Parental grief responses and personal growth following the death of a child.

@article{Riley2007ParentalGR,
  title={Parental grief responses and personal growth following the death of a child.},
  author={Linda P Riley and Lynda L Lamontagne and Joseph T. Hepworth and Barbara A. Murphy},
  journal={Death studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={277-99}
}
Conceptualizing parental grief as a psychosocial transition, this cross-sectional study of bereaved mothers (N = 35) examined the relationship of dispositional factors, grief reactions, and personal growth. More optimistic mothers reported less intense grief reactions and less distress indicative of complicated grief. Additionally, mothers who usually coped actively had less intense grief reactions. Mothers who habitually coped using positive reframing had less intense grief reactions and less… CONTINUE READING

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