The presence of absence: The struggle for meaning in the death of a child Book Section

Authors: Neimeyer, R. A.; Lichtenthal, W. G.
Editors: Stevenson, R. G.; Cox, G. R.
Article/Chapter Title: The presence of absence: The struggle for meaning in the death of a child
Abstract: Our goal in this chapter is threefold. First, we will summarize our research on the experience of the death of a child, underscoring its impact across multiple studies. Second, we will review our findings concerning the quest for significance in parental bereavement, situating this work in the context of our broader program on meaning making as a central dimension of grieving. Finally, we will conclude by sketching some promising practices in grief therapy that are coherent with this perspective, and anchor these briefly in some selective case studies. In sum, we seek to orient readers to the relevance of meaning-based concepts and methods in understanding and addressing the unique straggles of parents facing life's most tragic loss. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)
Keywords: meaning; grief; child development; death & dying
Book Title: Children, Adolescents and Death: Questions and Answers
ISBN: 978-0-89503-922-4
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group Us  
Publication Place: New York, NY
Date Published: 2017-01-01
Start Page: 247
End Page: 262
Language: English
ACCESSION: 2017-14592-018
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
Notes: Book Chapter: 16 -- Source: PsycINFO