Understanding and working with bereavement
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Understanding and working with bereavement

John R Cutcliffe Assistant Professor, Nursing University of Alberta Canada

Although we all experience bereavement at some point in our lives, the experience of bereavement is unique to everyone. To achieve a natural resolution, a person needs to reach a place of acceptance. However, some people become stuck in this process, which can be described as experiencing a complicated grief reaction. There are a number of different approaches to bereavement counselling, which studies indicate is effective in reducing the risk of psychiatric disorders as a result of bereavement.

Mental Health Practice. 6, 2, 29-36. doi: 10.7748/mhp2002.

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