Wellbeing in Bereavement and Widowhood



Bennett, Kate Mary ORCID: 0000-0003-3164-6894 and Soulsby, Laura K
(2012) Wellbeing in Bereavement and Widowhood. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 20 (4). 321 - 337.

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Abstract

<jats:p> This article will examine how beveavement and widowhood affect wellbeing drawing on psychological, gerontological, and sociological research. The article will begin with an outline of what is meant by bereavement and widowhood. It will then present an overview of the effects that bereavement and widowhood has on wellbeing. In the next section, a brief history of approaches to bereavement will be presented. Next, more recent approaches will be discussed including the Dual Process Model of Bereavement (Stroebe &amp; Schut, 1999), and a discussion of the debate concerning continuing and relinquishing bonds. The focus will then turn to factors which influence wellbeing with a focus both on pre- and post-bereavement experiences, and on such factors as age and gender. Finally, there will be a discussion of factors which may enhance wellbeing, such as resilience, identity reconstruction, and coping strategies. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 10:48
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 09:31
DOI: 10.2190/il.20.4.b
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002389