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Parkes, Colin Murray

Works: 53 works in 348 publications in 11 languages and 11,166 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc, Other
Classifications: BF575.G7, 155.937
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Colin Murray Parkes
Most widely held works by Colin Murray Parkes
Bereavement; studies of grief in adult life by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

116 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that most of us will ever have to face in our lives. This book recognizes that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realize that they are not alone in their experience." "Long recognized as the most authoritative work of its kind, this new edition has been revised and extended to take into account recent research findings on both sides of the Atlantic. Parkes and Prigerson include additional information about the different circumstances of bereavement including traumatic losses, disasters, and complicated grief, as well as providing details on how social, religious, and cultural influences determine how we grieve."
Death and bereavement across cultures by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and though science has had a major impact on views of death, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many who come into contact with the dying and the bereaved from other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support. This text provides a handbook with which to meet the needs of doctors, nurses, social workers, counsellors and others involved in the care of the dying and bereaved. Written by international authorities in the field, the text describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions, explains their psychological and historical context, shows how customs change on contact with the West and considers the implications for the future. This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the understanding which we all bring to the issue of death
The Place of attachment in human behavior by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first year of bereavement by Ira O Glick( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For psychiatrists, physicians, clergymen, social workers and others
Recovery from bereavement by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attachment across the life cycle by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel artikelen over problemen van volwassenen, die voortkomen uit een verstoorde moeder-kind relatie
Love and loss : the roots of grief and its complications by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminating the structure and focus of thinking about love and loss, this book sheds light on a wide range of psychological issues. It will be essential reading for professionals working with bereavement, as well as graduate students of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology
Counselling in terminal care and bereavement by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coping with loss : helping patients with their families( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responses to terrorism : can psychosocial approaches break the cycle of violence? by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do responses to terrorist attacks often perpetuate cycles of deadly violence? Can an understanding of the psychology of these cycles help us to break them? Drawing on clinical experience of the care of people and communities affected by violence and disasters and on advances in cognitive and dynamic psychology, attachment theory, group psychology and thanatology, this ground-breaking work by a prominent and varied array of contributors casts light on the causes of terrorism, the reasons why responses to deadly attacks easily give rise to or maintain cycles of violence and some ways to prevent and interrupt these cycles. Using the violence in Northern Ireland and Rwanda as case studies throughout, Part 1, The Context of Terrorism, looks at the psychological and social influences behind extremism, terrorism and conflict. Part 2, Reponses to a Terrorist Attack, examines the responses that can feed a cycle of violence and assesses a range of approaches for their success in ending violence. Part 3, Breaking the Cycle, looks in depth at specific environments, influences and changes that can affect how violence can be prevented or mitigated, including the role of schools and the media and an examination of how peace processes were carried out in Northern Ireland and Rwanda. The book works to demonstrate how psychological responses to a terror attack can trigger unstable emotional responses and override judgement and to identify the five key points in a cycle of violence where change, for better or for worse, is possible. Ideal for psychiatrists, thanatologists, palliative care and bereavement staff, politicians and journalists as well as anyone with an interest in terrorism and its causes, this is a thought-provoking and accessible work on a highly topical subject."--Publisher's description
In the wake of the flood by Kai Erikson( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The price of love : the selected works of Colin Murray Parkes by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the course of a long career Colin Murray Parkes, one of the most important and influential psychiatrists working in the field of bereavement and loss, has produced a body of work which can be considered truly ground-breaking. His early studies involved working alongside John Bowlby in the development of attachment theory and led to his pioneering work on the Harvard Bereavement Project in the USA and at the new St Christopher's Hospice in Britain. Parkes focussed on two psychological processes, grief, which is the painful search for a lost person or object of attachment, and transition, which is the process of changing the assumptive world in ways that ensure that nothing worthwhile need be completely lost. Out of the struggle to resolve the conflict between holding on and letting go of the old assumptions there gradually emerges a new and more mature model of the world. These ideas throw light on a wide range of life change events and have proved useful to people faced with bereavement, physical disabilities, dying, disasters and even terrorist attacks. In recent years he has supported humanitarian efforts in countries including Rwanda, India and Japan. Parkes' career has spanned several decades and touched countless lives. In The Price of Love, Parkes presents papers which span the full extent of his career, covering and linking together our understanding of the five major areas of his work:- Love and grief;- Crisis, trauma and transition;- Death and dying;- Disasters;- War and terrorism: breaking the cycle. The papers included here have been carefully selected and annotated to show how Parkes' thinking has developed during a career as researcher, practitioner and educator. In each section of the book psychological and social causes are paired with consequences and interventions (both preventive and therapeutic) and explored from Western and cross-cultural perspectives, all with Parke' customary clarity and compassion. This unique collection of papers will prove invaluable to psychologists, psychiatrists, palliative care staff, counsellors and students, as well as those studying international conflict and working with the bereaved"--
The Long valley a study of bereavement( Visual )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Colin Murray Parkes lectures to a group of doctors, clergy, social workers, and bereaved people about the process of grief. Describes the four stages of grief and explains how our reactions to grief have their origins rooted deep in our evolution
Management of advanced cancer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eutanasia en los animales de compañía : guía práctica y completa para la clínica diaria by Mary F Stewart( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bereavement, loss & change( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loss & grief by Malcolm J Brown( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part II."Colin Murray Parkes, an experienced grief counsellor, explains our most common patterns of grief and adjustment to loss. He suggests how different professionals can best work together to help clients without taking control of their lives"
Coping with loss by Clayton C Barbeau( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with a wide range of losses, including those caused by bereavement, illness, amputation and old age. Includes both anticipated and unexpected events involving major losses that are met by doctors and other members of health care teams
Love and loss the roots, in childhood, of complicated grief ; Traumatic losses and disasters by Colin Murray Parkes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first session, Love and loss, Parkes talks about love and grief being two sides of the same coin. His studies of people seeking help after bereavement have often revealed insecure attachments to parents in childhood. The second session, Traumatic losses and disasters, focuses on the situation risk factors including sudden, unexpected losses and disasters. These interact with the personal factors in the first session. Close study of these problems carries important implications for the prevention and treatment of problematic losses at all ages
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Death and bereavement across cultures
Alternative Names
Colin Murray Parkes British psychiatrist

Murray Colin Parkes

Murray Parkes, Colin 1926-

Parkes, C. Murray

Parkes, C. Murray 1926-

Parkes, Colin M.

Parkes, Colin M. 1926-

パークス, C. M.

Death and bereavement across culturesAttachment across the life cycleLove and loss : the roots of grief and its complicationsCounselling in terminal care and bereavementCoping with loss : helping patients with their families