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Healing a Friend's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Helping Someone You Love through Lossby Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD; Companion Press, 2001
Helping People through Griefby Delores Kuenning; Bethany House Publishers, 1987This sensitive guide addresses grief due to abortion, rape, adoption, loss of health, loss of body parts, as well as death.
The Art of Condolence: What to Write, What to Say, What to Do at a Time of Lossby Leonard and Hilary Zunin; Harpers Collins, 1991
Different Losses, Different Issues: What to Expect and How to Helpby Johnette Hartnett; Good Mourning, 1993
Don't Ask for the Dead Man's Golf Clubs: What to Do and Say (and What Not to) When a Friend Loses a Loved Oneby Lynn Kelly; Workman Publishing, 2000Drawing on her experience as a young widow, Lynn Kelly shares how grand gestures are not needed, but small gestures and simple words are.
Finding the Right Words: Offering Care and Comfort When You Don't Know What to Sayby Wilfred Bockelman; Augsburg Books, 1990
Allina Health Grief Resources
Judy Young, M Ed, manager of education and bereavement, Allina Health Home Care Services