Coping with Public Tragedy

Synopsis

Developed in conjunction with the Hospice Foundation of America's 10th annual tele-conference, Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy examines our varied responses to public tragedy, techniques available to cope with these events, and the role of the hospice in public tragedies. The essays included look at factors that define a public tragedy and offer insight and advice to professionals as they help those coping with loss. Case examples include Sherry Schachter's experience at Ground Zero, a consideration of the devastation in Florida caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kenneth J. Doka
  • Sherry R. Schachter
  • Rick Eyerdam
  • Larry Beresford
  • William M. Lamers
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003