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ERIC Number: ED141704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Successful Coping with Crisis Among the Elderly.
Holmes, Douglas; And Others
This paper reflects selected findings from a study of successful coping mechanisms used by elderly individuals who, approximately two years before the time of being interviewed, had experienced a major crisis identified as either: (1) the death of a significant individual with whom the elderly person has in most cases been living until the time of the bereavement, or (2) a debilitating illness which was life-threatening or permanently disabling. Essentially, the investigation sought to understand the impact of a major life crisis on elderly individuals, as well as identify the range and variety of coping mechanisms employed. (Author/VG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Gerontological Society (29th, New York, N.Y., October 1976)