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Narrative and Stories in Health CareIllness, dying and bereavement$
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Yasmin Gunaratnam and David Oliviere

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546695

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.001.0001

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Bereavement, children, and families

Bereavement, children, and families

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(p.221) Chapter 14 Bereavement, children, and families
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Narrative and Stories in Health Care
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Patsy Way

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.003.0015

This chapter provides a description of therapeutic work that was part of the Candle Project at St. Christopher's Hospice. This is a hospice that provides bereavement care to children. A number of narratives are presented in this chapter, which leads to the conclusion that therapeutic work with narrative can lead to the allowance of alternative possibilities for help with real lives, possibilities which were formerly considered to be too hard to consider.

Keywords:   therapeutic work, Candle Project, St. Christopher's Hospice, narratives, alternative possibilities

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