A literature review of western bereavement theory: from decathecting to continuing bonds

Title

A literature review of western bereavement theory: from decathecting to continuing bonds

Creator

Rothaupt JW; Becker K

Publisher

Family Journal

Date

2007

Subject

Grief; Death; bereavement; SSHRC CURA; Loss (Psychology); CULTURAL policy; Depression; FAMILY counselors; grief work history; Mental; multicultural aspects of grief; MULTICULTURALISM; SADNESS; SOCIAL policy

Description

Theories of bereavement continue to change and develop. This literature review explores the history of Western bereavement theories, beginning with Freud's grief work, moving to the stage theories, and concluding with current constructivist thought of making meaning and continuing bonds with the deceased. Special consideration is given to gender and multicultural aspects of grief and loss. The review concludes with a discussion of the role of couple and family counselors. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR Copyright of Family Journal is the property of Sage Publications Inc. 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); Theories of bereavement continue to change and develop. This literature review explores the history of Western bereavement theories, beginning with Freud's grief work, moving to the stage theories, and concluding with current constructivist thought of making meaning and continuing bonds with the deceased. Special consideration is given to gender and multicultural aspects of grief and loss. The review concludes with a discussion of the role of couple and family counselors. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR Copyright of Family Journal is the property of Sage Publications Inc. 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)
2007

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

6-15

Issue

1

Volume

15

Citation

Rothaupt JW; Becker K, “A literature review of western bereavement theory: from decathecting to continuing bonds,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 23, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13904.

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