chronic grief


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chronic grief

Unresolved denial of the reality of a personal loss.
See also: grief
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Where there is dissonance in grieving and suppression of feelings, there is an increased risk of chronic grief (Kamm & Vandenberg, 2001).
I argue that the notion of chronic grief or sorrow draws upon a 'disability as tragedy' discourse and therefore may be applied in order to describe parents and/or families as either 'denying' their grief or being unable to 'accept' their reality of caring for a child or children with disability (Ferguson, 2001; Ferguson et al.
In her analysis, Teel examined theories of time-bound grief and of chronic grief or mourning, and used these in adapting Olshansky's definition of chronic sorrow for nurses.
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