Disambiguation: bereavement

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fundamentals Bereavement
Affliction; Deprivation; Distress; Misfortune; Mourning; Sorrow; Tribulation State of sorrow over the death or loss of a loved one. Bereavement has typically been associated with the loss of a loved one through death. While many researchers have studied bereavement through multiple lenses, the stages...
fundamentals Bereavement
Bereavement refers to an individual’s reaction to a loss by death, which is differentiated from grief that is a reaction to any loss (see Hensley and Clayton 2008). Much of the research in this area tends to focus on parental bereavement , and to some extent, on the death of siblings. Both these types...
fundamentals Bereavement
The death of a loved one, especially a child, spouse, or someone of similar closeness, is one of the most significant and traumatic events a person is likely to experience. Despite this, the majority of people handle the loss with minimum morbidity. For a small minority, the loss may lead to increased...
fundamentals Bereavement
Approximately 800,000 people in the US are widowed every year. By the time American women reach the age of 65, almost half will be widowed; about 14% of American men of that age are also widowed. Besides these notable losses, there may have been losses of children, siblings, parents, and other close...
fundamentals Bereavement
Bereavement is generally defined as the feelings of sorrow over the death or loss of a loved one. Bereavement is a normal adaptive process, which is expected and occurs cross-culturally. One works to assimilate and move forward in life, rather than to “get over” the loss. Hand-in-hand with the sorrowful...