Might informal carers of adults with enduring suicidality experience anticipatory loss?

Carers of loved ones who repeatedly express suicidal intent and/or engage in suicidal behavior may experience a sense of anticipation of eventual suicide due to the potential of a fatal act of self-harm. An understanding of John Rolland’s concept of anticipatory loss may help clinicians understand and attend to the experiences of carers of adults […]

A comparison of spousal anticipatory grief and conventional grief

The purpose of the present investigation was to compare the degree of similarity between the grief experienced by spouses of terminally-ill patients prior to (anticipatory grief) and following the death (conventional grief). Responses of this sample were also compared with those of two control groups: spouses of chronically-ill patients and spouses of relatively healthy individuals […]