Communicating with the community about grieving: A description and review of the foundations of a broken leg analogy of grieving

Murray, JA (2002) Communicating with the community about grieving: A description and review of the foundations of a broken leg analogy of grieving. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 7 1: 47-69. doi:10.1080/108114402753344481


Author Murray, JA
Title Communicating with the community about grieving: A description and review of the foundations of a broken leg analogy of grieving
Journal name Journal of Loss & Trauma   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-5024
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/108114402753344481
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 69
Total pages 23
Editor J.H. Harvey
Place of publication United States
Publisher Brunner - Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
321204 Mental Health
730211 Mental health
Abstract With loss permeating the lives of all people throughout the entire life span and its potential for serious long-term deleterious effects, providing effective care for those experiencing situations of loss would be an important element of any preventive community-based mental health promotion approach. The low use of mental health services by those confronted with loss, and the lack of such services in many areas, makes it imperative to enhance the competency of the broader community to provide appropriate care during times of loss. Contributory to such care is a sound knowledge of the literature concerning loss and grieving. The broken leg analogy of grief presented in this article integrates the traditional and emerging grief theories and empirical evidence into an analogy of grieving that can be easily communicated to the general community, is relevant to many losses. and vet upholds the differing positions concerning grieving held by various schools of psychiatric thought.
Keyword Psychology, Social
Social Support
Mental-health
Bereavement
Grief
Life
Psychotherapy
Personality
Adaptation
Predictors
Adjustment
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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