Year: 1989 Source: Omega, v.20, no.2, (1989/90), p.149-171 SIEC No: 19900301

Empirical studies on mourning after suicide are systematically evaluated with the aid of a descriptive model of grief. Stage & component theories are rejected in favor of a framework of tasks of bereavement. Although grief after suicide appears to differ qualitatively from grief after other causes of death, there is no empirical evidence to support the notion that survivors of suicide show more pathological reactions &/or more complicated & prolonged grief process. (70 ref)