Sibling bereavement and continuing bonds.

  title={Sibling bereavement and continuing bonds.},
  author={Wendy L. Packman and Heidi Horsley and Betty Davies and Robin Kramer},
  journal={Death studies},
  volume={30 9},
Historically, from a Freudian and medical model perspective, emotional disengagement from the deceased was seen as essential to the successful adaptation of bereavement. A major shift in the bereavement literature has occurred and it is now generally accepted that despite the permanence of physical separation, the bereaved remains involved and connected to the deceased and can be emotionally sustained through continuing bonds. The majority of literature has focused on adults and on the nature… CONTINUE READING

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