Review of Literature
What follows is an in-depth review of the literature, describing loss from the disciplines of psychology, education, and nursing. Though, they maintain varied approaches to the subject matter, the end result of optimal patient outcomes is supported.
Stein, et al. (2009)studied persons that experienced loss through death, relationship termination, and decline in physical and/or mental health. As a consequence of the loss, many participants found that they pursued self- improvement, education, enhancing personal relations...
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... grief.UPMC Synergies, 1-7.
Robinson, D.S., & McKenna, H. P. (1998). Loss: An analysis of a concept of particular interest to
nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27, 779-784.
Scornaienchi, J. M. (2003). Chronic sorrow: One mother’s experience with two children with
lissencephaly. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 17, 290-294.
Simpson, D. P. (1953).Cassell’s New Latin-English English-Latin Dictionary. Cassell, London, p.166.
Sorrow.(n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorrow
Stein, C. H., Abraham, K. M., Bonar, E. E., McAuliffe, C. E., Fogo, W. R., Faigin, D. A., Raiya,
H. A.,&Potokar, D. N. (2009). Making meaning from personal loss: religious, benefit finding,
and goal-oriented attributions. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 14, 83-100.
Thomson, P. (2010). Loss and disorganization from an attachment perspective.Death Studies, 34, 893-914.
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