Year: 1999 Source: Death Studies, v.23, no.3, (April-May 1999), p.197-224 SIEC No: 19990100

A dual process model of coping with bereavement is proposed. 2 types of stressors, loss- & restoration-oriented, & a dynamic, regulatory coping process are identified. It is proposed that adaptive coping consists of confrontation/avoidance of loss & restoration stressors. A dosage of grieving, i.e. the need for respite from dealing with either of these stressors, is discussed. Supporting empirical research is discussed & the model’s relevance to aspects of bereavement & coping is described.