Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement

‘I have always appreciated the quality and diversity of articles in
Grief Matters. It is an asset to my work and the colleagues with whom I collaborate.’
(Grief Matters subscriber) 


The peer-reviewed journal Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, published by the Centre in-house since 1998, encompasses both academic and applied aspects of grief and bereavement and is a ranked journal with the Australian Research Council as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.

Past contributors have included Robert A. Neimeyer, Colin Murray Parkes, Simon Shimshon Rubin, Ruth Malkinson, John R. Jordan, Margaret Stroebe, Henk Schut, J. William Worden, Kenneth J. Doka, George A. Bonnano, Holly G. Prigerson, Cecilia L. W. Chan, David E. Balk, Phyllis S. Kosminsky and
 many more.

The journal is published three times annually in Autumn (May), Winter (August) and Summer (December), with a central theme for each issue.

Upcoming themes will include: 'Perinatal loss', 'Displacement and isolation: The grief of immigrant, refugee and Indigenous peoples', 'Death of a child or adolescent', 'Grief of missing persons', 'Creative expressions of grief',  'Creative expressions of grief', 'Companion animal loss', 'Death of a parent: Reflections on an aging population', and 'Death of an adult child'.

The journal will be of great benefit to mental health practitioners, tertiary institutions, teaching organisations and occupations related to loss and grief. 

The current issue:

Volume 17, Issue 1, Autumn 2014

Special Issue: Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference 2014

Editor: Christopher Hall

How New Insights About the Brain Are Helping Us Understand Attachment and Loss

Phyllis S. Kosminsky

  How Do Patients With Advanced
  Cancer Cope With an Uncertain
  Disease Trajectory: Implications
  for Grief Counselling

  Elizabeth A. Lobb

  Life-Threatening Illness and Grief
  During Adolescence

  David E. Balk

Conference Presentation Short Papers:

- Peter Coupland
- Jenny Field
- Lorraine F. Holtslander &
     Jill M. G. Bally
- Emma L. Penman,
     Lauren J. Breen,   
     Lauren Y. Hewitt, &
     Holly G. Prigerson
- Melinda Phillips
- Greg Roberts
- Patricia Shuter & Helen Edwards
- Sarah Wayland

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