Anticipatory grief: a review

Sweeting, H. and Gilhooly, M.L.M. (1990) Anticipatory grief: a review. Social Science and Medicine, 30(10), pp. 1073-1080. (doi: 10.1016/0277-9536(90)90293-2)

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In this review the term anticipatory grief is defined and described. Misconceptions about the reaction which may have been applied in previous literature are noted and their origin discussed. Empirical studies of the impact of an anticipatory grief reaction on subsequent adjustment are presented, with a discussion of the reasons for their disparate results and suggestions for future research. The relevance to the clinician of the anticipatory grief reaction in both family and professional caregivers is considered.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sweeting, Dr Helen
Authors: Sweeting, H., and Gilhooly, M.L.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Social Science and Medicine
ISSN (Online):1879-2987

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