This second issue features a range of papers on the topic: ‘Grief and multi-storied remembrance’. It begins with a paper by Mohamed Fareez from Singapore about his development of a ‘Life certificate’ to sit alongside the conventional death certificate.
The second paper is a long-awaited narrative resource for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. It’s entitled, ‘Holding our heads up: We have lost loved ones to suicide and want to share stories not stigma – A resource for families who have lost loved ones to suicide’, compiled by Marnie Sather and David Newman.
This is followed by a paper by Marnie Sather, entitled ‘Saying Hello, Goodbye or both?’ in response to the complex experience of women who have lost a male partner to suicide after also experiencing violence or abuse at the hands of the male partner.
This section concludes with two papers about narrative practices responding to children and young people with cancer and their families. The first is from Carolyn Ng from Singapore. The second from Linda Moxley-Haegert in Canada.
We believe these diverse and thoughtful papers make a significant contribution to the field in relation to responding to those in grief. Two further papers are included in this issue. ‘Helping the helpers: An Employee Assistance Program responds to hospital trauma’ by Kevin Geraghty. And ‘Naming problems as political action’ by Ron Findlay.
We would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which Dulwich Centre stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders of the Kaurna Nation, both past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders.