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Inge B. Corless

, and Janice Bell Meisenhelder

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date: 26 September 2020

“Bereaved” is the term used for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Deaths of family members and close friends require various degrees of adjustment depending on the relationship, the ages of the deceased and the bereaved, and the circumstances of the death. In some cases, the death of a loved one will occur when the bereaved is at a younger age, and, in other situations, the death may occur when the individual is a middle-aged adult. Death has consequences for those who survive. Some of these ramifications are emotional and psychosocial and others financial. The variety of circumstances and the levels of support make each situation somewhat individual although there are commonalities. This chapter explores some of those commonalities and the supports that can help the bereaved accommodate to the loss.

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