Bereavement

by Dr Colin Murray Parkes

 

Last updated: July 2015

 

Extensive research has provided firm evidence upon which we can base our understanding of bereavement and its psychiatric consequences.

 

In this module we shall consider:

 

  • the nature and neurophysiology of grief

 

  • the influence of bereavement on physical and mental health

 

  • study findings on the course of grief and the factors that determine good and bad outcomes

 

  • the major theoretical models that explain these findings

     

  • the interventions that have made it possible to prevent some psychiatric problems and treat others.

 

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