Barbara Okun

Barbara Okun

Jan­uary 11, 2011 — Bar­bara Okun, Pro­fessor of Coun­seling & Applied Psy­chology at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “Saying Goodbye: How Fam­i­lies Can Find Renewal Through Loss” co-​​authored by Bar­bara Okun, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fessor of applied psy­chology, explores “con­tem­po­rary grief” — the new reality of pro­longed death, with ear­lier warning due to reg­ular exams and advanced diag­nostic tests, and potent treat­ments that target ter­minal dis­eases and extend life. PHOTO: Mary Knox Merrill/​Northeastern University