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Title: When a friend dies the impact can be as traumatic as losing a family member
Author(s): Forbat, Liz
Liu, Wai-Man
Keywords: Psychology
Death
Bereavement
Issue Date: 13-May-2019
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Forbat L & Liu W (2019) When a friend dies the impact can be as traumatic as losing a family member. The Conversation. 13.05.2019. https://theconversation.com/when-a-friend-dies-the-impact-can-be-as-traumatic-as-losing-a-family-member-116474
Abstract: First paragraph: The death of a friend is a loss that most people face at some point in their lives – often many times. But it is a grief that may not be taken seriously by employers, doctors or others. The so-called hierarchy of grief, a scale used to determine who is considered a more legitimate mourner than others, puts family members at the top. For this reason, the death of a close friend can feel shunted to the periphery and has been described as a disenfranchised grief.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/29726
Rights: The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Affiliation: Faculty of Social Sciences
Australian National University

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