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Handling Death and Bereavement at Work

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3,500 people die every day in the UK and their death may affect the workplace in many ways. If the deceased was an employee, for ... Weiterlesen
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3,500 people die every day in the UK and their death may affect the workplace in many ways. If the deceased was an employee, for example, or the partner of an employee, their manager will need to sort out the difficult issues that arise from death. This workbook places bereavement on the management agenda rather than leaving managerial responses to chance. It is a guide for anyone in an organization who, in the case of death, has to take responsibility, from managers, human resource and occupational health specialists, to welfare officers and trade union representatives.


David Charles-Edwards is an experienced management consultant and counsellor in the field of leadership, relationships, diversity, change and loss. A former Industrial Society adviser, he has also led the personnel function in two health authorities and managed the British Association for Counselling (now BACP).

An estimated 3,500 people die every day in the UK. If someone at work or their partner or close family member dies, managers and colleagues need to respond appropriately. This book breaks new ground in placing bereavement on the management agenda. It addresses some challenging questions such as: What to say and what not to say? How to balance the needs of the person and the job? How do you get it right in a diverse, multi-cultural workforce? How do you decide what time off is reasonable? How can other people at work help, as well as avoiding making the situation worse?This book is an essential guide for anyone in an organisation who has to take responsibility in the event of death. It covers issues such as what do in the event of a sudden death at work, managing staff who are terminally ill, and practical help after death including funerals. It is a unique and constant point of reference for anyone concerned with one of the most challenging issues to be faced in the workplace.


Part A: Introduction 1. Is it Any of Our Business? 2. How Organisations Can Help 3. How People at Work Can Help Part B: Dealing with Loss and Bereavement 4. Bereavement Counselling 5. What are Loss and Bereavement? 6. Elements of Bereavement 7. Helping the Bereaved Person at Work 8. Sudden Death at Work 9. Children and Young People Part C: Facing Death 10. The Practical Tasks After Death 11. What is Death and What Does it Mean? 12. Preparing for Dying and Death 13. Ignoring Death 14. Choosing When to Die: Suicide and Euthanasia Part D: The Community, Death and Bereavement 15. Funerals and Rites of Passage 16. Culture, Religion and Death Part E: Case Studies Part F: Appendices 1. The Core Conditions of Helping 2. A Checklist for the Bereaved Person 3. Further Reading 4. Organsiations Supporting the Bereaved


Titel: Handling Death and Bereavement at Work
EAN: 9781134277582
ISBN: 978-1-134-27758-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Veröffentlichung: 31.03.2005
Jahr: 2005
Untertitel: Englisch