Dyadic Coping of Parents After the Death of a Child

Title

Dyadic Coping of Parents After the Death of a Child

Creator

Bergstraesser E; Inglin S; Hornung R; Landolt MA

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2014

Description

This article explores the grief process of parents following the death of a child due to a life-limiting illness, putting particular focus on dyadic coping. Participants included 46 married parents (23 couples). A mixed methods design was used with in-depth interviews and standardized questionnaires. All parents were interviewed separately. Aspects of common dyadic coping (e.g., sharing emotions, or maintaining bonds to the child) helped them work through their grief as a couple but also individually. We conclude that dyadic coping plays an important role in grief work and adjustment to bereavement.
2014-09

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Bergstraesser E; Inglin S; Hornung R; Landolt MA, “Dyadic Coping of Parents After the Death of a Child,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15007.

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