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Illness, Crisis & Loss
Editor: Jason L. Powell

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When dealing with issues of grief, crisis, or loss as a counselor, medical professional, or researcher, it can be difficult to find resources to help you in your work. Receiving the most current research on the latest topics in the field from Illness, Crisis & Loss can help.

Illness, Crisis & Loss is the resource that furthers your understanding and knowledge of the psychosocial and ethical issues associated with life-threatening illness, traumatic human crises, grief, and loss. The broad focus of the journal makes it relevant to a wide range of professionals and scholars, such as grief counselors, therapists, social workers, thanatologists, physicians and nurses, medical ethicists, and anyone else who works with people in crisis situations.

Each issue of Illness, Crisis & Loss brings you peer-reviewed articles, essays, and book reviews covering current topics in the field of counseling, clinical and crisis intervention, AIDS, nursing, death studies, and bioethics. You will find that the diversity of these pressing topics will keep you informed of important ideas in all areas of grief work. In addition, ICL occasionally publishes special issues that provide in-depth studies on the important topics at hand. These special issues are guest edited by leading scholars in the field. Regular topics include:
  • Case reports
  • Clinical interventions
  • Crisis intervention
  • Death studies
  • Grief work
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Palliative care of the dying
  • Victim responses and care for caregivers

Illness, Crisis & Loss explores all aspects of grief, death, and loss. Every issue covers new ideas and research that will be sure to foster thought among all readers. Topics are as diverse and wide-ranging as:
  • Models of grieving
  • Coping with change
  • Adoption issues
  • Euthanasia
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Bioethics
  • Grief work with survivors of disasters
  • Assisted dying
  • Coping with critical illness
  • Critical incident crises

Probe the grief process and discover new ways to help the dying and bereaved cope with loss. Illness, Crisis & Loss publishes peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and essays on psychological and ethical issues associated with life-threatening illnesses, traumatic human crises, grief, and loss.
Through editorials, interviews, and commentaries, you will also discover the latest thinking on the most pressing ethical and psychosocial issues from those working on the frontlines. Professor Jason L. Powell is Editor-in-Chief of Illness, Crisis and Loss and would welcome manuscripts at: For detailed guidelines, please click here:

Meet the Editor
Professor Jason L. Powell, BA (Hons), MA, Ph.D.
is Editor-in-Chief of U.S.-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss published by Baywood, New York, USA.

He is Professor of Social Gerontology and Associate Dean, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. His work has taken him around the globe as Visiting Scholar/Visiting Research Fellow in over 8 countries. He has over 400 publications worldwide including 65 books and serves on 100+ international editorial boards and is Series Editor of the International Aging Book Series, the Social Perspectives on Aging Book Series and is Associate Editor of The Canadian Journal of Sociology.

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The archive—
This impressive collection of electronic, fully searchable pdf's spans 6 years beginning with Volume 1, 1991, through Volume 6, 1998; it comprises 16 issues, 201 articles, and 1197 pages. The collection may be purchased outright for the low price of $1711.00*, or may be received as part of an enhanced subscription for just $171.00/year over the current subscription rate. The outright purchase is a truly remarkable value for this quality and quantity (over 1100 pages) of content.

Illness, Crisis & Loss, born 19 years ago, quickly became and remains a sought after journal; one that is dedicated to the betterment of all areas of grief work.

We encourage you to examine this extensive resource collection; all article abstracts from the collection are free to read.

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Please note: the following issues no longer exist and are excluded from in this content block, they are: volume 3, issue 4; volume 4, issues 2, 3, and 4; volume 5, issues 1, 2, 3 and 4.
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Illness, Crisis & Loss is a peer refereed journal.

As of Volume 13, Baywood assumed the role of publisher of this highly respected, well established journal. For the complete list of articles (and a free-read of their abstracts) since 1999, click here.

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