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Grief Research (Not Suicide Specific)

The research articles listed here are about grief but are not specific to suicide loss. Articles are available through an academic setting (library) or can be purchased online.

 

Bereavement, Grief, Mourning

Attig, T. (2001). Relearning the world: Always complicated, sometimes more than others. In G. Cox, R. Bendiksen, & R. Stevenson (Eds.), Complicated grieving and bereavement: Understanding and treating people experiencing loss (pp. 7-23). Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing. 

Baker, J. (2001). Mourning and the transformation of object relationships: Evidence for the Persistence of Internal Attachments. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 18:55-73.

Boelen, P., Stroebe, M., Schut, H., & Zijerveld, A. (2006). Continuing bonds and grief: A prospective analysis. Death Studies, 30, 767-776.

Cook, A. (2001). The dynamics of ethical decision making in bereavement research. In M.S. Stroebe, R. O. Hansson, W. Stroebe, & H. Schut (Eds). Handbook of bereavement research: Consequences, coping, and care. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Currier, J., Holland, J. & Neimeyer, R. (2006). Sense-making grief and the experience of violent loss: Toward a meditational model. Death Studies, 30:403-428.

d'Epinay CJL; Cavalli S; Guillet LA. (2009-2010). Bereavement in very old age, impact on health and relationships of the loss of a spouse, a child, a sibling, or a close friend. Omega, Journal of Death & Dying; 60 (4), 301-25.

Field, N., Gal-Oz, E., & Bonanno, G. (2003). Continuing bonds and adjustments five years after the death of a spouse. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 17 (1), 110-117.

Field, N., Gao, B., & Paderna, L. (2005). Continuing bonds in bereavement: An attachment theory based perspective. Death Studies, 29, 277-299.

Fraley, R.C., & Shaver, P.R. (2002). Loss and bereavement: Attachment theory and recent controversies concerning “grief work” and the nature of attachment. In J. Cassidy & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: theory, research, and clinical applications. (pp. 739-751). NY: Guilford Press.

Goodkin, K., Lee, D., Frasca, A., Molina, R., Zheng, W., & Farhat, D. et al. (2005-2006). Complicated bereavement: A commentary on its state of evolution. Omega, 52(1), 99-105.

Hall, M., & Irwin, M. (2004). Physiological indices of functioning in bereavement. In M. S. Stroebe, R. O. Hansson, W. Stroebe, & H. Schut (Eds.), Handbook of bereavement research: Consequences, coping, and care (4th ed., pp. 473-492). Washington:DC: American Psychological Association.

Holland, J., Currier, J., & Neimeyer, R. (2006). Meaning reconstruction in the first two years of bereavement: The role of sense-making and benefit finding. Omega-Journal of Death and Dying  53(3), 175-191.

Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D., John Myers, M.S., and Sidney Zisook, M.D.  (2008). Does Bereavement-Related Major Depression Differ From Major Depression Associated With Other Stressful Life Events? American Journal of Psychiatry; 165:1449-1455.

Adolescent/Children Bereavement

Balk, D. E., & Corr, C. A. (2004). Bereavement during adolescent: A review of the research. In M. S. Stroebe, R. O. Hansson, W. Stroebe, & H. Schut (Eds.), Handbook of Bereavement Research: Consequences, coping, and care (4th ed.,  pp. 199-218). Washington:DC:

Chalmers A. (2006).  Clinical practice: Helping bereaved children and parents. Journal of Family Health Care, 16 (4), 115-6.

Edgar-Bailey N; Kress V. (2010). Resolving child and adolescent traumatic grief, creative techniques and interventions. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, (2), 158-76.

Parental/family Bereavement

Arnold, J., Gemma, P. B., & Cushman, L. F. (2005). Exploring parental grief: Combining quantitative and qualitative measures. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 19(6), 245-255.

Doran, Gerry; Downing Hansen, Nancy. (2006). Constructions of Mexican American family grief after the death of a child, An exploratory study, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(2), 99-211.

Dyregrov K, Dyregrov A, & Raundalen M. (2000). Refugee families' experience of research participation. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 13(3), 413-26.

Dyregrov, K. (2004). Bereaved parents’ experience of research participation. Social Science & Medicine, 58, 391-400.

Foster, Terrah L.; Gilmer, Mary Jo; Davies, Betty; Dietrich, Mary S.; Barrera, Maru; Fairclough, Diane L.; Vannatta, Kathryn; Gerhardt, Cynthia A. (2011). Comparison of Continuing Bonds Reported by Parents and Siblings After a Child's Death from Cancer. Death Studies, 35 (5), 420-40.

Hoogerbrugge, S. J. (2002). Complicated grief: Family systems as a model for healing. In G. R. Cox, R. A. Bendiksen, & R. G. Stevenson (Eds.), Complicated grief and bereavement: Relearning the world (1st ed., pp. 289-302). Amityville, New York: Baywood.

Klass, D., & Walter, T. (2004). Processes of grieving: How bonds are continued. In M. S. Stroebe, R. O. Hansson, W. Stroebe, & H. Schut (Eds.), Handbook of bereavement research: Consequences, coping, and care (4th ed., pp. 431-448). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Li, J., Laursen, T. M., Precht, D. H., Olsen, J., & Mortensen, P. B. (2005). Hospitalization for mental illness among parents after the death of a child. New England Journal of Medicine, 352, 1190-1106.

Lichtenthal, W. G., Cruess, D. G., & Prigerson, H. G. (2004). A case for establishing complicated grief as a distinct mental disorder in DSM V. Clinical Psychology Review, 24, 637-662.

Murphy, S. A., Chung, I., & Johnson, L. C. (2002). Patterns of mental distress following the violent death of a child and predictors of change over time. Research in Nursing & Health , 25, 425-437. 

Murphy, S. A., Johnson, L. C., & Lohan, J.  (2003). Challenging the myths about parent's adjustment after the sudden, violent death of a child. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 35(4), 359-364.

Neimeyer, R. (2005-2006). Complicated grief and the quest for meaning: A constructivist contribution. Omega-Journal of Death and Dying, 52(1), 27-52.

Neri, Y., Gross, R., Litz, B., Maguen, S., Insel, S, et al. (2007). Prevalence and psychological correlates of complicated grief among bereaved adults 2.5-3.5 years after September 11th attacks. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20(3), 251-262.

O'Leary J. M. (2005). The baby who follows the loss of a sibling, special considerations in the postpartum period. International Journal of Childbirth Education, (4), 28-30.

Parkes, C. M. (2002). Grief: Lessons from the past, visions for the future. Death Studies, 26, 367-385.

Reisman, A. S. (2001). Death of a spouse: Illusionary basic assumptions and continuation of bonds. Death Studies 25, 445-460.

Roose, Rosmarie E.; Blanford, Cathy R.; Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. (2011). Perinatal grief and support spans the generations: parents' and grandparents' evaluations of an intergenerational perinatal bereavement program, 25 (1): 77-85. 

Stroebe, M. S., & Schut, H. (2004). Models of coping with bereavement: A review. In M. S. Stroebe, R. O. Hansson, W. Stroebe, & H. Schut (Eds.), Handbook of bereavement research: Consequences, coping, and care (4th ed., pp. 375-404). Washington:DC: American Psychological Association.

Stroebe, M. S., Hansson, R. O., Stroebe, W., & Schut, H. (2004). Introduction: Concepts and issues in contemporary research on bereavement. In M. S. Stroebe, R. O. Hansson, W. Stroebe, & H. Schut (Eds.), Handbook of bereavement research: Consequences, coping, and caring (4th ed., pp. 3-22). Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.

Stroebe, M., & Schut, H. (2006). Complicated grief: A conceptual analysis of the field. Omega-Journal of Death and Dying, 52(1), 53-70.

Stroebe, M., Schut, H., & Stroebe, W. (2005). Attachment in coping with bereavement: A theoretical integration. Review of General Psychology, 9(1), 48-66

Whitaker C; Kavanaugh K; Klima C. (2010). Perinatal Grief in Latino Parents. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 35 (6): 341-5.

Wijngaards-de Meij, L., Stroebe, M., Schut, H., Stroebe, W., Van dn Bout, J., & Van der Heijden, P. et al. (2008). Couples at risk following the death of their child: Predictors of grief versus depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(4), 617-623.

Worden, J. W. (2002). Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy (3rd ed.). New York: Springer

Posttraumatic Stress and/or Growth

Alderfer, M. A., Cnaan, A., Annunziato, R. A., & Kazak, A. E. (2005). Patterns of posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of childhood cancer survivors. Journal of Family Psychology, 19(3), 430-440

Bremner, J. D., Vythilingam, M., Vermetten, E., Southwick, S. M., McGlashan, T. , Nazeer, A.,  et al. (2003). MRI and PET study of deficits in hippocampal structure and function in women with childhood sexual abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder American Journal of Psychiatry 160: 924-932

Boschen, M. (2008). The growth of PTSD in anxiety disorder research. Psychiatry Research 158 (2), 262-264.

Dekel, S.; Ein-Dor, T.; Solomon, Z. (2011). Posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic distress, A longitudinal study. Psychological Trauma, Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Apr 4, 2011.

deRoon-Cassini, T. A.; Mancini, A. D.; Rusch, M. D.; Bonanno, G. A. (2010). Psychopathology and resilience following traumatic injury:  A latent growth mixture model analysis. Rehabilitation Psychology,  55(1), Feb, 1-11.

Golier, J.A., Yhuda, R., Schmeidler, J., & Siever, L.J. (2001). Variability and severity of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 13, 97-100.

Green, B. L., Krupnick, J. L., Stockton, P., Goodman, L., Corcoran, C., & Petty, R. (2001). Psychological outcomes associated with traumatic loss in a sample of young women. American Behavioral Scientist, 44: 817 - 837.

Gunty, A. L.; Frazier, P.A.; Tennen, H.; Tomich, P.; Tashiro, T.; Park, C. (2011). Moderators of the relation between perceived and actual posttraumatic growth. Psychological Trauma, Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3(1), 61-66.

Kaltman, S., & Bonanno, G. A. (2003). Trauma and bereavement: Examining the impact of sudden and violent deaths. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 17, 131-147.

McLean, C.P.; Handa, S.; Dickstein, B. D.; Benson, T. A.; Baker, M. T.; Isler, W. C.; Peterson, A. L.; Litz, B.T. (2011). Posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress among military medical personnel. Psychological Trauma, Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Mar 28, 2011.

Murphy, S. A., Johnson, L. C., Chung, I. & Beaton, R. D. (2003). The prevalence of PTSD following the violent death of a child and predictors of change 5 years later. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16(1), 17-25.

Nelson, Stephanie D. (2011). The posttraumatic growth path, An emerging model for prevention and treatment of trauma-related behavioral health conditions. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 21(1), 1-42.  

O’Donnell, M. L., Creamer, M., & Patterson, P. (2004). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and depression following trauma: Understanding comorbidity. American Journal of Psychiatry 161, 1390-1396

Read, J.P., Brown, P. J., & Kahler, C.W. (2004). Substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder: Symptom interplay and effects on outcome. Addictive Behaviors, 29, 1665-1672. 

Schnider, K. R., Elhai, J., & Gray, M.J. (2007). Coping style use predicts posttraumatic stress and complicated grief symptom severity among college students reporting a traumatic loss. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54(3), 344-350.

Schultz, Jessica M.; Tallman, Benjamin A.; Altmaier, Elizabeth M. (2010). Pathways to posttraumatic growth: The contributions of forgiveness and importance of religion and spirituality. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2(2), 104-114.

Triplett, K. N.; Tedeschi, R. G.; Cann, A.; Calhoun, L. G.; Reeve, C. L. (2011). Posttraumatic growth, meaning in life, and life satisfaction in response to trauma. Psychological Trauma, Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Jul 4, 2011.

Triplett, K. N.; Tedeschi, R. G.; Cann, A.; Calhoun, L. G.; Reeve, C.L.; Posttraumatic growth, meaning in life, and life satisfaction in response to trauma. Psychological Trauma, Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Jul 4, 2011.

van der Kolk, B. (2004). Posttraumatic stress disorder and memory. Psychiatric Times, XIV(3), 1-6.

Sibling Bereavement

Charles, D. R.; Charles, M. (2006).  Sibling loss and attachment style: An exploratory study. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 23(1), Win, 72-90.

Cicirelli VG (2009). Sibling death and death fear in relation to depressive symptomatology in older adults. Journals of Gerontology Series B, Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 64B (1), 24-32.

Eaves YD; McQuiston C; Miles MS. (2005). Coming to terms with adult sibling grief, when a brother dies from AIDS. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 7 (3), 139-49.

Giovanola J. (2005). Sibling involvement at the end of life. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 22 (4), 222-6.

Foster, Terrah L.; Gilmer, Mary Jo; Davies, Betty; Dietrich, Mary S.; Barrera, Maru; Fairclough, Diane L.; Vannatta, Kathryn; Gerhardt, Cynthia A. (2011). Comparison of Continuing Bonds Reported by Parents and Siblings After a Child's Death from Cancer. Death Studies, 35 (5), 420-40.

Horsley H; Patterson T. (2006). The effects of a parent guidance intervention on communication among adolescents who have experienced the sudden death of a sibling. American Journal of Family Therapy, 34 (2), 119-37.

Kempson D; Conley VM; Murdock V. (2008).Unearthing the construct of transgenerational grief, the "ghost" of the sibling never known. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 16 (4), 271-84.

Khodyakov D; Carr D. (2009). The impact of late-life parental death on adult sibling relationships, do parents' advance directives help or hurt? Research on Aging, 31 (5), 495-519.

Nolbris M. & Hellstrom A. (2005). Siblings' needs and issues when a brother or sister dies of cancer. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 22 (4), 227-33.

Packman, W. Horsley, H., Davies, B., & Kramer, R. (2006). Sibling bereavement and continuing bonds. Death Studies, 30 (9), 817-41.

Paris MM; Carter BL; Day SX; Armsworth MW. (2009). Grief and trauma in children after the death of a sibling. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 2 (2), 71-80.

Taylor MF; Clark N; Newton E. (2008). Counselling Australian baby boomers, examining the loss and grief issues facing aging distance-separated sibling dyads. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 36 (2), 189-204.

The "forgotten bereaved", grief over losing an adult sibling may go unacknowledged. Harvard Mental Health Letter, 2008 Sep; 25 (3), 6.

When siblings die, seeing the body may help. Nursing Standard, 2007 Oct 3-9; 22 (4), 6.

MISC

Henry, M. & Greenfield, B. (2009). Theraputic effects of psychological autopsies. Crisis, 30(1), 20-24.

 

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