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Title: THE BEREAVEMENT EXPERIENCE OF BEREAVED SPOUSES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN IN SINGAPORE
Authors: WOO MUN HONG, IVAN
Keywords: bereavement, widowhood, spouses, dependent children, single parents, Singapore
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2015
Citation: WOO MUN HONG, IVAN (2015-07-27). THE BEREAVEMENT EXPERIENCE OF BEREAVED SPOUSES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: THIS STUDY CONTRIBUTES INSIGHTS TO THE EXPERIENCES OF BEREAVED SPOUSES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN. THE PERSPECTIVES OF THESE CONVENTIONALLY NEGLECTED SINGLE PARENTS ARE VITAL IN HELPING SOCIAL WORKERS DEVELOP SERVICES TO MAXIMISE THE POTENTIAL LIFE-YEARS OF THEIR DEPENDENT CHILDREN. MEANING-MAKING WAS THE KEY CONCEPT ADOPTED FOR THIS QUALITATIVE STUDY THAT FOCUSES ON THE DUAL PROCESS MODEL OF COPING WITH BEREAVEMENT. INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH EIGHT BEREAVED SPOUSES IN SINGAPORE. IT WAS FOUND THAT MEANING MANAGEMENT THEORY CAN BETTER ACCOUNT FOR THE EXPERIENCES OF THE INFORMANTS IN THIS STUDY THAN MEANING RECONSTRUCTION THEORY, AND DISCRIMINATION FROM MEMBERS OF SIMILAR ETHNIC COMMUNITY AND DISCRIMINATION FROM FAMILY MEMBERS ARE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT ONE?S ATTEMPT TO COPE WITH SPOUSAL LOSS. FURTHERMORE, THE FINDINGS HAVE INVITED A RETHINK ON THE APPLICABILITY OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC VIEW OF GRIEF AND SEEM TO SUGGEST THE NATURALISTIC VIEW AS A POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL PERSPECT
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/122707
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