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Loss and cultural bereavement 

Loss and cultural bereavement
Chapter:
Loss and cultural bereavement
Source:
Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Author(s):

Wojtek Wojcik

and Dinesh Bhugra

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557226.003.0015

Chapter 15 explores another component of the asylum seeker or refugee’s experience, namely that of the loss of what is left behind when one leaves not out of choice but of forced necessity. To help shed light and explore this topic, the concept of cultural bereavement is discussed; a traditional model of grief and bereavement is applied to loss in forced migration.

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