Research on the effect of parental bereavement: implications for social work intervention

Title

Research on the effect of parental bereavement: implications for social work intervention

Creator

Videka-Sherman L

Identifier

Publisher

Social Service Review

Date

1987

Subject

Child; Grief; Parents; Death; Social Work; bereavement; Intervention; Interventions

Description

An increasing body of research suggests that the death of a child results in a unique form of bereavement for surviving parents. A study reviewed research findings on parental bereavement, including those from the author's ongoing longitudinal study. Parental bereavement has been found to have long-term effects on the mental health of the parents and on the quality of their marriage. Changes in identity, many of them positive, often occur after bereavement. Circumstances that operate as predictors of adjustment to bereavement include cause of death, child's age, sex of the parent, and parents' coping strategies. Implications of these findings for social work practice are outline
1987

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

102-102

Issue

1

Volume

61

Citation

Videka-Sherman L, “Research on the effect of parental bereavement: implications for social work intervention,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 22, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12501.

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