Year: 1982 Source: Personnel & Guidance Journal, v.61, no.3, (1982), p.131-137 SIEC No: 19831438

Reviews literature on the following areas as they relate to the elderly: attitudes towards death, death fears, suicide, dying & bereavement. While the plethora of literature on psychosocial aspects of death & older people is impressive, the inconsistencies in findings in several areas, particularly in orientations toward death, demonstrate the need for improvement. Article concludes that research, theory & practice should be closely aligned whenever possible & suggests counselling practices.