Older adult family stress and adaptation before and after bereavement.

@article{Norris1987OlderAF,
  title={Older adult family stress and adaptation before and after bereavement.},
  author={Fran H. Norris and Stanley A. Murrell},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1987},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={
          606-12
        }
}
As a part of a larger study, interviews were obtained from 63 older adults who had experienced the death of a spouse, parent, or child, and from 387 older adults who had not been bereaved. Three interviews were conducted before the death, one after. The study found that: (a) Bereavement itself did not affect health; (b) family stress increased as the time of death approached but diminished thereafter; (c) before the death, family stress was associated with worsening health; (d) after the death… CONTINUE READING

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