Bereavement in Late Life
Coping, Adaptation, and Developmental Influences
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Bereavement in Late Life by Robert O. Hansson
Book DescriptionLate life is a time when loss becomes more frequent. Grief experiences accumulate as many older people grapple with diminishing adaptive reserves, changes in cognitive and emotional functioning, patterns of social integration, loneliness, and financial risk. In these years, bereavement poses an array of difficult issues for coping, assessment, and intervention. In what is certain to become a landmark volume, Hansson and Stroebe present a critical review of the literature and dominant theories in the field of bereavement and examine how protective and problematic developmental processes affect the experience of bereavement in late life. They argue for a new, more fine-grained understanding of how the processes of aging and bereavement interact to influence life outcomes, adaptive potential, coping capacity, and successful aging. Finally, in a series of specific proposals, the authors present a path for future research on the bereavement experiences of older adults.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591474722
(265mm x 185mm x 21mm)
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert O. Hansson
Handbook of Bereavement Research and Practice, Hardback (August 2008)
Leading international scholars and clinicians provide a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary overview of how rigorous research on bereavement translates into practice. They identify new developments and controversies in the field, relating new theories to concepts from attachment and emotion theory.
Handbook of Bereavement Research, Hardback (March 2001)
Research continues to challenge assumptions about the fundamental nature and course of grief: its roots in biology, emotions, and social interactions. This work examines contemporary approaches to bereavement, examining both normal adaptation and complicated manifestations of grief.
Handbook of Bereavement, Hardback (March 1993)» View all books by Robert O. Hansson
Focusing on methodologically sound, theoretically oriented, and empirically derived knowledge, the authors provide a structured framework for researchers and practitioners.
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Author Biography - Robert O. Hansson
Hansson -University of Tulsa; Stroebe - The Netherlands
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