Friday, February 8, 2008

Pet Loss and Human Bereavement -- New Book

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Here is a new book for discussion here:

Pet Loss and Human Bereavement
by William Kay, Herbert Nieburg, Austin Kutscher, and Ross Grey
(Paperback - Jan 2, 2008)

Book Description provided by the Publisher (Wiley-Blackwell):

Describes the grieving process that occurs when people lose pets and suggests ways of helping individuals to cope.

From the Back Cover
Pet Loss and Human Bereavement deals with the human/companion animal relationship and what happens when that bond is broken. The contributors to the book acknowledge the significance o the relationship and the grief involved when a pet dies or is terminally ill. The contributors' approach covers multidisciplinary care that can be given by veterinarians, psychiatrists, social workers, philosopher-ethicists, and others.

Topics include guidance for dealing with owners of terminally ill or recently deceased animals; the rights of animals to humane treatment; and the right of owners to find acceptance of their bereavement, respect for their emotional ties to their pets, and positive resolution of their grief.

Key words:
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