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Anticipatory grief: Its nature, impact, and reasons for contradictory findings

  title={Anticipatory grief: Its nature, impact, and reasons for contradictory findings},
  author={Linda Reynolds and D. Botha},
A review of the published research literature that examined the consequences of anticipatory grief on post-death bereavement adjustment, found conflicting results. An analysis of the literature suggested that conceptualisation matters, the lack of a precise and consistent operational definition, along with a number of methodological issues were the main reasons for the inconsistent and contradictory findings. Until these research concerns are adequately addressed to coherently and meaningfully… Expand
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