Dr. Boss has coined the term Ambiguous Loss in the Thanatology/Bereavement field as a loss experienced during: Alzheimer/dementia, chronic illness, living with life-threatening food allergies, adoption, missing person-kidnapping, missing person-airline crashes, etc. These are losses when you are grieving the loss of a person even when they are physically still with you or alive, or grieving the loss of a person who is missing and it is unknown if they are alive or dead.
Dr. Shear and her research team have studied Grief Theory Techniques over the years and is a leader in the Thanatology/Bereavement field. I highly recommend her books and her Dual Process Model of Grief Theory to be studied and used by counselors.
Dr. Wolfet has developed Companioning Grief Therapy as an effective model for counselors when working with bereaved clients. He has written several books, blogs and leads workshops/trainings.
By Greg Yoder
This is a guide for any caregiver, loved one, pastor, spiritual director, or healthcare worker to turn to for information and support while walking with someone who is dying. It is well done and a great resource to have.
By Dr. William Worden
Dr. Worden is one of the leaders in Grief Counseling Theory. I highly recommend this book for every counselor to read.
By Dr. Ken Doka
What can I say, but all of Dr. Doka’s books would be a valuable resource to every clinician or caregiver who is providing services to the bereaved. Dr. Doka is a leader in the world of Thanatology/Bereavement. Check out his website for all his publications, you cannot go wrong with any of his books. I highly recommend each one. He has books on men & grief, Disenfranchised Grief, grief in the workplace and many more.