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Bereavement 

Bereavement
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Bereavement
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Inge B. Corless

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0030
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date: 12 November 2018

Bereavement is the state of having lost a significant other. Loss is a generic term indicating the absence of a current or future possession or relationship. Grief is the emotional response to loss. Mourning encompasses the death rituals engaged in by the bereaved.

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