Year: 1997 Source: Holistic Nursing Practice, v.11, no.2, (1997), p.60-68 SIEC No: 19970120

This article reports a study examining the rejection level of the surviving widow toward the suicide victim & the suicide survivor’s experience of abuse. Results showed that 65.3% of the survivors of suicide had experienced some form of abuse, the most frequent being verbal abuse. The experience of abuse may affect the bereavement process & coping strategies in surviving the suicide of a spouse.