Young Bereaved Siblings of Security Personnel in Israel: The Role of Parents and Professional Helpers in Satisfying Their Needs

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Abstract

This paper addresses bereavement of young siblings of security personnel in Israel. It focuses on their needs and their satisfaction. It examines interactions between the siblings, their parents, and professional helpers in this respect. This paper is based on a qualitative study utilizing focus groups of adult bereaved siblings, bereaved parents, and professional helpers. The cross-referencing analysis of the findings revealed distinct patterns of behavior, family dynamics, and interactions with professional helpers, often causing the needs of young bereaved siblings to remain unmet. Professional intervention with young bereaved siblings is recommended through all stages of bereavement, in order to better meet their needs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOmega: Journal of Death and Dying
Early online date21 Oct 2022
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - 21 Oct 2022

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Keywords

  • bereaved children
  • bereaved siblings
  • challenges
  • needs
  • professional helpers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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