Year: 1981 Source: Death Education, v.5, no.2, (1981), p.107-119 SIEC No: 19850857

This article focuses on the large & increasing number of older widows who are available for human service work within the hospital movement caring for the dying & the bereaved. Widows are portrayed as effective lay counselors because they have experienced the reality of death & possess an empathetic readiness for work in this field. The widows also benefit as they gain satisfaction from both providing a much-needed service & being exposed to new educational experiences.