Year: 1992 Source: Death Studies, v.16, no.2, (March-April 1992), p.173-181 SIEC No: 19920002

This article examines how the death of a parent, particularly the father, can create an immediate crisis for the surviving spouse & children. The problems of being a widow or being a child who has lost his parent to death are explored in detail. Interventions are suggested & explored in terms of the literature, empirical work, & anecdotal material. The authors raise many questions about how death impacts family members & whether or not interventions are needed. (24 refs.)