Year: 2000 Source: Omega, v.41, no.1, (2000), p.59-77 SIEC No: 20000470

This article proposes a model that conceptualizes health professionals’ reactions to the deaths of their patients in terms of loss & grief. It suggests that grieving is both an individual & social-interactive process. The interaction between individual idiosyncratic factors (life style) & environmental factors (work style) is described in terms of how they affect the grieving process. Special consideration is given to the individual & collective forms of grieving & to the role of team support.