Parental Relationships following the Loss of a Child

Title

Parental Relationships following the Loss of a Child

Creator

Dyregrov A; Gjestad R; Dyregrov K

Publisher

Journal of Loss and Trauma

Date

2020

Subject

bereavement; grief; Loss of child; parental relationship

Description

To enhance understanding of parental relationships following the loss of a child, a questionnaire was sent to members of Norwegian bereavement support organizations. The sample consisted of 175 couples. Using the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), we found that an individual’s ability to talk to a partner about own feelings positively correlated with fewer problems and higher satisfaction and cohesion in the couple. Couples felt closer to one another following the loss and were pleased with their relationship. Early intervention may help couples navigate the changes necessitated in a relationship by the loss of a child and prevent negative dyadic changes.

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Citation List Month

May 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Dyregrov A; Gjestad R; Dyregrov K, “Parental Relationships following the Loss of a Child,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17057.

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