This booklet is comprised of individual fact sheets on areas of immediate and long-term concern to anyone who has lost, or is anticipating the loss, of a loved one. This information is a road map which contains detailed and specific facts to help individuals make the best decisions at the time of loss and to understand their later reactions. Much of this information is not found in any other publication.
This booklet is a concise, bulleted summary of important information for anyone who is facing -- or helping a friend or loved one face -- the loss of someone close to them. Used as a text in a Death & Dying course at the University of North Texas, this booklet contains detailed and specific facts to help individuals make the best decisions at the time of loss and the months following. If you have ever been called on to help someone whose friend, parent, or spouse has died, you will appreciate this publication.
Fact sheets include information on the following:
- Organ and tissue donation
- Funeral information and options
- Legal issues: Wills, estates and probate
- Nine myths about grief
- What family and friends can do
- Four steps toward grief recovery
- Support group information
- Death and he family system
- And much, much more...