Anticipatory grief: A needs assessment of family members and significant others when a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness

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Title:
Anticipatory grief: A needs assessment of family members and significant others when a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness
Author:
Steinfeld, Alice, 1953-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This survey examined anticipatory grief as a process of grieving that occurs when a loved-one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. The inevitability of loss creates certain needs and feelings for the survivor. The study examined these needs, the extent to which these needs were satisfied, and the feelings. Finally, the relationship between dissatisfaction of important needs and certain feelings was observed. Findings show that certain needs, such as the need to gain knowledge about illness and to feel emotional support from family members rate as extremely important by the greatest number of respondents. These needs were not, however, rated as highly satisfied. It was also found that feelings such as anger, loneliness, and frustration were rated as occurring frequently when prognosis of death was within a year. Lastly, there was found to be a positive relationship between dissatisfaction of needs and these feelings.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Sick -- Family relationships.; Terminally ill -- Family relationships.; Grief -- Psychological aspects.; Adjustment (Psychology)
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Christensen, Oscar

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAnticipatory grief: A needs assessment of family members and significant others when a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illnessen_US
dc.creatorSteinfeld, Alice, 1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSteinfeld, Alice, 1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis survey examined anticipatory grief as a process of grieving that occurs when a loved-one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. The inevitability of loss creates certain needs and feelings for the survivor. The study examined these needs, the extent to which these needs were satisfied, and the feelings. Finally, the relationship between dissatisfaction of important needs and certain feelings was observed. Findings show that certain needs, such as the need to gain knowledge about illness and to feel emotional support from family members rate as extremely important by the greatest number of respondents. These needs were not, however, rated as highly satisfied. It was also found that feelings such as anger, loneliness, and frustration were rated as occurring frequently when prognosis of death was within a year. Lastly, there was found to be a positive relationship between dissatisfaction of needs and these feelings.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSick -- Family relationships.en_US
dc.subjectTerminally ill -- Family relationships.en_US
dc.subjectGrief -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectAdjustment (Psychology)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChristensen, Oscaren_US
dc.identifier.proquest1337489en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22902971en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17525986en_US
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