Companioning the Bereaved

Alan D. Wolfelt

Famend writer and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the position of the grief counselor on this information for caregivers. His new mannequin for “companioning” the bereaved offers a viable various to the constraints of the medical institution, encouraging counselors and different caregivers to aspire to a extra compassionate philosophy. This method argues that grief want not be outlined, recognized, and handled as an sickness however fairly needs to be an acknowledgement of an occasion that eternally modifications an individual’s worldview. By means of cautious listening and remark, the caregiver learns to assist mourners and assist them assist themselves heal.