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Courage to Face Long Loss-bookcover

By: Nicki Weld

Courage to Face Long Loss

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Being with a loved one through a degenerative illness or disease takes us on a journey that requires courage. Rather than an immediate singular loss, we experience ‘long loss’ which includes multiple losses and changes over time. Long loss requires us to face, endure, and adapt to what is happening. Written from a personal perspective of supporting older parents with vascular dementia and episodic delirium, this book defines and applies courage to manage this form of loss.

Included is the wisdom of older adults from Christchurch, Aotearoa, New Zealand, who took part in the author’s doctoral study into courage. Their life experiences in managing adversity, from coping with a bombing in World War II to surviving domestic violence, illustrate courage, grit and resilience – and how to put these into action. Through the sharing of personal insights and knowledge, this book supports the application of inner strength and courage to help stay the course when experiencing the long loss of a loved one.

Nicki Weld (PhD) is from Aotearoa, New Zealand, originally living in Christchurch, and now residing in Wellington. She is a social worker, supervisor, and a world renown educator in the field of social services. Nicki is the author and co-author of seven books, and primary creator of the Three Houses tool used internationally.  

Customer Reviews
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  • Yvonne Thompson

    What a beautifully written book, so proud of Nicky for writing a book that we all need to read and she has made it so very relatable to every family.
    A must read .

  • Becki DeBont

    I have benefited from Dr. Weld’s many offerings and Courage to Face Long Loss is no exception. This book is a beautiful balance of personal experience and research. As an author, Dr. Weld is able to draw the reader in on a personal level and then support that emotion with her academic exploration. Highly recommend it for both the academic community and the individual sorting through loss.

  • Cherie Appleton

    Courage to Face Long Loss will resonate with all people, the author offers us hope, humor, and wisdom. This book gently and powerfully describes and affirms the complexities of loving and ultimately losing those who have shaped us and impacted our worlds. I particularly enjoyed how it honors and celebrates the voices of elders whose generous contributions to her underlying research, ensure it is a wonderful moving read.

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