Toward an integrative perspective on bereavement.

  title={Toward an integrative perspective on bereavement.},
  author={George A. Bonanno and Stacey I Kaltman},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={125 6},
For nearly a century, bereavement theorists have assumed that recovery from loss requires a period of grief work in which the ultimate goal is the severing of the attachment bond to the deceased. Reviews appearing in the 1980s noted a surprising absence of empirical support for this view, thus leaving the bereavement field without a guiding theoretical base. In this article, the authors consider alternative perspectives on bereavement that are based on cognitive stress theory, attachment theory… CONTINUE READING