Year: 1981 Source: Journal of Gerontological Social Work, v.3, no.3, (1981), p.15-43 SIEC No: 19820929

Major theoretical and empirical studies of the bereavement process and its outcomes are reviewed within a framework of therapeutic intervention. Findings on the impact of bereavement and variables association with successful and unsuccessful coping are examined for bereaved elderly. Research needs in this area, based on the limitations of previous studies, are also discussed.