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Young children's grief: parents' understanding and coping.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature104992
Source
Death Stud. 2014 Jan-Jun;38(1-5):36-43
Publication Type
Article
Author
Kari E Bugge
Philip Darbyshire
Eline Grelland Røkholt
Karen Therese Sulheim Haugstvedt
Solvi Helseth
Author Affiliation
a Centre for Health Promotion , Akershus University Hospital , Lørenskog , Norway.
Source
Death Stud. 2014 Jan-Jun;38(1-5):36-43
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological
Adult
Attitude to Death
Child, Preschool
Female
Grief
Humans
Male
Norway
Parent-Child Relations
Parents - psychology
Qualitative Research
Abstract
The grief experiences of young children and the interactional dynamics between parents and children leading to healthy grieving remain comparatively under researched. This article reports a qualitative evaluation of a Norwegian Bereavement Support Program where 8 parents described their young child's grief reactions and coping and how these intersected with their own grief. Successful parental coping with their child's grief involves understanding the child's genuine concerns following the death and an intricately holistic balance between shielding and including, between informing and frightening, and between creating a new life while cherishing the old.
PubMed ID
24521044 View in PubMed
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