this book he was a clinical social worker, then, later, psychiatric evaluator at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center. During that time, the hospital was the busiest trauma center in the U.S., handling more than 3,500 major traumas per year. He is, today, one of the nation’s foremost specialists in the psychological impact of traumatic bereavement. His book, which includes substantial original research, is widely acclaimed today as the foremost source of information on dealing with this difficult topic.