chronic sorrow

chronic sorrow

A cyclical, recurring, and potentially progressive pattern of pervasive sadness that is experienced by a parent or caregiver, or individual with chronic illness or disability in response to continual loss, throughout the trajectory of an illness or disability.
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Lowes and Lyne (2000) discussed the presence of chronic sorrow or grief related to the significant loss of health in a child.
Eakes' theory of Chronic Sorrow in parents of premature infants.
The concept of chronic sorrow offers afresh perspective for understanding the negative emotional impact of parental rejection on children.
Cameron discussed the aspects of chronic sorrow and human resiliency as well as interventional strategies people can use to gain control and live happier, healthier lives.
Chronic sorrow refers to a unique grief reaction that occurs when loss is not final, but continues to be present in the life of the griever (Roos, 2002).
Fourth, I review the notion of chronic sorrow for families living with childhood disability and discuss the utility of the concept.
The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the presence and meaning of chronic sorrow in a group of next of kin of patients with MS.
The definition of what is considered to be an illness, how patients are defined and treated, the focus of care, the site of care, the outcomes of care, usable concepts such as grief, chronic sorrow, bereavement--all of these ideas have a history as to how and why they developed, were accepted--or were rejected.
The understanding of parenting gained from the study included parent's chronic sorrow, stress and burden, normalization, stigma, secrecy, and disclosure.
Some themes related to parenting in the literature, and evident in this study, were chronic sorrow, stress and burden, normalization, stigma, secrecy, and disclosure.
Hainsworth[9] noted that in a study of patients with multiple sclerosis, 80% reported the presence of chronic sorrow in their lives, often triggered when an event reminded them of their situation.
These episodes of periodic sadness are usually signs of parents grieving a living loss, an experience otherwise known as chronic sorrow.

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