Year: 1989 Source: OMEGA, v. 19, no. 4, (1988-1989), p.365-373 SIEC No: 19890404

Through structured interviews with funeral directors, this study focused on whether suicidal deaths produce reactions in surviving families that are different from those caused by other types of death. Results indicated that suicide produces different reactions by the family & different social responses to the family than other types of death. More shame, difficulty coping with the death, guilt, & unanswered questions are among differences noted. 14 refs