Title

Silenced voices: Grief following road traffic crashes

Document Type

Book

Publisher

VDM Verlag Dr. Muller

Place of Publication

Saarbrucken, Germany

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Psychology and Social Science, Social Justice Research Centre

RAS ID

5542

Comments

Originally published as : Breen, L. (2008). Silenced voices : Grief following road traffic crashes. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller.

ISBN 9783639065961

Abstract

Every year, approximately 1.2 million people die as a result of road traffic crashes, yet the psychosocial burden of fatal crashes remains notably neglected. Drawing on real-life experiences of 21 people, this book outlines the experience of grief resulting from the death of a family member in a road traffic crash and shows that the bereaved are faced with a number of silencing processes whereby their expression of grief is constrained. This book makes a substantial and important contribution to understandings of grief experiences following road traffic crashes and provides a useful foundation for the delivery of post-crash services and supports. The book will be especially useful to professionals involved in the care of the suddenly bereaved, including counsellors, therapists, nurses, doctors, funeral directors, clergy, and other religious figures.

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