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Ambiguous Loss: A Critical Review of Current Research

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dc.contributor.author Purcell, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-18T17:22:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-18T17:22:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-18T17:22:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/45541
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews past and current literature pertaining to Ambiguous Loss (AL), provides critique of current research, outlines possible directions for future research, and evaluates the most effective practices for treating AL. Two specific types of AL will be addressed: Physical and Emotional/Cognitive. In Physical AL the loved one is physically absent with no remains or opportunity for closure. Emotional/Cognitive AL occurs when the loved one is physically present but emotionally/cognitively absent. Lack of breadth and depth of research on this topic, especially as related to effective therapeutic approaches, indicates many possible avenues for further research. Quantitative data on best practices is nonexistent. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Loss (Psychology) -- Research en
dc.subject Deprivation (Psychology) -- Research. en
dc.subject Emotions and cognition -- Research en
dc.subject Grief -- Research en
dc.title Ambiguous Loss: A Critical Review of Current Research en
dc.type Thesis en


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