Continuing Conversation about Continuing Bonds

Title

Continuing Conversation about Continuing Bonds

Creator

Klass D

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2006

Subject

Grief; Psychotherapy; bereavement; SSHRC CURA; ADJUSTMENT (Psychology); SPIRITUAL life; THANATOLOGY

Description

The article is a response to the contributions the special issue of Death Studies on continuing bonds. The contributions indicate that the conversation among scholars has clarified our thinking on how bonds function in individual grief. The author discussed two issues to help keep the conversation moving: (a) the relationship of continuing bonds to the complex we call adjustment to or resolution of grief, and (b) the social and communal nature of continuing bonds. In the first, the author concluded that the hypothesis that continuing bonds either help or hinder grief adjustment too simple to account for the evidence. In the second, he argued that cultural/political narratives are woven into individual grief narratives and if we do not include community, cultural, and political narratives in our understanding of continuing bonds we are in danger building bereavement theory that applies to only a small portion of one population in one historical time. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR Copyright of Death Studies is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts); The article is a response to the contributions the special issue of Death Studies on continuing bonds. The contributions indicate that the conversation among scholars has clarified our thinking on how bonds function in individual grief. The author discussed two issues to help keep the conversation moving: (a) the relationship of continuing bonds to the complex we call adjustment to or resolution of grief, and (b) the social and communal nature of continuing bonds. In the first, the author concluded that the hypothesis that continuing bonds either help or hinder grief adjustment too simple to account for the evidence. In the second, he argued that cultural/political narratives are woven into individual grief narratives and if we do not include community, cultural, and political narratives in our understanding of continuing bonds we are in danger building bereavement theory that applies to only a small portion of one population in one historical time. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR Copyright of Death Studies is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts)
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Klass D, “Continuing Conversation about Continuing Bonds,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 25, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13231.