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Bereavement and Health By Wolfgang Stroebe (Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany)

Bereavement and Health
by Wolfgang Stroebe (Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany)

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Bereavement and Health constitutes a comprehensive review of what is known about the impact of bereavement on surviving partners. Drawing on the work of psychologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychiatrists, Wolfgang and Margaret Stroebe offer a theoretically coherent perspective focused on conjugal loss.
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Bereavement and Health: The Psychological and Physical Consequences of Partner Loss by Wolfgang Stroebe (Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany)

Does the popular notion of a 'broken heart' have some grounding in reality? How can grief affect the body in ways that necessitate medical care and may even be life-threatening? Bereavement and Health constitutes a comprehensive review of what is known about the impact of bereavement on surviving partners. Drawing on the work of psychologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychiatrists, Wolfgang and Margaret Stroebe offer a theoretically coherent perspective focused on conjugal loss. After a thorough discussion of stress and depression models of bereavement, the authors present their own theoretical approach, emphasizing social contacts and the interpersonal nature of grief. They then examine the psychological and medical consequences of bereavement: Are the bereaved at higher risk than those who have not lost a partner? What has research revealed about the causes, symptoms, and outcomes of grief? Key questions about recovery from grief are also addressed: Is the health risk of bereavement severe enough to have lasting or even fatal consequences? Is it possible to identify those bereaved who are at high risk before their health suffers? What are the strategies that are most likely to lead to effective coping? Can attempts at intervention be effective? The Stroebes' combination of theoretical integration and methodological rigor will make Bereavement and Health a standard text for years to come.

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"[It] will be a useful resource for students and researchers in the areas of bereavement and of stress and coping generally. Its methodological rigor and interdisciplinary approach make it a unique contribution to scholarship in these areas." Contemporary Psychology

Table of Contents


Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The symptomatology of grief; 3. Is grief universal? cultural variations in the emotional reactions to loss; 4. Depression models of grief; 5. Stress models of grief; 6. Mediators between stress and illness; 7. The loss effect: health consequences of marital bereavement; 8. Risk factors in bereavement outcome; 9. Reducing the risk of poor bereavement outcome; References; Author index; Subject index.

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Bereavement and Health: The Psychological and Physical Consequences of Partner Loss by Wolfgang Stroebe (Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany)
Wolfgang Stroebe (Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany)
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Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1987-09-25
308
0521287103
9780521287104
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