Year: 1998 Source: Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 1998. p.406-421 SIEC No: 19980321

This chapter summarizes the author’s qualitative study of the long-term process of grieving in 4 women bereaved by the suicide death of a male family member. Vignettes are provided for each of the women. A theoretical model of grief integration is presented. The model has 3 phases: grief suppression, grief emergence & grief integration. Characteristics of each phase are examined. The potential clinical application of the model is briefly described. (33 refs.)