Year: 1985 Source: Omega, v.16, no.3, (1985-1986), p.267-280 SIEC No: 19860375

This article reviews existing theory and resarch on the issue of how attitudes and fears of death are influenced by recent bereavement. While the identification and validation of distinct stages of grief has demonstrated the powerful impact of death upon survivors, other research suggests that exposure to death does not alter one’s attitudes or fears. However, an examination of this literature reveals a number of flaws. This articles attempts to discuss and evaluate these problems. 40 ref.