An international perspective on bereavement related concepts

Middleton, Warwick, Moylan, Ann, Raphael, Beverley, Burnett, Paul C., & Martinek, Nada (1993) An international perspective on bereavement related concepts. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 27(3), pp. 457-463.

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This paper reports on part of a study which was aimed at assessing the views of leading researchers, theorists or clinicians working in the field of bereavement on key issues including, as reported here, concepts of different forms of grief as well as favoured theoretical orientations. Of a range of conceptual models the most favoured, by a large margin, were attachment theory and the psychodynamic model.

The views of the “experts’ were canvassed with respect to the use of seven selected terms used to denote some variant of the grieving process. There was, on the part of the respondents, reasonable support for the syndromes of “delayed’, “chronic’, “anticipatory’ and “absent’ grief. “Inhibited’ and “unresolved’ grief tended to be described using one of the four terms already supported, while the use of the term “distorted grief’ attracted little support.

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ID Code: 27917
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bereavement, Forms of Grief, Theoretical Orientations, Professional Views
DOI: 10.3109/00048679309075803
ISSN: 0004-8674
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2009 04:52
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:00

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