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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490284/the-bereavement-guilt-scale
#1
Jie Li, Magaret Stroebe, Cecilia L W Chan, Amy Y M Chow
The rationale, development, and validation of the Bereavement Guilt Scale (BGS) are described in this article. The BGS was based on a theoretically developed, multidimensional conceptualization of guilt. Part 1 describes the generation of the item pool, derived from in-depth interviews, and review of the scientific literature. Part 2 details statistical analyses for further item selection (Sample 1, N = 273). Part 3 covers the psychometric properties of the emergent-BGS (Sample 2, N = 600, and Sample 3, N = 479)...
June 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490283/companion-animal-death
#2
Allison M J Reisbig, McArthur Hafen, Adryanna A Siqueira Drake, Destiny Girard, Zachary B Breunig
Human-animal relationships are increasingly incorporated into families as a normal part of family life. Despite this, relationships with animals are often viewed as inferior to human relationships. This becomes problematic during times of loss and grief when members of a grieving companion animal owner's support system do not understand the salience of the relationship with the animal. Veterinary and other helping professionals need basic information about the experience of companion animal loss in order to help support and normalize the experiences of grieving companion animal owners...
June 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490282/death-cafe
#3
Lizzy Miles, Charles A Corr
This article explains the meaning of the phrase Death Cafe and describes what typically occurs at a Death Cafe gathering. The article traces the history of the Death Cafe movement, explores some reasons why people take part in a Death Cafe gathering, and gives examples of what individuals think they might derive from their participation. In addition, this article notes similarities between the Death Cafe movement and three other developments in the field of death, dying, and bereavement. Finally, this article identifies two provisional lessons that can be drawn from Death Cafe gatherings and the Death Cafe movement itself...
June 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490281/beyond-recovery
#4
Paul W C Wong, Kenny C T Lau, Lucia L Liu, Gloria S N Yuen, Poon Wing-Lok
It is a worldwide trend that more households are having pets or companion animals. Hence, there has been an increasing number of animal lovers experience companion animal loss bereavement. This form of bereavement has not been explored in Chinese societies. We conducted a qualitative study using in-depth interviews with 31 animal lovers and recruited through convenience and snowball sampling in Hong Kong. Companion animal loss bereavement appears to share similar features to other forms of bereavement but also has its unique features...
June 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490278/the-perceived-experience-of-children-bereaved-by-parental-suicide
#5
Jennifer K Schreiber, Diana C Sands, John R Jordan
Children whose parent died by suicide are a vulnerable and underserved population. This phenomenon will be described, as well as implications for practice and research. "Double Whammy," a conceptualization of the overall experience of this marginalized group, emerged through two in-depth interviews from a phenomenological qualitative study with professionals who facilitate support groups for children bereaved by parental suicide. It was corroborated with current literature and practice experiences of the authors and their colleagues...
June 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395645/domains-of-social-support-that-predict-bereavement-distress-following-homicide-loss
#6
Jamison S Bottomley, Laurie A Burke, Robert A Neimeyer
Psychological adaptation following homicide loss can prove more challenging for grievers than other types of losses. Although social support can be beneficial in bereavement, research is mixed in terms of identifying whether it serves as a buffer to distress following traumatic loss. In particular, studies have not parsed out specific domains of social support that best predict positive bereavement outcomes. Recruiting a sample of 47 African Americans bereaved by homicide, we examined six types of social support along with the griever's perceived need for or satisfaction with each and analyzed them in relation to depression, anxiety, complicated grief, and posttraumatic stress disorder outcomes...
May 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395642/disgust-sensitivity-accounts-for-some-but-not-all-gender-differences-in-death-attitudes
#7
Jonathan F Bassett
The present study investigated whether gender differences in death attitudes could be attributable to social desirability, locus of control, and disgust sensitivity. A total of 238 university students completed the Multidimensional Fear of Death Scale and the Revised Death Attitude Profile in addition to measures of social desirability, locus of control, and disgust sensitivity. Women scored higher than men on many of the fear dimensions and also on approach and escape acceptance. There were no gender differences on locus of control or social desirability, but women reported more disgust sensitivity than did men...
May 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395641/change-and-innovation-in-the-funeral-industry
#8
Virginia R Beard, William C Burger
The "modern" or traditional funeral, as it is known in the funeral industry today, that includes embalming, casket, service, and burial in a cemetery, emerged as a result of four forces in American society: the Industrial Revolution, the Civil War, the emergence of a genteel code of conduct as a result of increased wealth in our society, and changing cultural views toward death. While the traditional funeral ritual remains the most popular funeral selection in the United States today, the industry is experiencing changes that are reshaping the death rituals and methods of body disposal...
May 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395640/young-road-fatalities
#9
Liv R Øvstedal, Dagfinn Moe, Atle Dyregrov, Kari Dyregrov
This study presents the findings from in-depth interviews with 24 people from 15 families in Norway who lost their young son or daughter in a traffic accident. Their grief has several dimensions: the loss of a young life, the loss of life quality, the effect on family events and their meaning, and the new responsibilities brought onto family members. For each young fatality, many relatives and friends are affected with a wide range of emotional and socioeconomic consequences. Parents report that grief is more overwhelming during the first few years and never disappears, while over the years they slowly learn to cope with it...
May 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395639/correspondence-and-comments-cautioning-health-care-professionals-bereaved-persons-are-misguided-through-the-stages-of-grief-omega-journal-of-death-and-dying-74-4
#10
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355994/college-student-adjustment-and-coping
#11
Chris Cousins, Heather L Servaty-Seib, Jennifer Lockman
The present study examined the coping-related predictors of four domains of college adjustment (i.e., academic, social, personal or emotional, and institutional attachment) for bereaved and nonbereaved students ( N = 225). Findings indicated that support from friends was positively associated with academic and social adjustment and institutional attachment and that avoidant emotional-focused coping was negatively associated with all domains of adjustment for both bereaved and nonbereaved students. Interaction effects indicated that institutional attachment was lower at high levels of problem-focused coping for bereaved students and that bereaved students exhibited lower levels of both social adjustment and institutional attachment at low levels of family support, whereas nonbereaved students exhibited lower social adjustment at high levels of family support...
March 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355993/-our-only-child-has-died-a-study-of-bereaved-older-chinese-parents
#12
Yongqiang Zheng, Thomas R Lawson, Barbara Anderson Head
Long and complicated grief is a relevant factor contributing to the deterioration of the older adults' later life quality. In China, the unintentional consequence of the one-child policy has emerged. There, the group of older adults who lost their only child is called shiduers. The current study compared 42 older adults who lost their only child to 33 older adults who have a child, in term of their physical and mental health, and social support. The results confirmed the general deteriorating trend in those aspects of the bereaved Chinese parents' life after their only child's death...
March 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355992/a-qualitative-systematic-review-of-the-bereavement-process-following-suicide
#13
Chris Shields, Michele Kavanagh, Kate Russo
Despite the fact that a large number of people are bereaved by suicide each year, the experiences of those bereaved by suicide are poorly understood. It has been suggested that a contributing factor in relation to this lack of understanding has been the use of quantitative methods, which may not be sensitive to the bereavement process and its thematic content. Therefore, the current article outlines a systematic review of 11 qualitative studies that address issues related to the bereavement process following suicide...
March 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355991/cautioning-health-care-professionals
#14
Margaret Stroebe, Henk Schut, Kathrin Boerner
Science and practice seem deeply stuck in the so-called stage theory of grief. Health-care professionals continue to "prescribe" stages. Basically, this perspective endorses the idea that bereaved people go through a set pattern of specific reactions over time following the death of a loved one. It has frequently been interpreted prescriptively, as a progression that bereaved persons must follow in order to adapt to loss. It is of paramount importance to assess stage theory, not least in view of the current status of the maladaptive "persistent complex bereavement-related disorder" as a category for further research in DSM-5...
March 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038509/engaging-college-undergraduates-in-advance-care-planning
#15
Sara Sanders, Erin L Robinson
Advance care planning (ACP) is a critical part of long-term health-care planning, as no one knows when the ability to make personal medical decisions may be impaired. Many assume ACP is only necessary for older adults or those with life-threatening health conditions; however, there are growing discussions about healthy, young adults also engaging in ACP, as they too suffer from unexpected medical events that limit their ability to make medical decisions. The current study examined the reactions of college students following the completion of their advance care plans and then sharing these plans with friends and family...
February 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038508/a-new-state-of-being
#16
Christine Yvonne Denhup
In spite of growing bereavement literature, the meaning of the lived experience of parental bereavement is not well understood. This article presents selected findings from a Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological study which aimed to describe the lived experience of bereaved parents who experienced the death of a child due to cancer. Conversational interviews were conducted with six parents who experienced the death of a young child due to cancer at least one year prior to participation. The nature of parental bereavement was revealed to be a new state of being into which parents enter immediately after the death of a child and which has no end point...
February 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038507/religiosity-is-a-protective-factor-for-suicidal-ideation-in-european-american-students-but-not-in-african-american-students
#17
David Lester, Rheeda L Walker
In a sample of 419 college students, intrinsic religiosity scores, but not extrinsic religiosity scores, contributed significantly to the prediction of current suicidal ideation. Religiosity was a protective factor for suicidal ideation in women but not in men and in European American students but not in African American students. The assessment of suicidal risk, therefore, may require different sets of scales depending on the sex and ethnicity of the client.
February 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038506/the-concept-of-death-and-the-growth-of-death-awareness-among-university-students-in-hong-kong
#18
Wai-Ying Wong
This study examined the concept of and attitudes toward death of university students and evaluated the efficacy of the death education courses offered by different universities in Hong Kong. The study adopted a pretreatment and posttreatment comparison approach in assessing the efficacy of the courses. The same set of instruments, Death Attitude Profile-Revised and Semantic Differential Ratings of Life and Death, measuring students' views of and attitudes toward death were administered to the students twice, once at the start of the courses and another at the end...
February 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649916/ferrell-b-f-ed-2016-pediatric-palliative-care
#19
Mary E Sormanti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649915/miller-w-l-cohen-g-d-with-barker-t-h-2016-sky-above-clouds-finding-our-way-through-creativity-aging-and-illness-w-l-miller-cohen-g-d-with-barker-t-h-2016-sky-above-clouds-finding-our-way-through-creativity-aging-and-illness-new-york-ny-oxford-university-press
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