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: '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 2, Winter 2014

Perinatal Loss

Editor: Penny Brabin

Perinatal Loss: Application of Loss and Grief Theories

Trish Wilson

  Parental Identity in Narratives of
  Grief Following Perinatal Death

  Kerry Jones

  The Impact of Pregnancy Loss on
  Women's Adult Relationships

  Catherine Collins, Damien W. Riggs
  & Clemence Due

  Dynamics and Dimensions:
  Ambiguous Loss and
  Disenfranchised Grief of Partners
  Following a Miscarriage, Stillbirth
  or TOPFA

  Eswen Chaffey &
  John Douglass Whyte

Supporting Parents Following Perinatal Death

Petra N. den Hartog

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