Exploring the social construction of bereavement: Perceptions of adjustment and recovery in bereaved men

Simon Shimshon Rubin, Netta Schechter

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Abstract

The general public's view of bereavement in Israel was studied by means of a series of vignettes describing various reactions of a man at mid-life alternately to the death of an adult son and then to the death of a spouse. Respondents believed that the bereaved were particularly affected when the deceased was an adult child; functioning was impaired; and the relationship to the deceased was conflictual. A continuing relationship to the deceased was considered normative five years after death. Implications for theory and clinical practice are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-289
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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