ERIC Number: EJ900523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Addressing the Chronic Sorrow of Long-Term Spousal Caregivers: A Primer for Counselors
Rossheim, Beth N.; McAdams, Charles R.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n4 p477-482 Fall 2010
Chronic sorrow is described as a distinct grief reaction that occurs when loss is not final but continues to be present in the life of the griever. It is characteristic of a growing number of older individuals who are providing long-term care at home for a spouse or primary partner with progressive disability. The unique presentations of grief, depression, and anxiety associated with the chronic sorrow of long-term spousal caregivers require specialized counseling approaches.
Descriptors: Grief, Caregivers, Disabilities, Depression (Psychology), Spouses, Older Adults, Anxiety, Counseling Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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