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FAREEZ, Mohamed. The 'life certificate': A tool for grief work in Singapore.Translated byAdriana Muller. Nova perspect. sist. [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.63, pp. 5-20. ISSN 0104-7841.

This article proposes an alternative to the formal, impersonal document of the death certificate - a ‘Life Certificate’, a narrative therapeutic document to honour the lives of lost loved ones. The article shows examples of the ‘Life Certificate’ used in practice, as well as a six-stage map of narrative practice that can be used in conjunction with it, to help renegotiate people’s relationships with grief.

Keywords : narrative therapy; grief; ‘Life Certificate’; death; dying; externalising; therapeutic documents; outsider witnesses; definitional ceremony; re-membering conversations.

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