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date: 28 October 2020

Bereavement Practicelocked

  • Mary SormantiMary SormantiColumbia University

Summary

Bereavement, which is the circumstance of having experienced the death of a significant other, is associated with significant emotional, cognitive, spiritual, physical, and social disruption. Given its ubiquitous nature, nearly everyone is affected by bereavement at some point, and opportunities for social work intervention with the bereaved are many and varied. This entry provides a brief summary of our extant knowledge about bereavement including its theoretical underpinnings, psychosocial sequelae, and empirical evidence of related interventions.

Subjects

  • Mental and Behavioural Health
  • Occupations, Professions, and Work

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