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ERIC Number: EJ785850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
The Effects of Preparedness for Suicide Following the Death of a Young Adult Child
Maple, Myfanwy; Plummer, David; Edwards, Helen; Minichiello, Victor
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v37 n2 p127-134 Apr 2007
Suicide deaths are often viewed as sudden and unexpected. Research examining bereavement responses to suicide are generally set within this conceptual framework. Twenty-two parents were interviewed about their bereavement experience following the suicide death of a young adult son or daughter. Data analyzed using narrative methods revealed the concept of preparedness. Three distinct preparedness narratives were identified, termed "turbulent-relief," "tragedy," and "reflective" plots. The data presented here highlights the way in which these different situations influence the resultant grief. Understanding preparedness for suicide assists in explaining the variety of grief responses in parents bereaved in this manner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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