Maternal attachment and child death: On adjustment, relationship, and resolution

Title

Maternal attachment and child death: On adjustment, relationship, and resolution

Creator

Rubin SS

Publisher

Omega

Date

1985

Subject

Child; Death; infant; child death

Description

When an infant dies at the height of the mother-child attachment period, the experience is traumatic and shattering for the mother. Examining successful resolution of this loss requires a distinction between adjustment to the external reality of loss and the nature of the ongoing internal relationship to the representation of the deceased. Resolution may best describe and muted intrapsychic relationship characterized by a flexible and psychologically comfortable stance vis a vis the dynamic memories and representation of the deceased child.
1985

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

347-352

Issue

4

Volume

15

Citation

Rubin SS, “Maternal attachment and child death: On adjustment, relationship, and resolution,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 31, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12422.

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