Coralease Ruff

Dr. Coralease Ruff is a Bereavement Facilitator, A Registered Nurse, a University Professor and an International Nursing Consultant. She and her husband became bereaved parents in 1997, following the death of their 21-year old daughter in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic. Since then, she has been involved in the Compassionate Friends Inc. in many roles. Coralease is a frequent presenter on grief topics locally and nationally including The Compassionate Friends (TCF) National Conferences, the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association and The Society of Childhood Emergencies as well as local universities, churches and community centers. She has held faculty positions at Catholic University, University of Washington, The Catholic University and is currently Professor Emeritus at Howard University. She is an end of life nursing educator and developed and currently teaches a university course on Grief and Loss to graduate and undergraduate nursing students. She has published widely in professional nursing literature and the lay press. Her grief articles include Grieving through the Years; When the Nurse is Grieving and Finding Help and Hope in the Aftermath of the Virginia Tech Tragedy. She combined a biography of her daughter with a grief handbook entitled; Her Light Still Shines which is published by iUniverse and will be available in bookstores soon. Dr. Coralease Ruff appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss, Grief and Your Health: Taking Care of Yourself. To hear this interview, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley072706.mp3 Dr. Coralease Ruff appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss, Coping with the Sudden Death of a Child in a Foreign Country. To hear this interview, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley062509.mp3

Articles:

Taking Care of Your Health While Grieving, 11 Mar 2016

Grieving in the New Year, 27 Jan 2013

Fifteen Commandments for Surviving the Death of Your Child, 06 Aug 2012

Finding Peace in Your Breath this Holiday Season, 28 Dec 2011

When Canceling a Holiday is Not an Option, 06 Jan 2010

From Pain to Ache to ‘New Me’: Healing From the Loss of a Child, 08 Oct 2009

Why Do We Grieve Over a Celebrity’s Death?, 26 Jun 2009

Contributing Writer Ruff Publishes Book About Daughter, 19 Feb 2009

Strategies for Surviving Holidays and Special Days, 10 Jan 2009

Coralease Ruff: Help Others Deal With Their Losses, 31 Dec 2008

“a grieving mother” – Response from Dr. Coralease Cox Ruff, 08 Jan 2007

Grief Quotes: Grief and Your Health: Dr. Coralease Ruff, 02 Dec 2006

JULY 27, 2006 ? GRIEF AND YOUR HEALTH: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF: CORALEASE C. RUFF, RN, PH.D.,, 27 Jul 2006