Kenneth J. Doka, PhD

New York, U.S.A.


Kenneth J. Doka

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka is a Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. A prolific author, Dr. Doka's books include Living with Grief: Alzheimer's Disease, Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy; Men Don't Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief; Living with Grief: Loss in Later Life, Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Hidden Sorrow: Living with Life Threatening Illness; Children Mourning, Mourning Children; Death and Spirituality; Living with Grief: After Sudden Loss; Living with Grief: When Illness is Prolonged; Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve; Living with Grief: At Work, School and Worship; Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents and Loss; Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses; AIDS, Fear and Society; Aging and Developmental Disabilities; and Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice. In addition to these books, he has published over 60 article and book chapters. Dr. Doka is editor of both Omega and Journeys: A Newsletter for the Bereaved.

Dr. Doka was elected President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 1993. In 1995, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Work Group on Dying, Death and Bereavement and served as chair from 1997-1999. The Association for Death Education and Counseling presented him with an Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Death Education in 1998. In 2000 Scott and White presented him an award for Outstanding Contributions to Thanatology and Hospice. His Alma Mater Concordia College presented him with their first Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Dr. Doka has keynoted conferences throughout North America as well as Europe and Australia. He participates in the annual Hospice Foundation of America Teleconference, hosted by Cokie Roberts and has appeared on Nightline. In addition he has served as a consultant to medical, nursing, funeral service and hospice organizations as well as businesses and educational and social service agencies. Dr. Doka is an ordained Lutheran minister.

Publications:
Available from Research Press (1-800-519-2707)

  • Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges and Strategies for Practice (2002)

Available from the Hospice Foundation of America (1-800-854-3402)

  • Living with Grief: Alzheimer's Disease (2004)
  • Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy (2003)
  • Living with Grief: Loss in Later Life (2002)
  • Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses (2001)
  • Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents and Loss (2000)
  • Living with Grief: At Work, At School, at Worship (with Joyce Davidson) (1999)
  • Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve (with Joyce Davidson) (1998)
  • Living with Grief: When Illness is Prolonged (with Joyce Davidson) (1997)
  • Living with Grief: After Sudden Loss (1996)
  • Mourning Children, Children Mourning (1995)

Available from Baywood Press (1-800-638-7819)

  • Death and Spirituality (with John Morgan) (1993)
  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities (with Claire Lavin) (1998)

Available from Taylor & Francis (1-800-821-8312)

  • Men Don't Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief (with Terry Martin) (2000)
  • AIDS: Fear and Society: Challenging the Dreaded Disease (1997)

Available from New Lexington Books/ Josey-Bass (1-800-956-7739
Living with Life-Threatening Illness (1993)



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