ERIC Number: EJ468797
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Grief in Adults with Mental Retardation: Preliminary Findings.
Harper, Dennis C.; Wadsworth, John S.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v14 n4 p313-30 Jul-Aug 1993
Structured direct interviews with 43 adults having moderate to severe mental retardation evaluated how they expressed grief and dealt with loss. One hundred service providers were also surveyed. Subjects were found to experience feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, confusion, and pain; to continue some emotional turmoil one year after the loss; and to understand the irreversibility of death. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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