ERIC Number: EJ264036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
A Group Awaiting Death: The Social Systems Perspective on a Naturally Occurring Group Situation.
Starker, Steven; Starker, Joan E.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v13 n1 p79-89 1982-83
Uses social systems theory to analyze the interaction of an informal group of family and friends formed around an individual in an intensive care unit. Discusses contributors to dissension including ambiguity of the task structure, fluidity of leadership and power, and failure of a utopian defense. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A