Which is a death "out of sequence"?
A) The death of an only child
B) A sudden death
C) A young or middle-aged adult dies while his or her parents live on
D) Death of a couple by homicide-suicide
A major source of conflict among bereaved couples in grieving styles and coping with the death of a child relates to
A) differences in values, beliefs and expectations.
B) the cause of the child's death.
C) their view of themselves as a couple.
D) their view of themselves as parents.
Which of the following is a factor that helps reduce conflict between bereaved parents who are grieving the death of a child?
A) Each partner's interpretation of the other's behavior
B) Viewing themselves as a couple and expecting to "go through grief" together
C) Individual values, beliefs, and expectations
D) Willingness to engage in open and honest communication
Which of the following statements are TRUE about parental bereavement in couples?
1) A feeling of estrangement and a strong bond can occur between the parents at the same time.
2) A partner's behavior can be misinterpreted by the other and can cause conflict.
3) Different grieving styles may decrease the couple's sense of commonality.
4) Urging each other to be strong in public is an important component of getting past the grieving phase and into the healing phase of bereavement.
A) 1, 2, and 3
B) 1, 2, and 4
C) 1, 3, and 4
D) 2, 3, and 4