Barbara O. Dane, Samuel O. Miller
Dane and Miller address the compelling need of AIDS survivors who grieve, often confused and alone, for understanding and support. The authors set a context for their discussion and recommendations by setting forth theories of grief and bereavement and by describing the status of the AIDS epidemic and the implications linked thereto. They examine the stigma reaction to death from AIDS and explore how it impacts the several subsets of society. Clinical interventions are recommended. Brief, well focused case studies illustrate essential points and permit the discussion of key principles of the counseling process.